/ Sep 4, 2018

Japan's Dai-ichi Life to buy Suncorp Life for $460 million

Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc. said Tuesday it would buy Suncorp Life, an Australian life insurance unit of Suncorp Group, for 640 million Australian dollars ($460 million), the latest overseas expansion for a Japanese insurer grappling with a shrinking domestic market. Dai-ichi Life said in a ...

Aug 17, 2018

Japan's health insurance system remains deficit-ridden despite reforms

The national health insurance program underwent a major reform at the start of fiscal 2018 that saw prefectures, rather than municipalities, begin managing the deficit-ridden system to improve its financial base. The program, called kokumin kenkō hoken in Japanese, covers the self-employed, pensioners, nonregular workers ...

Online retailer Amazon may be turning to health care

/ Feb 18, 2018

Online retailer Amazon may be turning to health care

Triumphant in online retail, cloud computing, organic groceries and streaming television, Amazon founder and chief "disruptor" Jeff Bezos is turning his seemingly limitless ambition to health care. Amazon, which was launched as an internet bookseller nearly 24 years ago, has branched into offerings including voice-commanded ...