Tag - lung-cancer



Lung cancer causes about 76,000 deaths in Japan each year, and about 1.8 million deaths worldwide.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Apr 16, 2024
Japan study shows link between passive smoking and lung cancer
The study shows how passive smoking causes genetic mutations, providing further evidence of the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.
Sep 26, 2019
Halt further health damage from asbestos
Steps must be taken to tighten regulations to protect workers from the risk of exposure to asbestos dust when demolishing buildings.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 19, 2017
Over 30% of lung cancer patients were exposed to secondhand smoke at workplace: survey
Over 30 percent of lung cancer patients in Japan who have jobs had been exposed to passive smoking at their workplaces, underscoring the need for legal action to reduce the risk at offices and public places, according to a patient support group.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Oct 13, 2016
Health ministry unveils draft proposal to crack down on secondhand smoke ahead of 2020 Olympics
The government tables new rules to cut down on secondhand smoke amid a global trend toward cleaner air.
JAPAN / Science & Health
May 31, 2016
Passive smoke kills 15,000 people a year in Japan, study finds
An estimated 15,000 people die annually in Japan from stroke, lung cancer or other diseases caused by passive smoking, according to a study by a health ministry research team.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 25, 2015
Project to fight rare lung cancer gains steam
The National Cancer Center has launched a project to find patients with a rare type of lung cancer for clinical tests on a new drug that may be effective in combating the disease.
Japan Times
Oct 23, 2014
Drug in Japan found to eradicate human lung cancer in mice
In a rare and promising finding, a drug under development in Japan is found to eradicate human lung cancer tumors in mice.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores