Tag - mental-health



Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 26, 2019
Not so lonely this Christmas: Britain's ethical businesses tackle isolation epidemic
Babies bounced on parents' knees, toddlers danced around the room and crackers were pulled with the elderly care home residents in their armchairs as everyone sang along to a medley of Christmas songs.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 24, 2019
Suspect to admit in court to mass murder at Sagamihara disabled care home
A man accused of killing 19 residents and injuring dozens more at a care home for people with mental disabilities in Kanagawa Prefecture in 2016 said Monday he will admit to charges of murder and attempted murder at his trial, which is slated to begin in January.
Dec 18, 2019
Family to seek damages over suicide of Mitsubishi Electric recruit after series of deaths at firm
The bereaved family of a Mitsubishi Electric Corp. recruit who killed himself in August will claim workers' compensation and file a damages lawsuit against the company, as they believe the suicide was the result of verbal abuse from a superior, their lawyers said Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 16, 2019
Former top ministry official sentenced to six year term for son's murder
Hideaki Kumazawa, 76, had admitted to the slaying, saying his 44-year-old son was a social recluse capable of committing violent acts.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 14, 2019
Man accused of 2016 mass murder at Sagamihara care home to plead not guilty at trial
The suspect's defense team plans to argue he was mentally incompetent due to marijuana and other drugs when he stabbed the 19 mentally disabled residents at Tsukui Yamayuri En.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 13, 2019
Tokyo prosecutors demand eight-year prison term for ex-farm bureaucrat Hideaki Kumazawa
Prosecutors on Friday demanded an eight-year jail term for a former top bureaucrat at the farm ministry who has admitted to killing his socially reclusive son in Tokyo.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 11, 2019
Former top Japan farm ministry official admits to murdering reclusive son in first day of trial
A former top bureaucrat at the farm ministry admitted Wednesday to killing his socially reclusive son, during the first day of his high-profile trial in Tokyo.
Japan Times
Dec 11, 2019
'Moving meditation': Tokyo gym owner helping clients kick their lives into gear
Meditation may be one way to care for your mental health, but for those who would rather find their own version of peace and serenity through punches and kicks, a Tokyo gym owner might have the answer.
Japan Times
Dec 6, 2019
Biogen builds case for its Alzheimer's drug, but skeptics say more data needed
Biogen Inc. laid out more data Thursday on its experimental Alzheimer's drug, raising no major safety alarms but also offering little compelling evidence that the drug, once declared a failure, actually works.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 6, 2019
Japanese researchers pave way for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's using blood test
A team of researchers from Nagoya City University and other institutions have discovered a method that may pave the way for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease using a blood test.
Japan Times
Oct 1, 2019
In survey of working women in Japan with mental health issues, a third blame harassment at work
More than a third of female workers certified as having mental health issues cited some form of harassment as the main cause, a government survey showed Tuesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 2, 2019
Police end probe of Kawasaki stabbing rampage with motive still a mystery
Police on Monday formally ended their investigation of a man who went on a fatal stabbing rampage in Kawasaki earlier this year targeting schoolchildren before killing himself.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Aug 16, 2019
Trump blames mass shootings on the mentally ill and calls for more institutions
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he supports meaningful background checks for gun buyers, but he told reporters that those responsible for recent mass shootings were mentally ill and the United States should build more mental institutions.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Aug 2, 2019
Past participants in Japan's lay judge system reveal its challenges
"The accused was sitting right there, so close to me, and yet I felt like there was an unbridgeable distance between us."
Jul 26, 2019
Singapore promotes gardening for elderly in bid to fight loneliness
Since her mother died last year, 74-year-old Lim Yeo Hong has been living alone in a flat on the outskirts of Singapore, scavenging for cardboard scraps which she sells for a living.
Japan Times
Jul 26, 2019
The happiness of the otaku: Daydreaming to well-being
Using the imagination to daydream may be more useful than we thought. But who would have guessed that a key to unlocking its benefits would be pursuing manga, anime and games — otherwise known as 'otaku' culture.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 9, 2019
Tokyo NPO tries new strategy to tackle youth suicide — supporting the supporter
Alcoholism, addiction and depression: Few people can overcome these things alone.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Okinawa
Jul 5, 2019
Tourism boom and psychological stress behind Okinawa bus driver shortage
Local bus operators in Okinawa Prefecture are facing a serious shortage of drivers, which is attributed to increased demand amid a tourism boom and the physically and emotionally taxing nature of the profession.
Japan Times
Jun 29, 2019
As dementia cases rise, so a nation's character changes
"Your mother is senile, senile, senile!"
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 22, 2019
U.S. psychoanalyst association apologizes for past labeling of homosexuality as an illness
The American Psychoanalytic Association apologized on Friday for previously treating homosexuality as a mental illness, saying its past errors contributed to discrimination and trauma for LGBT people.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan