Tag - mental-health



Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 6, 2016
Amnesty report cites forced cannibalism, rape, death, trauma as South Sudan turns 5
Mass killings, rape, torture, abductions and forced cannibalism have led to an increase in mental illness in South Sudan, with patients routinely housed in prisons due to an "almost total" absence of mental health care, a rights group said on Wednesday.
Jun 13, 2016
Healthy aging has little to do with age
When it comes to maintaining health in your older years, age means little and obesity may not be so bad after all.
Japan Times
Dec 9, 2015
Sexual harassment at bōnenkai, inept handling, a suicide
Hokkaido Shimbun case shows how far Japan still has to go to safeguard women's rights in the workplace.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2015
Stress test to join annual health checks as mental problems rise in corporate Japan
In light of the nationwide rise in mental health problems, the Industrial Safety and Health Law was revised last year to oblige companies to offer annual "stress checks" to employees starting Tuesday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Nov 23, 2015
Businesses to be obliged to check employees' mental health
Businesses will be obliged starting next month to offer their employees an annual test to check their mental stress level amid an increase in workers suffering mental disorders.
Japan Times
Nov 16, 2015
The time has come for happiness by design
Until recently, it seemed sensible to assume that our happiness was determined by factors, such as luck or genes, beyond our control. New discoveries, however, point to a fresh way of thinking.
Japan Times
Nov 1, 2015
Medecins du Monde brings health care to Tohoku, Tokyo and the world
Now marking its 20th year in Japan, MdM works with local partners to develop medical practices with the aim of providing universal access to health care.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jul 31, 2015
In major nuclear disasters, mental health the No. 1 casualty, studies find
People caught up in a nuclear disaster are more likely to suffer severe psychological disorders such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder than harm from radiation.
JAPAN / Society
Jun 21, 2015
Intellectually disabled woman seeks compensation for forced sterilization under eugenics law in 1960s
A woman in her 60s with an intellectual disability will ask the national bar association to examine her forced sterilization about 50 years ago as a human rights violation, her lawyer said Saturday.
May 25, 2015
China's unaddressed mental health problems
The Chinese government must take steps to deal with the country's mental health crisis.
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 25, 2015
Alzheimer's debate revived as Biogen's drug trial advances
Just days after Biogen Inc. revealed promising early data from an experimental Alzheimer's treatment, new research from the Mayo Clinic may revive a long-running debate over whether the drug industry is focusing on the right target in developing therapies to treat the disease.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 17, 2015
Prosecutors plan psychiatric tests for Awaji murder suspect
Prosecutors plan psychiatric tests to see whether a 40-year-old man can be held criminally responsible for a stabbing spree that left five people dead on Awaji Island, Hyogo Prefecture, earlier this month, investigative sources said.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jan 14, 2015
More Japanese children being prescribed psychotropic drugs
A growing number of Japanese children are being prescribed psychotropic drugs to treat depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) and schizophrenia, according to a study by government-funded medical institutes.
Jan 2, 2015
Still no insurance for mental illness
The U.S. remains a country in its infancy when it comes to mental health care, despite the undeniable turning point marked by the enactment of the Affordable Care Act in 2013.
Dec 19, 2014
Ministry working to better situation of female inmates
The Justice Ministry is trying to improve the conditions of female prisoners, as women's jails are facing difficulties such as overcrowding and a large number of inmates with mental health problems.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 11, 2014
Suicides rise among young as Indian society modernizes; mental health problems go untreated
Pinki Chauhan, a straight-A Indian physics and math student, arrived at her university campus shortly after breakfast, poured gasoline over her wispy frame and lit a match.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Nov 22, 2014
Newtown massacre shooter indulged dark obsessions online: report
By the time Adam Lanza massacred 26 children and adults at a Connecticut school two years ago, he was living in nearly complete isolation, communicating with no one except an online network of people obsessed with mass murder, a report released on Friday said.
Aug 27, 2014
Special psychiatric assistance teams counsel Hiroshima landslide victims
The health ministry has dispatched mental health care teams to assist people left homeless by the Hiroshima landslides, making use of a new disaster program for the first time.
Japan Times
Events / Events In Tokyo
Aug 13, 2014
Art from the margins of society
A show of brilliant color combinations, unusual shapes and a creative use of materials, "Art as a Haven of Happiness" at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum showcases the work of artists with Down syndrome and other disabilities. Free of any fixed ideas or concepts that often limit the definition of art, these are works created from instinct, often expressing the artists' happiness and joy.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 8, 2014
Study paves way for Alzheimer's early detection
British scientists have identified a set of 10 proteins in the blood that can predict the onset of Alzheimer's and call this an important step toward developing a test for the incurable brain-wasting disease.


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