Tag - mental-health

 
 

MENTAL HEALTH

Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 7, 2023
Eisai Alzheimer's drug gets full U.S. approval, widening access to the therapy
The broader clearance from the Food and Drug Administration marks a milestone for treatment of the dementia that afflicts some 6 million Americans.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / FOCUS
Jul 4, 2023
Expectations grow for Alzheimer's drug in Japan, but hurdles remain
Lecanemab could be approved in the country as early as fall, but more specialist doctors and a patient screening system would be needed for widespread use.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 3, 2023
Can we cure dementia before it starts?
Octogenarian and biologist Leroy Hood is trying to make the Elizabeth Holmes-ian dream of preventive medicine come true.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Jul 2, 2023
Suicides in Singapore rise to 22-year high, reflecting 'unseen mental distress'
The suicide rates among young people age 10-29 and elderly people age 70-79 were particularly concerning, a local organization said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 26, 2023
Suicides rose in Japan among young women and girls during pandemic
In 2022, the rate among female residents between ages 10 and 24 was 745 — an increase of 233 compared with 2019.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 23, 2023
The (AI) therapist is in: Can chatbots boost mental health?
Such chatbots are growing in popularity at a time when health resources are stretched, despite concerns from tech experts around data privacy and counseling ethics.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 22, 2023
Dementia-related missing person cases doubled over past 10 years
A total of 18,709 people with dementia were reported missing in 2022, up 6.1% from the previous year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 20, 2023
SDF recruit likely to undergo mental evaluation after fatal shooting
The authorities will aim to assess the male recruit's mental state at the time of the attack on three men during a live-fire training exercise at an indoor firing range.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 19, 2023
New Eisai and Biogen Alzheimer drug faces hurdles in Europe
Some doctors said its effect on the disease may not be clinically meaningful enough when weighed against the risk of brain swelling, its likely high price.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 16, 2023
Remote work revolution becomes tug-of-war between bosses and fed-up staff
While workers don’t want to give up flexibility, leaders want teams back to boost collaboration and avoid a productivity slump.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Jun 15, 2023
Parliament passes law aimed at supporting people with dementia
The health ministry expects the number of people with dementia in Japan to reach 7 million by 2025.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 15, 2023
COVID orphans face grief and poverty as world moves on
Between 10.5 million and 12.4 million children are estimated to have lost at least one parent or caregiver to COVID-19, a study showed, with many struggling with poverty and grief.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 5, 2023
13% of students in Japan prone to depression due to pandemic, study shows
Behavioral restrictions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are believed to have been among the factors affecting children's mental well-being.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Jun 3, 2023
Mute, unfollow, delete: Experts’ tips for mindful social media use
Don't be afraid to change things up on your social media feeds — if only to see what effect the difference has on you.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 1, 2023
COVID lockdowns really did mess with our memories
Researchers have found that some who had lived under pandemic-era lockdowns exhibited distorted time perception similar to that seen in prisoners.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 31, 2023
Japan's parliament enacts bill to tackle social isolation
The legislation obliges local governments to make efforts to set up regional councils made up of groups offering aid to people suffering from isolation.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
May 25, 2023
‘Spring in Between’: Offbeat love story offers a breath of fresh air
Hio Miyazawa brings depth and unforced commitment to his performance as an artist with Asperger’s syndrome in Rika Katsu’s debut feature.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 24, 2023
Swatch executive in Japan suffers mental illness after bullying by boss
The woman was allegedly frequently reprimanded with insults by the president, such as being told she was stupid, and accused of low performance.
Japan Times
WORLD
May 23, 2023
'Playing war': Conflict militarizes Ukrainian children
Over a year into Russia's invasion, the fighting has seeped into Ukrainian children's games and worldviews, impacting them in ways they will carry forever.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
May 11, 2023
‘Alone Together’ docudrama revisits loneliness and anxieties of the pandemic's early days
Yukiko Mishima’s film depicts the profound impact that living in isolation in fear of an invisible enemy had on everyday life in Japan.

Longform

Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on