Tag - mental-health

 
 

MENTAL HEALTH

Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 13, 2023
Woman denies killing mentally ill husband with help of doctor son
According to her lawyer, Junko Yamamoto said she did not know how her husband died and questioned whether the incident amounted to a murder.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 11, 2023
Long-term air pollution exposure raises depression risk, studies find
Air pollution has long been linked to cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. The new studies add to a growing body of evidence that air pollution also affects mental health.
Japan Times
LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Feb 10, 2023
Stressing out at work? Make sure you know how to ask for help
Worried about talking to your supervisor about alleviating stress? The key is to tell them you want to be proactive in dealing with any potential problems.
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JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Feb 6, 2023
Gaming disorder among youths surging amid smartphone use and pandemic
“Patients are having difficulties in their lives and are feeling lonely, and they turn to games to relieve such feelings,” said the director of a psychiatric hospital.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Feb 4, 2023
Blaming TikTok for harming students is easy. Proving it isn’t.
About half of adolescents have had a mental health disorder at some point in their lives, and some school districts are putting at least part of the blame on social media companies that they say addict America’s youth.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / FOCUS
Feb 2, 2023
Long COVID’s psychological toll in focus as Japan's deadliest virus outbreak ebbs
While there are still many unknowns about the disease and how its persistent form should be treated, recent Japan-based research has highlighted its effects on mental health.
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JAPAN / Society
Jan 23, 2023
Trapped in trash: Japan’s hidden hoarders
Behind closed doors, Japan has more houses filled with garbage than you might think — a phenomenon being exacerbated by shifting demographics and pandemic-induced social isolation.
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COMMENTARY / World
Jan 22, 2023
Workplace friendships are worth the awkwardness
Research suggests forging personal connections at work matters more than financial success.
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JAPAN
Jan 20, 2023
Suicides in Japan increase in 2022, with first rise among men in 13 years
Deaths among men rose by 604 to 14,543, leading to 21,584 suicides in the country overall, an increase of 577 from the previous year.
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JAPAN / Politics
Jan 16, 2023
Japan opposition party lawmaker Hakase Suidobashi resigns
The comedian-turned-politician of Reiwa Shinsengumi had stopped his political activities in October last year after being diagnosed with depression.
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BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 10, 2023
Eisai shares jump after FDA approves Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab
The drug, to be sold under the brand name Leqembi, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration under an accelerated pathway.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 8, 2023
Seattle schools sue Big Tech over youth mental health crisis
The suit appears to be the first of its kind in the U.S. brought by a school district, following similar claims filed last year by scores of families.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 28, 2022
Don’t turn your hobby into a side hustle
It's not good for our mental health to assess the potential profitability of every pastime.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 26, 2022
Survey highlights impact of harassment by customers on Japan's workers
In the Rengo poll, 76.4% of workers who have experienced harassment by customers said their lives had been affected, with some feeling a sense of gloom about going to work.
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JAPAN / History
Dec 20, 2022
'Kobe Cannibal': Media's fascination lingers on in the West after death
Despite his one-time fame, the death of notorious murderer and cannibal Issei Sagawa received only cursory coverage in Japan, in contrast to the West.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 6, 2022
Long ICU stays lead to extended misery for many COVID survivors
The mechanical ventilation, anti-inflammatory drugs and other tools of modern medicine that help people beat severe cases of COVID-19 often come with harrowing aftereffects.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Dec 6, 2022
Mother of late 'Terrace House' star sues TV broadcaster
Kyoko Kimura claims the companies intentionally staged and edited scenes to portray her daughter in a demeaning manner.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 30, 2022
Eisai Alzheimer’s drug sparks debate over benefits as risks like brain bleeding emerge
The key issue is whether the modest slowing of the disease is meaningful to individual patients and their families, especially in light of the potential side effects.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 29, 2022
Eisai and Biogen plunge after report of second death in Alzheimer’s trial
The case involved a 65-year-old woman who died of a massive brain hemorrhage after suffering a stroke and a type of brain swelling and bleeding in an Eisai trial, a report said.
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CULTURE / Books
Nov 26, 2022
'I Want to Die but I Want to Eat Tteokbokki': Compelling confessions of an exhausted millennial
South Korean author Baek Sehee's bestselling mental health memoir is uncomfortably vulnerable and compulsively readable.

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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