Tag - mental-health



Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Hiroshima
Apr 4, 2022
As the pandemic drags on, more in Japan find solace in 'oshikatsu' devotion
Made more accessible through new technology, styles of fandom long monopolized by those obsessed with pop culture, anime and manga are, for many, becoming a vital part of lockdown life.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2022
Lewis Hamilton opens up about struggles with mental health
'I have struggled mentally and emotionally for a long time, to keep going is a constant effort but we have to keep fighting, we have so much to do and to achieve.'
Japan Times
Apr 1, 2022
TELL Japan hopes to 'build resilience' with mental health summit
The mental health support group has landed some notable speakers for its second annual conference on resilience including Kathy Matsui and Gail Palmer.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / FOCUS
Mar 27, 2022
Emotional support lacking for Japan women undergoing infertility treatment
Women who seek medical help to overcome infertility issues are finding it difficult to access related mental health support, adding increased angst to an emotionally trying process.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Kyushu
Mar 21, 2022
'Deipnophobia' — understanding the fear of dining with others
While many people feel they are missing out amid COVID-19 restrictions imposed on group dining, some feel relieved by the current situation.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 18, 2022
Prosecutors drop case of dead suspect in Osaka clinic arson
The investigation into the suspected arson on Dec. 17 ended, as the 61-year-old suspect, Morio Tanimoto, died in the hospital on Dec. 30 before police could question him.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 16, 2022
Police send case of dead suspect in Osaka clinic arson to prosecutors
Prosecutors are expected to drop the case after the suspect, Morio Tanimoto, 61, died before police were able to question him.
Japan Times
Mar 15, 2022
More firms rely on services to support remote workers' mental health
One service uses smartphones to measure employees' stress levels by having them periodically answer questionnaires.
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2022
The disasters that never happened: How to soothe rising climate anxiety
From retrofitting schools to withstand earthquakes to installing irrigation that saves crops from drought, many effective early disaster interventions have gone largely unnoticed.
Japan Times
Mar 10, 2022
3/11 quake-related suicides in Japan total 246
Overall, the number each year has been on a downward trend, but briefly rose in both 2017 and 2019.
Japan Times
Feb 18, 2022
20% of Japan's public health center staff overworked with COVID-19 duties
A survey also found that around 36% had symptoms of depression, while about 1% had logged more than 200 overtime hours per month.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 17, 2022
COVID-19 patients may have increased risk of developing mental health problems
A new study has found that people who had COVID-19 were 39% more likely to be diagnosed with depression and 35% more likely to be diagnosed with anxiety.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 11, 2022
Aichi mom held over daughters' deaths in suspected murder-suicide bid
The girls' father called for an ambulance upon arriving home from work, saying his children were unconscious.
Japan Times
Feb 9, 2022
How Olympians embraced mental health after Simone Biles showed the way
The American gymnast's public struggles gave other Olympians tacit permission to share their vulnerabilities. Some of them have.
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JAPAN / Society
Feb 3, 2022
In Japan, a thousand digital eyes keep watch over the elderly
The surveillance programs offer the promise of protecting those in cognitive decline while helping them retain some independence, but they have also evoked fears of authoritarian overreach.
Japan Times
Jan 13, 2022
Sony Music takes the lead in supporting artists' mental wellbeing
The company's pioneering 'B-side' initiative addresses the toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on its signed talent with regular mental and physical checkups and counseling.
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COMMENTARY / World / The Year Ahead: Reckonings
Jan 9, 2022
America’s killer capitalism
While many commentators with alternative calculations have questioned the extent of rising income inequality, none has succeeded in dismissing the trend.
Japan Times
Jan 3, 2022
Mental health issues show women bear brunt of Japan's monarchy system
The diagnosis of former princess Mako's post-traumatic stress disorder prior to her marriage in October has once again highlighted the pressure that women in the imperial family face.
Japan Times
Dec 27, 2021
In Osaka, friends and strangers share a communal meal
Feeling hungry? Feeling lonely? The doors are open to you at Cocoroom, regardless of your nationality.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 21, 2021
As climate anxiety rises, chat groups tackle isolation and taboos
A growing network of discussion groups offer spaces for people to open up about their feelings on the changing climate.


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