Tag - nurses



The University of Tokyo Hospital in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward
JAPAN / Society
Jun 12, 2024
16 heart transplant surgeries abandoned in Japan in 2023
Of the 16 patients whose transplant operations were abandoned, 10 received transplants later, while six are still awaiting transplants.
Shi Pong Hsu, 75, makes coffee in a Singapore coffee shop. The city-state's government projects that almost a quarter of its population will be 65 or over by 2030.
Mar 10, 2024
Singapore is bracing for a super-aging society
Japan and South Korea may be the poster children for low birthrates, but Singapore is confronting its own decline. Its solution? Bonuses for nurses.
The figures on the potential loss of 28 nurses, or 21% of the total, emerged in Wajima Municipal Hospital's workforce planning for fiscal 2024.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 2, 2024
Fifth of quake-hit Japan area hospital's nurses may quit amid crisis
Hospital officials said that even before the quake, the area struggled to recruit staff amid an aging population.
The Central Social Insurance Medical Council has adopted a proposal to increase outpatient fees in order to boost the salaries of health care workers.
Feb 15, 2024
Japan to raise outpatient visit fees to increase workers' pay
In order to increase pay for young doctors, nursing staff and pharmacists, basic hospitalization fees and outpatient fees will be raised.
A doctor and a nurse check on people affected by the New Year's Day quake in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, on Jan. 6.
Jan 16, 2024
Doctors and nurses support families at morgues after Noto quake
Teams were sent after the 2016 quakes in Kumamoto Prefecture and a major mudslide in Atami in Shizuoka Prefecture in 2021.
Japan Times
Mar 15, 2023
Exodus of health care workers from poor countries worsening, WHO says
The trend for nurses and other staff to leave parts of Africa or Southeast Asia for wealthier countries in the Middle East or Europe has accelerated as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan Times
Nov 8, 2022
As pandemic eases, more Filipino nurses set to seek work abroad
Filipino nurses fluent in English are in high demand overseas. As of the end of 2021, over 310,000 of more than 910,000 registered nurses in the Philippines were working abroad.
Japan Times
Oct 5, 2022
Nursing shortage sparks bidding war as countries vie for talent
No nation is better prepared to help the world staff up its hospitals and clinics than the Philippines, the single biggest exporter of nurses.
Japan Times
Jul 6, 2022
China's private health system hurt by tough coronavirus controls
Dozens of private hospitals have declared bankruptcy in China during the past two years, pushed over the edge by the cost of complying with the country's 'COVID zero' policies.
Japan Times
Jan 2, 2022
How the pandemic changed Japan’s health care system
COVID-19 has overhauled work practices and exposed the divisions between the public and private sectors of the medical system.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Nov 9, 2021
Former Yokohama nurse gets life sentence for murder of three patients
Ayumi Kuboki, 34, admitted to killing the patients by mixing antiseptic into their drip bags at the hospital where she worked.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Okinawa
Oct 18, 2021
Okinawa medical workers push back against unfair COVID-19 bonus system
The prefecture has seen some staff receive more compensation for extra work during the pandemic than others.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Fukushima
Oct 18, 2021
How 3/11 forced a Fukushima doctor to become an expert in treating radiation
Medical workers who had no prior experience of dealing with the issue found themselves on the front line in March 2011.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Oct 3, 2021
Vaccine mandates hit U.S. amid historic health care staff shortage
What some are calling the worst U.S. health care labor crisis in memory is sharpening concerns about attrition from resistance to vaccine mandates.
Japan Times
Jul 30, 2021
Doctors and nurses targeted in brutal Myanmar crackdown, U.N. warns
There are hundreds of outstanding arrest warrants for health care workers who have been targeted for brutal treatment by the regime.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jul 12, 2021
Talk of 'vaccination harassment' puts Japan Inc. in a tough spot
The term has come into the spotlight in Japan ever since reports emerged of workers complaining of peer pressure and instructions from their bosses to receive a shot.
Japan Times
Jun 25, 2021
Benefits of vaccine rollout begin to show in Tokyo infection data
The coronavirus infection rate is plunging for front-line workers and older people — the demographics inoculated first.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Regional Voices: Tohoku
Jun 21, 2021
Income cap hinders nurses’ role in administering COVID-19 vaccines in Japan
Normally, if a spouse's income rises above u00a51.3 million a year, they lose access to their partner's pension and health care benefits, which has put some people off extra hours.
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2021
Hurdles remain for getting former nurses involved in Japan's vaccine rollout
A dearth of doctors and nurses to administer shots is one of the factors behind Japan's slow inoculation rollout.
Japan Times
JAPAN / View from Osaka
Jun 4, 2021
Tokyo Games pose risk for Kansai's already strained medical system
In the Kansai region, people are anxious that those involved with the Tokyo Games may catch the virus and bring it back west.


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