Lay judge seeks payout over murder case stress

National Sep 25, 2013

Lay judge seeks payout over murder case stress

A former lay judge is suing the government for ¥2 million in compensation, claiming she was hit by an acute stress disorder after being exposed to graphic evidence at a murder trial. Hifumi Aoki, 63, from Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, who served in March in a ...

Our Lives | WHEN EAST MARRIES WEST Jul 5, 2013

Stressing on stress

by Thomas Dillon

The Internet is ablaze with lists suggesting ways to fight back against the deadliest foe of modern man — stress. Yes, stress. It will boil your blood pressure, electrify your nerves, scramble your stomach, ruin your happiness and lead you straight to the grave. As ...

Pair log off, hit street to meet, hear real people

National May 16, 2013

Pair log off, hit street to meet, hear real people

by Tomohiro Osaki

Once addicted to a social-networking service, 27-year-old Lim Moon Hyang suddenly got tired of responding to instantaneous feedback from her online friends and realized with terror just how deep her SNS obsession ran. "There was a time I was logging on to Mixi every five ...