National Oct 15, 2013

Suicide prevention needs regional touch, experts find

by Kazuaki Nagata

The effectiveness of suicide prevention programs differs depending on region, age and gender, according to a study recently released by the health ministry and the National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry. In a 3½-year project, the two entities implemented more extensive prevention programs in 11 ...

Commentary Mar 5, 2007

To move without U.S. cues

by Keizo Nabeshima

In their talks Feb. 21, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney reaffirmed the "unwavering" Japan-U.S. security alliance. This raises a question: Why did Abe have to reaffirm an alliance that is said to have already benefited from the long ...