Japanese tradition denies surrogacy

National / Media | MEDIA MIX May 6, 2017

Japanese tradition denies surrogacy

by Philip Brasor

Most major media covered the March 22 Tokyo news conference where Sachiko Kishimoto of the nonprofit organization Oocyte Donation Network (OD-Net) explained how a woman in her 40s had recently given birth to a daughter who had been conceived using the woman's husband's sperm ...

National / Politics Jul 6, 2015

Japan to emphasize its health care aid at next G-7 summit

The Abe government is considering emphasizing measures to help spread basic health and medical care in developing countries as one of its foreign policy priorities when Japan hosts the Group of Seven summit next year. A draft of the government's 2016-2020 strategy in the health ...

National Oct 28, 2014

Shiozaki apologizes to plaintiffs in asbestos suits

Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki has apologized to the plaintiffs in two suits in which the Supreme Court held the government responsible for failing to prevent factory workers from being exposed to asbestos. "I offer my most sincere apology to everybody. . . ...

Business Aug 6, 2014

Governance fix needed at GPIF before asset change, Shiozaki says

As the world's biggest pension manager moves closer to putting more money in risky assets, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's deputy policy chief says the fund needs to change its governance first. Japan should submit a bill in the next Diet session to overhaul the ...