Japanese tradition denies surrogacy

/ | May 6, 2017

Japanese tradition denies surrogacy


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 ...

Oct 26, 2016

Health ministry revokes licenses of 89 psychiatrists

The health ministry on Wednesday revoked licenses for 89 mental health doctors with special status that allows them to decide on involuntary hospitalizations of patients on suspicion that they fraudulently acquired their credentials. Such a large number of mental health practitioners being subjected to scrutiny ...

/ Sep 12, 2016

G-7 health chiefs vow to boost dementia care measures

Health ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized countries agreed Monday to boost dementia care measures amid the rapid graying of societies, as they wrapped up a two-day meeting in Kobe. Representatives from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United States and the European ...

/ 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 ...

/ Jan 22, 2015

GPIF governance overhaul almost complete, minister says


The Government Pension Investment Fund is closing in on completing a governance overhaul, said the minister in charge of the $1.1 trillion retirement pool. A ministry pension panel formed to decide the fund's leadership structure will make recommendations on Friday, said Health, Labor and Welfare ...

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. . . ...