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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Drug giant Novartis replaces Japanese trio over side-effects cover-up claim

    Posted Apr 03rd 2014, 11:00pm by AFP

    ... of a drug "risks violating pharmaceutical law, which could mean an administrative penalty", a health ministry official said. The company hired the outside lawyers to conduct an in-house ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    World's longest-serving death row inmate freed and granted retrial in Japan after 45 years

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 04:49pm by AFP

    ... is Iwao's health. If you put someone in jail for 47 years, it's too much to expect them to stay sane," Hideko said. ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Panasonic offers pollution premium on top of pay for staff sent to China

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 11:41pm by AFP

    ... a deputy minister of environmental protection, underscoring the extent of the problem, which has sparked health concerns. The Panasonic document referred to so-called PM2.5- small particles ... according to a count by the US embassy, more than 16 times the World Health Organisation's safety guideline of 25 micrograms. The public has been increasingly angered by the severe ...

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    Rise in childhood cancer in Fukushima sparks debate

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 10:47am by The Guardian

    ... rise in the number of thyroid cancer cases among local children and young adults. The results have prompted a bitter debate about the potential effects the meltdown had on the health ... rose to 75, compared with 59 at the end of last September. Of the current total, 33 cases have been confirmed as cancer. Under the guidance of Fukushima Medical University, local health ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan marks third anniversary of tsunami, Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 05:50pm by AP

    ... that all people of Japan unite their hearts and stand by each other for a long period so that they can live without losing their hopes and in good health,” Akihito said. In northern Japan, some ...

  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Recent child abuse cases in Japan 'just the tip of the iceberg', say experts

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:43pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare for the 12 months to March last year show a record 66,807 child abuse cases were reported to the authorities. A study carried out by the ministry ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan looks into claim 'falsified' data was used in Alzheimer's drug study

    Posted Jan 10th 2014, 10:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Japan's health ministry is investigating claims bogus figures were used in clinical testing Faked-data probe over Alzheimer's drug study Japan's health ministry said yesterday it was probing claims falsified data was used in an Alzheimer's disease study involving major drug makers. Health officials said they were questioning ...

  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese politicians say Korean ‘comfort women’ claims fabricated

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 10:38pm by Julian Ryall

    ... was that the military was involved, but only "to ensure the health" of the women. Matsuura was one of 13 local politicians who travelled to Glendale City, California, to protest at the decision ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Post-tsunami deaths outnumber disaster toll in Fukushima

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 05:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo In Fukushima prefecture, 1,656 people have died from illnesses related to the disaster, compared with 1,607 who were killed in the tsunami Health complications stemming from Japan’s 2011 tsunami have killed more people in one Japanese region than the disaster itself, the local authority said on Thursday. The biggest problem is the fact ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tepco took months to release record strontium readings at Fukushima, says regulatory official

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 04:38pm by Reuters

    ... the regulator, which is now very closely regulating issues related to public health, the environment and so on,” said Martin Schulz, a senior research fellow at the Fujitsu Research Institute. Tepco, ...




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