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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo closes Yoyogi Park amid dengue fever outbreak

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 02:42pm by AP and Kyodo

    ... in central Tokyo, according to the health ministry. The exception is a man in his 30s from Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo, the Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry said. It said ... for Japanese teens. Health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki on Friday urged the public not to panic, but said all local governments would be given guidelines on how to identify and handle dengue, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585832/tokyo-closes-yoyogi-park-amid-dengue-fever-outbreak
  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan confirms 22 people affected by first dengue fever outbreak since 1945

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 12:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... with residents and tourists. An outbreak of mosquito-borne dengue fever in Japan – the first since the second world war – has affected 22 people, the nation's health ministry confirmed on Monday. ... headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain, skin rash to incapacitating high temperatures, said the World Health Organisation. Occasionally the infection develops into a potentially ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1582860/japan-confirms-first-dengue-fever-outbreak-1945-may-have-affected-20
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima workers in clean-up of crippled plant sue for danger money

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... still employed at the plant have launched legal action against Tepco over remuneration and working conditions, despite widespread reports of exploitation and abuses. "My health may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1583938/fukushima-workers-clean-crippled-plant-sue-danger-money
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Abe's picks for party posts point to possible thaw in ties with China

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 11:41pm by Reuters

    ... in Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) was twinned with a cabinet reshuffle in which Abe gave the health and welfare portfolio to a reform-minded lawmaker, kept core ministers and boosted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1584716/abes-picks-party-posts-point-possible-thaw-ties-china
  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japanese first lady Akie Abe seeks summit with Peng Liyuan at Apec

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 10:50pm by Reuters

    ... troubled term in 2007 after just one year due to ill-health. Additional reporting by Associated Press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1585378/japanese-first-lady-akie-abe-seeks-summit-peng-liyuan-apec
  6. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan birthrate drops 2.7 per cent in first half of year to fewer than 500,000 babies

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:48pm

    ... in the first six months was 13,980 fewer than last year’s 510,371, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare said in a preliminary report. The number of babies born in June was almost flat ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1580811/japan-birthrate-drops-27-cent-first-half-year
  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Monkeys show effects of fallout from Fukushima nuclear meltdown, study says

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 10:13pm by GDN

    ... research on the health effects of radiation exposure in humans," he said. The work, which ruled out disease or malnutrition as a cause of the low blood counts, is published in the journal ... the caesium and low blood counts were not statistically strong. "Unfortunately this is yet another paper with insufficient power to distinguish real effects and relevance to human health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1559272/monkeys-show-effects-fallout-fukushima-nuclear-meltdown-study-says
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tokyo council told to 'clean itself up' after sexist jeers at assembly woman

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 10:17pm by AFP

    ... up", he said. Health Minister Norihisa Tamura, whose portfolio includes the welfare of working women, said the abuse was "not only deeply disrespectful to women, it was a major human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1537177/tokyo-council-told-clean-itself-after-sexist-jeers-assembly-woman
  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Pollution from China triggers health alert in Japan's Kumamoto prefecture

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Officials in Kumamoto, Kyushu island, advise residents to stay indoors in Japan's first official health warning over smog drifting from China Japanese health warning over smog from China A prefecture in southwestern Japan yesterday advised residents to stay indoors or wear masks when they go outside, in the nation's first official health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1180527/pollution-china-triggers-health-alert-japans-kumamoto-prefecture
  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan launches satellite to monitor damage from natural disasters

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:25am by AFP

    ... The satellite will "conduct a health check mainly of the earth's land areas in detail", JAXA project manager Shinichi Suzuki said. It would also collect data related to the deformation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519330/japan-launches-satellite-monitor-damage-natural-disasters

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