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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Fukushima nuclear plant diverting groundwater to stem contamination

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... taken on April 15, potentially dangerous isotopes, including caesium and tritium, were found to be a fraction of the maximum allowed under World Health Organisation guidelines for drinking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1517444/fukushima-nuclear-plant-diverting-groundwater-stem-contamination
  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Slasher attacks Japan female pop group AKB48 with saw at fan event

    Posted May 26th 2014, 12:09pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... people will be in good health again soon... and the two group members will show us soon they are in good shape,” wrote another fan on an internet forum, who said his name was “Yamasan”. “I also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1519620/slasher-attacks-japan-female-pop-group-akb48-fan-event
  5. 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
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1464233/drug-giant-novartis-replaces-japanese-trio-over-side-effects-cover-claim
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1402542/japan-looks-claim-falsified-data-was-used-alzheimers-drug-study
  8. News - Asia - JAPAN

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1445087/rise-childhood-cancer-fukushima-sparks-debate
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1448122/panasonic-offers-pollution-premium-top-pay-staff-sent-china
  10. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1458493/japan-orders-release-longest-held-death-row-inmate

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