A recent dispute between Seven-Eleven Japan Co. and one of its franchise stores has brought the convenience store industry’s around-the-clock service into the spotlight amid a severe nationwide labor crunch.
Scientists say they have discovered immune cells that can fight all known flu viruses in what was hailed as an "extraordinary breakthrough" that could lead to a universal, one-shot vaccine against the killer disease.
The island of Tasmania has long been renowned for producing some of Australia’s tastiest seafood. But when warming seas allowed a foreign species of sea urchin to move farther south, devastating valuable fisheries, local businesses tried to innovate and ended up fostering a new industry whose products are popular overseas, including in Japan.
Japan will likely allow pharmacists to consult online with patients about their medications from April 2020, reflecting the rising demand for in-home medical care among the country's rapidly aging populace, officials said Tuesday.
The National Health Insurance (JKN) passed its five-year anniversary on Jan. 1, marking significant progress from covering only 46 percent of the population in 2014 to 81 percent at the beginning of this year.