Life Innovation ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Japan is targeting a society of health and longevity by promoting research and development in medical and nursing-care technologies.
|Priceless Prosthetics ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(257KB)|
Japanese prosthetics manufacturers are behind a range of innovative products that help the infirm to lead active lives.
|Japan's Lively Seniors ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(335KB)|
Japanese people are not content with living long; they want to live life to the fullest. The two senior women profiled in this article are testament to that.
|Taking Stock of the Ningen Dock ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(123KB)|
Dr. Minoru Yamakado, a board member of the Japan Society of Ningen Dock, explains the ningen dock system of medical checkup, which is peculiar to Japan, and what it involves.
|Breakthroughs in Medical Science ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(173KB)|
New materials and devices are revolutionizing the operating room.
|Cancer Checkups and Care for All ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(140KB)|
A new initiative of the Japanese government has created designated hospitals for the treatment of cancer nationwide. Dr. Tadao Kakizoe, president emeritus of the National Cancer Center, explains the policies.
|Health in Our Hands ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(301KB)|
A variety of services close at hand support the health of the Japanese people.
|Super Innovation ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(220KB)|
Introducing three promising projects in Japan's Super Special Consortia for supporting development of cutting-edge medical care.
|A Society of Health and Longevity ( HTML : English / Japanese )||PDF(95KB)|
Dr. Tasuku Honjo, executive member of the Council for Science and Technology Policy, explains the government's policy of "life innovation."
|PRIME MINISTER'S DIARY
Inauguration of the Kan Cabinet ( HTML : English / Japanese )
On June 4, Naoto Kan was selected as the 94th prime minister of Japan. He made his policy speech at the 174th session of the Diet on June 11.
Bridging the Region ( HTML : English / Japanese )
APEC has been working toward the liberalization of regional trade. Hirokazu Okumura, a special professor at the University of Tokyo who was influential in APEC's founding, and Ippei Yamazawa, a professor emeritus at Hitotsubashi University, consider the status of APEC today.
"Flourish of Originality" ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Sannomaru Shozokan (Museum of the Imperial Collections) of the Imperial Household Agency is now exhibiting collections contributed by the Imperial Family to the national government.
No Screws Loose at Hard Lock ( HTML : English / Japanese )
The Hard Lock Nut, an innovative product made by Hard Lock Industry Co., prevents screws from loosening. The product is now being adopted around the world.
In Search of Industrial Heritage ( HTML : English / Japanese )
Designated as industrial heritage sites, the buildings and artifacts of some industries are now popular tourist destinations. We visit two historic sites.
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