Category: Health

Disability Health Japan Transplantation

Japanese NPO suspected of facilitating transplant using trafficked kidney, donor was a Ukrainian woman

A Tokyo-based nonprofit organization is suspected of having facilitated an overseas living donor kidney transplant that used a trafficked kidney. Audio and video recordings obtained by The Yomiuri Shimbun and interviews with individuals affiliated with the NPO reveal that the donor was a Ukrainian woman who was having financial difficulties, and that the price for her kidney was about $15,000 (¥2 million).

Health Japan Technology

Tsukuba City tests ‘MaaS’ app to help elderly and people with disabilities access medical care

An experiment is being carried out in Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, to demonstrate a service that would allow users to use a single app to make cab reservations and arrange for vehicles to be automatically driven around hospitals so that elderly people and people with disabilities who have difficulty getting around can visit medical institutions smoothly.

Children Health Japan

Anorexia Cases Up 60 percent among Youth in Japan amid Pandemic

New anorexia cases among people younger than 20 in Japan grew 60 pct from the previous year in fiscal 2020 amid the novel coronavirus crisis, a survey by the National Center for Child Health and Development showed Thursday.

“Stress and anxiety stemming from school closures due to the pandemic and other reasons might have affected them,” the center said.