The history of health and nutrition in Japan
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- Rash of TB Cases Worries Officials
- By Suvendrini Kakuchi, IPS, 9 August 1999. Japan is
grappling with a sudden tuberculosis alert, following an
alarming rise in the number of patients detected with new
strains of the life-threatening disease. The rise in the
number of younger people with TB, such as university
students and malnourished children in the cities as well as
- Survey studies nation's smokers
- By Takeshi Yamashina, Mainichi Shimbun,
Sunday 14 November 1999. More than half of the nation's
smokers are nicotine addicts who cannot kick the habit.
- Japan's Voluntary Shut-Ins: Locked in
Their Rooms, Young Men Shun Society
- By Kathryn Tolbert, Washington Post,
Wednesday 29 May 2002. As many as a million
Japanese—most of them young men—are considered
shut-ins, either literally cloistered in their rooms or
refusing to work and avoiding all social contact for periods
ranging from six months to more than 10 years.