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    globalwatcher

    The problem in Japan is that you cannot sue a doctor or a hospital for negligence. well, you can try, but by law, the hospitals do not need to submit any documents

    There is no transparency in information sharing for diagnosis and prognosis of disease to others. I am having troubles with Japanese doctors to make commitments in writing prognosis to US medical teams. Nothing to do with translation issues. .

    they are even allowed to erase parts of documents they do decide to submit.

    Well, Japanese doctors do not have to save specimen or tumor after surgery unlike US. US hospitals have to save it because it is a law. If you are looking for a precision based immunotherapy,. you need to ask them to save it for you prior to surgery. Otherwise they will discard it to trash bin. Everyone needs to know this. Important!!

    Posted in: 2 hospitals to lose 'advanced treatment hospital' status after patients' deaths

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    globalwatcher

    It does make me feel somewhat better to find out I'm not the only one to have experienced incompetent medical care in Japan...

    I am not a Happy Camper either. The quality of medical care here is about at least 10 years behind of USA.

    It is too bad I had to receive almost 40 msv ct scan exposure at once while I could have done it with 3msv in US. You know it is very bad to get that high dose to your body. My Japanese doctors were ready to drop me in middle of treatment when I questioned about the radioactive exposure. Many just do not want me to raise too many questions. I will be here until next year Spring, so I need to do what I need to do......then I will see doctors in University hospital in US. I am just frustrated in despair.

    Posted in: 2 hospitals to lose 'advanced treatment hospital' status after patients' deaths

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    some14someMay. 24, 2015 - 08:03AM JST

    IMF urges Japan to take bold action on reforms, debt mess

    what could be bolder than "Abenomics?"

    I have been saying this for years as you know.

    Japan needs to reduce Public Spending by cutting non productive public servants who are on government payrolls that includes politicians. They need to go.

    Also you need to overhaul Japanese National Health care and Long Term care. I am sorry to tell you the quality of health care here is going down the hill and not updating with the rest of world. I visited some nursing homes in Tokyo and saw how bad these facilities are. . As you know your government has been spending money for elsewhere including airports, cultural centers, but you voters keep electing these stupid politicians who are irresponsible for decades.

    So choice is up to you all Japanese citizens what you want to change for future of Japan.

    Posted in: IMF urges Japan to take bold action on reforms, debt mess

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    globalwatcher

    Too late now. Tokyo is stuck with this. People who voted for this should pay for it.

    Who wanted this Olympic in the hottest month in Japan to begin with? Tokyo Olympic 2020 is very irresponsible as there is no risk assessment and vision. You know there will be a lot of foreigners, not prepared, will suffer with a heat stroke, some of them may die. I believe the whole Olympic was aggressively campaigned by small interest groups and selfish people in Japan. What a mess. In my opinion, now you need to do best you can to accommodate it. When you made a commitment, you just do not walk away.

    Posted in: Tokyo governor hits out at 'ridiculous' bill for 2020 Olympics

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    globalwatcher

    I am wondering why KFC fried chicken and french fries in Japan are too greasy? Do they use same recipe?

    Posted in: KFC Japan adds more breast to their chicken with ‘sexy’ new LINE character

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    globalwatcher

    Too bad he is ending his show in style while I am away from home.

    I always compared David Letterman on the East to Jay Reno on the West on jokes. I think Letterman had a dry hidden punch in his jokes that were too sophisticated unlike Jay Reno who was more straight forward to general audience. .Difference in culture between the East and the West? I will never know.

    congratulations to his retirement! We will miss him

    Posted in: Final Letterman show draws record 14 million viewers

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    globalwatcher

    China should be prepared to ramp up its countermeasures, one notch at a time, according to the degree of provocations from the U.S.,” it said

    I agree with Ossan. I even go further. If their aggression continues, the rest of world will take a necessary action against China to protect all merchant marines in International sea.

    Posted in: Beijing says U.S. South China Sea actions irresponsible, dangerous

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    globalwatcher

    NO, he is just a bad criminal against humanity. Do not beautify it.

    Posted in: Will Boston Marathon bomber's execution make him a martyr?

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    globalwatcher

    Most important cancer screening is missing on this list above. Lung Cancer. The lung cancer is one of the deadliest but treatable if caught early.

    There is a low dose helical ct scan you can ask for lung cancer screening if you are concerned about radiation exposure. It only emits 1-2 svt to body while regular ct emits at least 10 svt. You need to do this once a year if you are a heavy smoker.

    Posted in: Doctor group seeks to clear confusion in cancer screening

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    globalwatcher

    This is where American Medicine excels and leads all global medicine to new age.

    The DNA based precision medicine will change the process of drug R&D forever. I am very excited about it!!

    Posted in: DNA sequencing transforming hunt for new drugs

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    globalwatcher

    . Bad food warnings from Fukushima have been circulated through internet for years. American consumers are afraid of Japanese radiation tinted foods without inspection after the TPP.

    JGov needs to enforce strict labeling guide lines to Morinaga, Meiji and many others that are avoiding to disclose SUGAR in Yogurt and drinks.

    Posted in: Taiwan enforces stricter controls on Japanese food imports

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    EU eventually breaks up. I see financial storms in coming months. Buckle up and get ready!

    Posted in: Greece will not cut salaries and pensions in loan talks: PM

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    http://obama.3cdn.net/f8a8d6b8b4b370d888_24lmvygeu.pdf

    Thanks to a personal commitment of Obama-Biden Cancer Fighting plan. This is a breakthrough for future cancer treatment with PD-1 and PDL-1 Checkmate Inhibitor Drugs that were invented by Ono Pharma of Japan. We are beginning to see a light in the other side of tunnel for new cancer treatment. Way to Go!!

    Posted in: New blood tests, liquid biopsies, may transform cancer care

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    globalwatcher

    Japan cannot do it without a help of FBI.

    Also Japan needs to get serious to clean up Yakuza.

    Posted in: Cabinet panel meets on human trafficking, forced prostitution

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    globalwatcher

    various charges for lying, and stealing and using illegal mail systems.

    Whoat? Amazing how the Right Wingers successfully manipulated a view of global audience. Just amazing!!

    Posted in: Hillary Clinton and the urban rebellion

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    CoconutE3May. 02, 2015 - 10:38PM JST

    Thank you for your excellent post.

    Is Japan Tobacco a government owned entity?
    Amazed how they are still promoting cancer causing e-cigarette to public. The study has already suggested e-cigarette is bad to our health as well .. I am condemning a business strategy of Japan Tobacco. They will be killing many innocent consumers. Where is a conscience? Where is a morale? My state is promoting Quit Smoking campaign on air and it has been very successful. That is a right thing to do. My friends are getting free Quit Smoking patches.

    Posted in: Japan Tobacco to buy U.S. e-cigarette maker

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    globalwatcher

    Employers and Insurance companies have no business with your Gene Testing. We, government, just need to set up a safety net or a policy to make sure that they do not tap into our private gene data.

    I am actually all for this. Gene Testing in cancer treatment is a significant breakthrough. It makes more effective cancer treatment available for us, and it may actually cure cancer. I hope you remember a recent cancer treatment by using virus, based on gene testing, actually shrunk brain tumors -glioma- for 11 patients. Glioma is fatal. These are now in total remission according to Duke University.

    Private insurers in the US have the motivation to eliminate the sickest and riskiest from their pools. This in turn is a driver for patient data collection which is retained indefinitely to be used against you like a bad tweet.

    That is the reason I fought for Obama Care. . I have been in insurance business more than 5 decades until recently. I know how insurance companies fought hard against Obama care and YOU.They only care for profit.

    Posted in: Genetic testing moves into world of employee health

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    globalwatcher

    Fantastic!

    Posted in: 3D printing cures childhood airway disease

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    globalwatcher

    Most Japanese are not risk takers, but it is not their faults as risk is not associated with a culture of harmony in Japanese society..

    Many Japanese scientists and doctors who are risk takers left Japan long time ago, and are working in US where the research funds are easily available.

    I

    Posted in: Abe seeks tech innovation in Silicon Valley visit

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    globalwatcher

    promising a result in just 15 minutes with a 99.7% accuracy rate.

    Wow, I am very impressed.

    This is a game changer in society. No sex unless the other partner is willing to go for the test.

    Posted in: Instant self-test HIV kit on sale in Britain

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