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Japan: Govt may Sell Medical Services to Cambodia, Including Emergency Care Center


The government will likely sell a Japanese-style medical service to Cambodia in a package that includes an emergency care center, a medical graduate school and an insurance system. The government has decided to seek a market for the medical service in emerging nations in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. It aims to spread the service and standardize it in the region in line with ASEAN’s move toward regional economic integration in 2015. The government plans to first target Cambodia and establish a medical base there through cooperation between the public and private sectors.
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Japan: Japanese Hospitals to be Equipped to Deal with Nuclear Disasters


Drawing on the lessons learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami of 2011, which also brought about the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has come up with a proposal and plan to upgrade the hospitals’ medical framework. This will allow them to properly deal with potential disasteremergencies, particularly of the nuclear kind. Part of this plan is to have the hospitals be capable of treating a large number of patients and designating certain ones to handle treatment of patients with serious radiation exposure. The NRA will be setting up a panel of experts wh
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Japan: Japanese Medical Rescue Team Dispatched to Philippines to Assist in Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts


The Japanese government revealed on November 11 Monday that it was sending an emergency relief team consisting of 25 members to the Philippines in order to assist with the immediate health and recovery concerns following  devastation from Typhoon Haiyan. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference that two members of the team were from the Foreign Ministry, while the rest were mostly medical staff consisting of doctors, nurses, and pharmacists from Japan Disaster Relief Team. The immense storm, which was known locally as Super Typhoon Yolanda, ripped through the Philippines’ central region, and cau
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Japan: Japan Medics Help Typhoon Victims with Tech


Tacloban, Philippines: Japanese medics working to help victims of the Philippines typhoon have deployed wireless mobile X-ray kits using tablet computers, a world first in a disaster zone, a team spokesman said Saturday. The technology, which was developed after the huge tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, allows doctors to take a look inside patients instantly, and even lets them enlarge the image with familiar iPad gestures. Joji Tomioka, coordinator of the Japan Medical Team for Disaster Relief, said the system had been created in response to what doctors needed in the aftermath of the Japanese disaster.
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Japan: Major Quake-Response Drill Held at Bullet Train Base


Settsu: Osaka Prefecture--In preparation for the ever-present threat of a powerful temblor disrupting Shinkansen service, more than 1,000 people participated in an emergency drill conducted Nov. 27 by Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Tokai) at its Torikai base for bullet trains here. About 1,300 participants, including employees of the Nagoya-based railway company, were mobilized into action on the scenario that a Shinkansen had been struck by a powerful earthquake. During the scheduled exercise, they trained in various activities, including how to evacuate passengers.
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