Following the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant meltdown in Japan in March 2011, the Japanese government screened the thyroids of Fukushima children and found 1/2 of the 300,476 screened showed thyroid abnormalities. 

In the past 5 years, Japan’s population has dropped by nearly one million people, according to government data, fueling concerns about a coming demographic crisis. The decline of 0.7% to 127.1 million had been predicted by the government, but thenew statistics confirm the…

Laws in Japan make it extremely difficult to buy a gun. There’s an all-day class and shooting range class requirement, as well as a written test, mental test and drug test to pass. The result: low firearm ownership. Unsurprisingly, Japan's firearm homicide rate is way…

The devastation of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeast Japan was not limited to homes and other tangible structures and objects. Heavy drinking is becoming a serious problem in the three communities most severely affected by the quake, and health officials…