Triple Disaster Retrospective: Tepco Executives Acquitted

February 13, 2023
On January 18th this year, the Tokyo High Court upheld the acquittal of three former Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) executives. Tepco Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, alongside former vice presidents Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto were found not guilty of manslaughter or negligence as it relates to Japan’s “Triple Disaster” of 2011 (ABC). The Triple Disaster […]

Japan Approves Dexamethasone as a Treatment for Coronavirus

July 27, 2020
Japan’s health ministry has approved dexamethasone, a widely used steroid, as the second treatment for coronavirus (Reuters). The approval comes after the drug was proven to be effective in reducing the number of deaths caused by the coronavirus in Britain (Straits Times). The drug proved to reduce the chance of death by a third, on […]