Archivio tag: Japan

Japan’s ailing healthcare system

Japan is the world’s second wealthiest nation, but its emergency medical services are deteriorating – in some cases with fatal results.

Al Jazeera’s Tony Cheng examines the cases of pregnant women, turned away by dozens of hospitals.

Japan turns to building amid economic gloom

Many governments around the world have turned to infrastructure as a means of coping with the global economic crisis.

A part of the US stimulus plan calls for massive amounts of money to be spent on roads, railways and broadband Internet access.

In Japan, infrastructure spending is also being used to assist in current crisis.

Al Jazeera’s Tony Cheng reports on one such project.