Asahikawa Medical University and four Chinese medical institutions conducted a ceremony Monday to mark the launch of a joint online telemedicine system.
The system, which makes it possible to examine patients and issue instructions for surgery by means of images sent via the Internet, is expected to help correct medical-care disparities between urban and rural areas in China, according to officials of the school in Asahikawa, Hokkaido.
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This stimulating collection of nine essays examines the implications of demographic trends for inequality in Japan. The contributors are sociologists who elucidate how changes such as fewer children, more childless couples, postponement of marriage, increasing life span, educational disparities and worsening employment conditions are influencing social stratification and inequality.
Debate over inequality in Japan has increased significantly over the past decade triggered by growing income disparities and the increased marginalization of younger workers and women in the labor market. Although this book is a translation of work published in 2006, the issue of disparities has drawn even more attention since 2008 in the post-Lehman Shock era.
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