Top Court Approves Retrial For Nursing Aide

Top court approves retrial for nursing aide

Japan's Supreme Court has approved a retrial for a former nursing assistant who was convicted of killing an elderly hospital patient by removing his artificial ventilator breathing tube.

The 72-year-old patient was found dead in 2003 at Koto Memorial Hospital in Shiga Prefecture, western Japan.

6 Elderly Tenants Dead At A Nursing Home

6 elderly tenants dead at a nursing home

Authorities in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, are investigating a senior citizens' home where 6 elderly tenants have died from last month.

Last week, authorities inspected the facility in Kanoya city for possible management problems related to the deaths.

60,000 Foreign Workers Expected For Nursing Care

60,000 foreign workers expected for nursing care

Japan's government expects to take in some 345,000 foreign workers through fiscal 2023 to make up for the country's labor shortage.

The government presented the figure in the Diet on Wednesday after the opposition asked how many new foreign workers to expect if revised immigration legislation takes effect next April.

'bearish' Nursing-care Robot Gently Assists Patients

'Bearish' nursing-care robot gently assists patientsScientists have developed a robot that resembles a polar bear but can gently carry elderly people or help them stand upright.
“Robear,” created by the Riken institute’s Robot Sensor Systems Research Team in Nagoya, is an upgrade over an older model that could perform a simple cradle hold.