Shoichiro Kaneko, Japanese Psychiatrist, Gets 5 year prison term – negligent in plowing his car into 5 people, killing one

The Mainichi Doctor handed 5-year prison term after epileptic fit led to fatal car crash June 27, 2017 A doctor who plowed his car into pedestrians in downtown Tokyo in 2015 after suffering an epileptic fit, killing one of them and injuring four others, was handed a five-year prison term on June 27. The Tokyo […]

Japan to Punish 95 Psychiatrists for Illegally Obtaining Licenses – Many of the psychiatrists include heads of hospital psychiatric departments and owners of clinics

The Mainichi Ministry to punish 95 doctors over illicit acquisition of designated psychiatrist’s licenses December 31, 2016 (Mainichi Japan) Japanese version The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is expected to punish 95 doctors for illicitly obtaining and helping others obtain specially designated psychiatrist’s licenses, and temporarily suspend most of them from practicing medicine in […]

Japan revokes licenses of 89 psychiatrists on suspicion they fraudulently acquired their credentials

Japan Times Health ministry revokes licenses of 89 psychiatrists OCT 26, 2016 The health ministry on Wednesday revoked licenses for 89 mental health doctors on suspicion that they fraudulently acquired their credentials. Such a large number of mental health practitioners being subjected to scrutiny at one time is unprecedented. Health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki took the […]

Eleven psychiatrists disciplined at Japanese hospital – fraudulent applications. Largest newspaper in the world “astounded by the lack of morals”

The Yomiuri Shimbun Weed out fraudulent applications for special status of designated psychiatrist April 21, 2015 Executives of St. Marianna University School of Medicine Hospital bow in apology during a news conference in Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, on April 15. (The Asahi Shimbun)[/caption] We are astounded by the lack of morals of people engaged in medical […]