“The Right to Live in Peace: The Starting Point of Bioethics”


  • “A re-examination of the concept of “quality of life” based on shared value judgments of a good life”
    Aya ENZO
  • “The placebo response and modern medicine”
    Yoshinori MORI
  • “An ethical view on the revocation of advance directives”
    Takashi SUZUKI
  • “An analysis of the “entity” concept in brain death controversies in the U.S.”
    Yuichi MINEMURA
  • “Counseling concerns for non-invasive prenatal testing: A case of Trisomy 18”
    Hiroko SAKURAI


  • “Ethical problems in disaster research”
    Yoshihiko IIJIMA
  • “The voluntary registry of donor insemination offspring, donors, and donor linking: Lessons from the activities of Fiom in the Netherlands”
    Yukari SEMBA, Kiyomi SHIMIZU, Naoaki KUJI
  • “The fundamentality of the transcendent character of the concept of “human dignity””
    Osamu KANAMORI
  • “The recognition of “elderly abuse” and “inappropriate actions” among caregivers: The background factors informing their identification”
    Shinobu KURABAYASHI, Emiko SHIBAYAMA, Yukiko MIYAZAKI, Moyo RI, Kiyomi OJIMA, Junko KAZAMA
  • “Research concerning the nursing care of Hansen’s Disease patients in Taiwan”
  • “An exposition of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in Britain: Focusing on Lasting Powers of Attorney and Independent Mental Capacity Advocate service”
    Miho TANAKA, Satoshi KODAMA
  • “Ethical ambiguity concerning the legal duty of confidentiality”
    Koichi JIMBA
  • “From autonomy to co-suffering: revisiting “euthanasia and death with dignity” cases in Japan”
    Junsei JUDAI
  • “The continued suffering of recovered Hansen’ s Disease patients with regards to their future despite having achieved their rehabilitation: Narratives by those who left Hansen’s disease sanatoriums with regards to their later abode”
    Rieko YOKOSE
  • “The moral status of iPS cells: Implications for the regulations of iPS cell research”
  • “Assessment of elderly individuals’ capacity to consent: Protection of patients and respecting self-determination”
    Yasue FUKUDA
  • “Can “moderate paternalism” in obtaining IC be justified?”
    Yasushi ISHIDA
  • “Revival of the Great East Japan Earthquake disaster and the ethics of medical research: The Tohoku Medical Megabank Project”
    Keiko SUENAGA
  • “Cognizance of home care by bereaved individuals who have taken care of a terminally ill family member at home”
    Mitsuyo ANDO, Yasuki NINOSAKA
  • “On the dialogical consultation of doctors and patients in end-of-life care: Focusing on talking about death”
    Eri HAMASAKI, Eijirou KUZUU
  • “The meaning of life given by death and the metaphysics of time: What immortality in Cotard Syndrome reveals”
    Yoshitsugu NIIYAMA
  • “Current conditions relating to the contemplation of artificial hydration and nutrition in the elderly: Focusing on nurses’ perspectives”
    Kyoko SAEKI, Sayuri SUWA
  • “The role of nurses and support for the decision-making processes of the acutely ill patient”
    Miho OMOMO
  • “Dealing with incidental findings in clinical genetic tests by genome and other sequencing:  Consideration in light of cases in the U. S.”
    Shinsuke SATO
  • “Information release to the donor conceived people in Victoria State, Australia, : concerning the reproductive treatment laws”
    Tomoko ISA
  • “Requirements for general consent and their ethical underpinnings:  considering the ideal form of general consent”
    Masanori OIKAWA, Misao FUJITA, Akira AKABAYASHI
  • “Should PGD for sex-selection be allowed in the Japanese context? A literature review and critical analysis of the bioethical arguments”
    Tomohide IBUKI