July 26, 2016
Mass murder case of challenged people in Sagamihara, Japan
The mass media pursued to report many important things of the suspect. I have no idea about this case itself. Japanese media sometimes lack adequate knowledge of law and psychiatry. Therefore, reported contents are sometimes biased.
Generally speaking, such a crime extremely rarely occurs. So, it is not so wise to reform the legislation to prevent this kind of offenses. It will lead to making excessively protective and rigid scheme.
On the other hand, I have an idea regarding the system of official involuntary hospitalization for patients with mental disorders. Currently, discharged patients are seldom supervised in the community. It results in opposite outcomes: early dropout from outpatient treatment and relapse of mental illnesses, and prolonged hospitalization because of the lack of guaranteed care after discharge. It would be better to consider to introduce supervised community treatment scheme for risky patients other than subjects of Medical Treatment and Supervision Act.
July 23, 2016
Pokemon Go fever
Nintendo said that the success of Pokemon Go would not have an impact on the whole profit of the company. After that, the stock of Nintendo rapidly fell.
I dare not to play Pokemon Go. But it is actually an amazing product.
July 22, 2016
Rio Olympic endangered by Russian doping issue
The International Olympic Committee decided not to ban totally Russian athletes who were deemed to have committed doping. It relieved not only Russia but also Brazil which is the host nation of the coming Olympic.
Reuters: Russia escapes IOC blanket ban for Rio
July 18, 2016
Failed coup in Turkey
The Turkey government is eager to eliminate the people relevant to the attempted coup. Thousands of people have been under detained. The president seems to have the idea to revive capital punishment. But, it means making Turkey impossible to join the EU. The situation is quite uncertain.
July 12, 2016
Bitcoin mining reward halved
The price of Bitcoin is rather stable. On the other hand, Ethereum, an another cryptocurrency, is recently focused. Ethereum classic was newly developed following the debate of hard folk solution of Ethereum after being cracked.