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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 243–259.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Goro Yamazaki This article follows the transformation of discourses and practices concerning organ transplantation in Japan, as well as considers the effect of comparison in dealing with the recent transformations of this medicine. Since the first enactment of the Japanese Organ Transplantation Law...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 77–99.
Published: 01 March 2019
... body parts. By focusing on the time when organ transplantation from brain-dead donors was part of many intensive debates, this paper pays particular attention to the fictional representations of humanity, which feature body-part exchanges between the living and the dead, in genres ranging from Noh 能...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2011) 5 (2): 135–172.
Published: 01 June 2011
... rural Taiwan, affecting social norms no less than it did the landscape. The authors of this article look at how the Green Revolution legacy affected an organic rice cooperative in Meinung, Taiwan. Decades of rural-urban migration have made agricultural machinery a necessity for most farmers. A tight...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2008) 2 (3): 439–444.
Published: 01 September 2008
... connections to pursue continuous collaborative academic activities from a region to the world, to learn various information, and to address local issues all over the world. On the other hand, local researchers can utilize local networks to organize locally significant research topics, to create a platform for...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 9–26.
Published: 01 March 2008
... research to be the equivalent of donating their organs for transplantation. Donor women did not seem to be influenced by cultural values or religious beliefs. Most human eggs used for Hwang's experiments were from donors who suffered from economic deficiency. Contrary to the cultural explanation, an `egg...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2014) 8 (2): 159–174.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., nongovernmental organization activists in particular, in the legislative process. Finally, the literature on public participation and social movements in technoscience is discussed. © Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan 2014 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be...
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Published: 01 June 2013
Fig. 2   The number of heart donations in Japan and the United States (data from Japan Organ Transplantation Network , 1997–2010; United Network for Organ Sharing , 1997–2010). The number of donations seems to have increased since 2010 in Japan because of the revised law. But it is also clear More
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 539–541.
Published: 01 December 2009
...—blood transfusion and organ transplantation. Kozai points out the difference between the body as a whole and in parts by considering technology and the existence of a recipient. Before being distributed, body parts are processed, a phenomenon dependent on technology. In addition, a certain consideration...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 159–167.
Published: 01 March 2019
... organ transplantation shifted from the perspective of organ recipients increasingly toward that of organ donors, across a period stretching from the late 1960s until the Japanese government’s 1985 issuance of standards on the determination of “brain death” ( nōshi 脳死). He writes that Japan’s first...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 53–75.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Technological progressivism Conflicts of interests Cord blood stem cells are self-renewing primitive cells that have the ability to differentiate into specific tissue or body parts. Also known as “regenerative medicine,” transplantations of cord blood or other types of stem cells can be used to regenerate...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2011) 5 (2): 217–237.
Published: 01 June 2011
... transplanting of seedlings, water management, weed control, and soil aeration, together with the use of organic nutrients. Arrays of benefits have been claimed to result from adopting these methods, including dramatically increased yields, more efficient resource use (especially water), and reduced pest and...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2010) 4 (2): 335–348.
Published: 01 June 2010
... sporadic discussions about medical ethics, specifically regarding brain death and organ transplants, within a small group of medical professionals and academicians. But it was not until the birth of Dolly in 1997 that the ethical aspects of biotechnology became hot issues in Korea ( Song et al. 1998 : 3–16...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 77–97.
Published: 01 March 2010
... detail. Such is the goal of the present paper. In terms of biomedical technology, Japanese society is generally more conservative than most European and East Asian countries. This is the case, for example, with organ transplants ( Hayashi 2002 ; Lock 2002 ). In October 1997, Japan's Organ...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 September 2011) 5 (3): 329–339.
Published: 01 September 2011
... blood now is recognized as a clinically valuable biological material and is used as a substitute for bone marrow in the treatment of blood diseases ( Waldby and Mitchell 2006 ). The first cord-blood transplant was performed in France in 1988. A six-year-old boy with severe Fanconi anemia received...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 531–537.
Published: 01 December 2009
... 1980s. Komatsu Yoshihiko (小松美彦), who had studied the philosophy of nineteenth-century physiology, published actively on the historical study of death and became a strong critic of organ transplants from brain-dead patients ( Komatsu 1996 ; see also Lock 2002 ). It is surprising that the textbook...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2010) 4 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 March 2010
... shift. While conventional medicine seeks to kill germs, relieve patients of symptoms, or remove failed organs, genomic medicine is seeking to identify health risks inherent in each individual's genetic make-up and intervene directly at that level. Likewise, while traditional organ transplantation...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 June 2013) 7 (2): 175–183.
Published: 01 June 2013
... demonstrates, the transplantation of organs from one person to another illuminates some significant differences among human bodies. Goro Yamazaki's article shows that historical circumstances and political contingencies determine the mode of comparison that proves to be legitimate. He traces the...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2019) 13 (1): 9–16.
Published: 01 March 2019
... paper thus responds to an argument of Kanamori by examining the relationship between Japan’s unique sci-fi genre works and its bioethical considerations, which were very different from those in Western countries. The paper covers the Japanese case for organ transplantation, a case study of Japanese sci...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 December 2009) 3 (4): 511–518.
Published: 01 December 2009
... other stakeholders. Some major examples are Minamata disease (mercury poisoning), itai-itai disease (cadmium poisoning), Monju nuclear power plant incidents, food poisoning, organ transplants, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Japan. Thanks to funds...
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East Asian Science, Technology and Society (1 March 2008) 2 (1): 1–7.
Published: 01 March 2008
... in North Korea. This project eventually failed, but as this sensational project was widely advertised by the media, it made a deep impression in the mind of the Korean public. In 2002, he claimed that he succeeded in cloning a gene-modified pig for organ transplant. In December, 2003, he announced...