Japan has almost no regulations on human tissue

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ICIJ Global Muckraker
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
July 18, 2012

Responding to the ICIJ's investigation into the human tissue trade, a team of reporters of the Asahi Shimbun, a daily newspaper in Japan, has investigated how human tissue has been used in Japan.

Unlike organs, such as the heart and lungs, which are strictly regulated under the Law on Organ Transplantation, there is no ban on the buying and selling of human tissue.

Read the full article in the ICIJ Global Muckraker


Japan lacking in regulating human tissue use in transplants (The Asahi Shimbun 7/18/2012)


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