<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Morioka (Masahiro) - Reconsidering Brain Death: A Lesson From Japan's Fifteen Years of Experience (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6189.htm">Reconsidering Brain Death: A Lesson From Japan's Fifteen Years of Experience</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/M/Author_Morioka (Masahiro).htm">Morioka (Masahiro)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: Hastings Center Report 31, no.4 (2001): 41-46</th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=600><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperSummary_6189.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PaperCitings_6189.htm">Books / Papers Citing this Paper</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_06/PapersToNotes_6189.htm">Notes Citing this Paper</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><U>Author s Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>Japan has been holding a nationwide debate over the nature of death for nearly twenty years. </li><li>That debate led eventually to a law that gives citizens the opportunity to choose which of two views of death will apply to their own death. </li><li>That law is now up for revision, and the debate is revving up. </li></ol></FONT><BR><U>Philosophers Index Abstract</U><FONT COLOR = "800080"><ol type="1"><li>The Japanese <a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_104.htm">Transplantation</A><SUP>1</SUP> Law is unique among others in that it allows us to choose between "<a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1028.htm">brain death</A><SUP>2</SUP>" and "traditional death" as our death. </li><li>In every country 20 to 40 % of the population doubts the idea of <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1028.htm">brain death</A><SUP>3</SUP>. </li><li>This paper reconsiders the concept, and reports the ongoing revision process of the current law.</li></ol></FONT><hr><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><B>Comment: </B><BR><BR>See <a name="W411W"></a><A HREF = "http://www.lifestudies.org/reconsidering.html" TARGET = "_top">Link</A> (Defunct).<BR><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><LI><FONT COLOR = "800080">Mauve</FONT>: Text by correspondent(s) or other author(s); &copy; the author(s)</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-02T06:43" pubdate>02/08/2018 06:43:09</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>