Hisashi Moriguchi, who falsely announced that he transplanted cardiac muscle cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells to heart disease patients, has admitted five of the six transplants he claimed to have performed were lies.
Moriguchi previously said he performed the six transplants between Feb. 14 and late September.
During a New York press conference Saturday morning, however, he admitted five of them were false, saying the operations are "scheduled for the future."
He apologized, saying, "I am responsible [for causing trouble] and I am very sorry for that."
The remaining transplant--which he previously claimed to have performed in February this year--was performed in June last year, he said.
With crackdowns on violators of child prostitution and pornography statutes having increased in recent years, Nikkan Gendai (May 17) wonders how a manager of an online operation that primarily sold lolicon (“Lolita complex”) films was able to evade detection for an extended period prior to his arrest earlier this month. (Tokyo Reporter)
This Monday, members of the seminal metal band X Japan were in Odaiba rubbing shoulders with the likes of Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga and AKB48′s Yuko Oshima. The catch? They were all made out of wax. (Japan Times )
The parents of a nightclub worker killed in an arson fire three years ago filed a suit in the Nagoya District Court on Monday seeking damages against top members of the Yamaguchi-gumi organized crime group. (Tokyo Reporter )
Kyodo News said Monday that it has dismissed Satoshi Kondo, 51, deputy chief of its general administration bureau and former personnel affairs division chief, for meeting individually with a female student searching for a job and doing an inappropriate act.
(Jiji Press )