Medical Care in Japan

Medical Care and Health Care in Japan, including Hospitals in Tokyo

Gathered here is a collection of articles with information about Medical Care and Health Care in Japan as well as information about English-speaking hospitals in Tokyo. There is also information regarding hay fever protection, health insurance, childbirth in Tokyo, and allergies in Japan.

Japan has a broad range of clinics and hospitals that cater to, and specialize in various health care needs. They span from simple checkups and routine vaccinations to complex surgeries and emergency medical care. The quality of health care in Japan is high with its hospitals and clinics utilizing the latest medical equipment. There are many types of hospitals to choose from such as university hospitals, general hospitals, and clinics depending on the seriousness of your ailment and its urgency.

As emergencies happen without warning, bookmarking this page for easy access in the future is highly recommended.

Bringing Medication to Japan: What to Know Before You Travel

What to Know Before Bringing Medication to Japan Your health is the most important resource you have. Eating well, hydrating, and exercising can do wonders for your body, but what do you do when you need medicine in Japan? Many of us have prescriptions or over-the-counter medications we’d like to b…

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Medical Emergencies in Tokyo: How to Communicate in Japanese

In case of an emergency in Japan, you can call an ambulance, the police, or the fire department. In these instances, being able to communicate clearly with the help dispatcher can be life-saver. Although the chances of being connected with English-speaking staff are not usually high, those who are…

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English speaking pharmacies in Tokyo

If you're new to Tokyo or if you've ever lived anywhere other than your home country, then you know that having your medical needs met can be very different from what you are used to back home. That's not to say that the Japanese medical system isn't first rate, it is. It just has its own way of doi…

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Where to find OTC medicines in Japan

While living in or traveling through Japan, you never know when you may need a band-aid, some headache relief or maybe even a bit of cold medicine. Perhaps your ailment isn’t dire enough to warrant a visit to the doctors or you may already know what you need. OTC (Over-the-counter) medicine can be p…

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English-Speaking Therapist Services in Tokyo

As a new resident in a foreign country, it is hardly surprising if you feel the need to talk to someone about your daily concerns and uncertainties from a professional and objective view. While seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist is a common occurrence in the West, it may seem difficult to find a…

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Allergies in Japan: How to Read Japanese Food Labels

Japan has a diverse food culture that enjoys experimenting with a variety of ingredients with a strong emphasis on soy, wheat, fish, and shellfish. It just so happens that these four ingredients are included in the group of eight foods that account for 90 percent of all food-allergic reactions. A…

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How to Buy Prescription Glasses and Contact Lenses in Japan

In Japan, you don’t have to go to an eye doctor to have prescription glasses made. In order to get prescription glasses made, all you have to do is simply to walk into a glasses store and they give you an eye examination for free. After the examination it is possible to have your new prescription g…

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Hay Fever in Japan - Kafunsho

What is hay fever (kafunsho) in Japan? Pollenosis (commonly referred to as “hay fever”): allergic reactions triggered by pollenSymptoms of hay fever: sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion, eye irritation The types of pollens that trigger allergic reactions are Japanese cedar, Hinoki cypress, and p…

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Health Insurance in Japan: A Guide for Long-term Residents

One of the greatest things about moving to foreign country is that it's always full of new surprises - but not all surprises are good. For expats who have come from the United States, you are likely aware of the ever-rising costs that can accumulate with even a quick visit to the emergency room. The…

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Childbirth in Tokyo: Maternity Hospitals and Clinics for Expats

If you are an expectant mother living in Tokyo, it is comforting to know that there are quality, English-speaking hospitals and clinics available that are capable of both providing care for you and your baby as well as answering any questions or concerns that may arise. In this article, we will shar…

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