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.

English-Speaking Dentists in Tokyo

Although routine dental cleanings are recommended once every 6 to 12 months, putting off going to the dentist is a common fact of adult life. But for expats living in Japan, procrastination can be compounded by the difficulties of finding an English-speaking dentist. Fortunately, there are a number…

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Hay Fever (Kafunsho) in Japan

What is Hay Fever (kafunsho / pollen allergy ) ? Pollenosis (commonly referred to as “hay fever”) is allergic reactions triggered by pollen. The types of pollens that trigger allergic reactions are Japanese cedar, Hinoki cypress, and pine trees pollen. Of these three, the one most people have a reac…

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Tokyo ER Services

The Tokyo ER Service is an initiative from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government in response to the increasing number of ambulances that were being turned away from hospitals due to insufficient capacity. If you need to call an ambulance, call 119. > Other Emergency Telephone Numbers in Japan If y…

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English-Speaking Therapists, Psychiatrists and Psychologists 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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Plastic Surgery Tokyo: English-Speaking Surgeons

There are a number of plastic surgery clinics in Tokyo that have English-speaking staff and are well-accustomed to dealing with international clients. Keep reading to learn more about some of the most popular plastic surgery clinics in Tokyo as well as common procedures available in Japan. Where to…

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Where to Get a Covid-19 PCR Test and a Certificate for Travel from Japan

Due to the coronavirus infection being contagious, depending on the country you plan to travel to, you may need a PCR test before you leave Japan. In this article, we have made a list of medical institutions that allow you to take a PCR test without having any of the symptoms of the coronavirus inf…

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Feeling Sick in Japan? Use These Japanese Words and Phrases

Here is a list of some of the most frequent illnesses and disorders that may need seeking medical attention. Remember to express your problem clearly: if the dispatcher understands what's going on, the ambulance will be able to assist you as soon as it arrives. Furthermore, you will receive the most…

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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 do…

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Japan Health Check: What You Need to Know About This Service

Japan’s health and welfare system is one of the finest in the world. All Japanese citizens and foreign residents living in Japan are entitled to reasonably priced healthcare with low monthly premiums, and it’s important to take advantage of this service including a health check each year. Keep read…

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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 sha…

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