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.

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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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. All…

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Plastic Surgery Tokyo: Expat’s Guide to English-Speaking Surgeons

Tokyo is the central hub for plastic surgery in Japan. Its influence on Japanese culture affects the entire population of the country and all members of society, including men, women, and children. While evolving beauty standards continue to drive this practice, today plastic surgery in Japan is bec…

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