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.

COVID-19 - Where to Ask Questions in English in Tokyo

If you are feeling sick or worried about the coronavirus Covid-19, please consult with your doctor or the consultation center (see below). What to Do If You are Worried that You May Have Coronavirus Please read If you feel concerned about COVID-19 from Tokyo Metropolitan Government (choose English)…

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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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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…

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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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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. Th…

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English Speaking Ophthalmologists (Eye Doctors) in Tokyo

In Japan, if you would like to have prescription glasses, you do not have to visit an eye doctor because you can order glasses at a glasses store however, if you have problems with your eyes or would like to have a consultation, you would need to visit an ophthalmologist (eye doctor). There are se…

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English-Friendly Massage Therapists & Chiropractors in Tokyo

There are many options available in Tokyo for rejuvenating and adjusting your body. Take care of your health and well-being with these English-friendly clinics.

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Health Care in Japan

Medical care in Japan is comparable to what can be found in many Western countries. Japan has a broad range of clinics and hospitals that offer all types of medical care, from checkups and routine vaccinations to complex surgeries and emergency care. That being said, the health system in Japan does…

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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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