Seeing a doctor in Japan is usually not too much trouble, even if you don’t speak Japanese. Here are some useful phrases and words you may need depending on your problem, some common kanji you’ll see at clinics and hospitals, and how to tell the difference between a hospital and a clinic, as well as some additional information.
It's allergy season in Japan now. To give you some advice on what to buy and what to use, here is a brief outline of some very effective tips on dealing with Hay Fever, dust mites, and other allergy-related issues.
Whilst people from the EU may be used to some kind of statutory sick pay provision, Japan has no such obligations to its workers. Here, sick leave is very much a privilege rather than a mandated requirement. So, you may have the choice of either using some of your annual leave entitlement, or losing a day’s pay.
Nowhere is the temptation to overeat more prevalent than in Japan. Such a unique culture brings with it a huge diversity of foods and snacks just waiting to be savored. However, despite the prevailing stereotype that all Japanese food is innately healthier than western food this is often not the case.