It’s highly unlikely that you will ever have to contend with any kind of major health issue here when you visit. However, if the worst should happen, then you can rest assured that you will always be in safe hands here.
After the first check up, my dentist exclaimed that my Oyashirazu needed to be pulled. Here are some of the steps I went through from that point on, which should help you too, if you need to get your tooth pulled and don't know what awaits you.
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.
A cautionary tale of when that one thing you hope never happens, happens! After an exciting day picking up our car (that's another story of trials and tribulations but one worth doing) I drop off my husband, Chris, to ride his bike home from the station.