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Health Care in Japan

The Japanese health care system offers healthcare services, free screening examinations for particular diseases, prenatal care, and infectious disease control. The insurance program is administrated by local governments and offers a universal program with equality of access.

National health insurance

Employers can take part of the national health insurance, it offers advantages for schools, but the insurance program covers all the services of the elderly, and provides facilities for them.

Japan enforces multiple health and hygiene standards that improve the quality of the services offered.

Medical treatment and drugs are of the best quality; that is why they are so expensive (especially the prescription drugs.) If you suffer from some disease, the best option is to bring your medicines and don’t forget to bring a copy of your prescription in case you run out of pills; otherwise, you would have to buy a generic drug instead of a brand drug. Be careful when you buy a specific medication and remember that not all the drugs are available in Japan.

The emergency number in Japan is 1-1-9 and if you are in North America, it is 9-1-1. Remember to speak slowly in an emergency; so they can understand you better and help you quickly.

Body Fat Percentage

The body fat percentage is the amount of fat as a proportion of your body weight: your total mass of fat, divided by your total body mass. How much you weigh is not the key; rather, what they are made of is the key. Reducing excess levels of body fat has been shown to reduce the risk of diseases such as hypertension, diabetes and cancer. Having a good diet and some exercise can have a body with low body fat percentage. A high percentage of body fat is associated with many health problems. Because of the prevalence of obesity, many people are concerned about their appearance and body fat percentage. Some wonder if they have a normal percentage or are in the ideal. Knowing the average percentage of body fat can give you a good overview of your health.

Health care schools in Japan


Medical schools  

Medical schools in Japan

Health care is very important for all people, it is an industry with a lot of job opportunities in all countries,  Medical Schools are institutions that teach subjects such as human anatomy, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology, neurology and all the medical specialties. To become a doctor is a long process that needs immense dedication.

Nursing schools  

Nursing schools in Japan

A nurse is the responsible of the treatment, safety and recovery of a patient, Nursing Schools are educational institutions that provide training and courses to become a qualified nurse, nurses can choose a specialty such as adult care, anesthetist, child care, immunology and many others.

Pharmacy schools  

Pharmacy schools in Japan

The control and management of drug usage is studied in Pharmacy schools, pharmacists have an important role in people's healthcare, and pharmacist’s jobs are usually in pharmacies attending the public and also in hospitals supervising prescriptions.

Dental schools  

Dental schools in Japan

Dentistry is the study of the oral cavity to make diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of oral diseases. Dental Schools are institutions that offer the Dentistry career and once students get the degree, they can find an employment in the public or private sectors, also in education in Higher Education Centers.

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