Medical Care

Japan has a world-renowned healthcare system, testified to by the country’s average life expectancy (84 as of 2013) – the highest in the world. Medical facilities are generally clean and modern with helpful staff. There are relatively few GPs and family doctors – rather, most doctors are specialists in a particular field of medicine. The most common specializations include otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), internal medicine and dermatology. When you are sick or injured it is necessary to choose a facility that specializes in the right area of medicine for your condition. The pages in this category have information that will help you navigate the Japanese healthcare system.