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Japan Country Guide

  1. Country Facts
  2. Health
  3. Media
  1. Intro
  2. Geography
  3. People
  4. Travel
  5. Embassies & Visas
  6. Finance
  7. Cities/Regions

Quick Facts

Region: Asia & Oceania
Full Name: Japan
Capital City: Tokyo
Language Spoken: Japanese

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Geographic data

36 00 N, 138 00 E

Elevation Extremes

lowest point: Hachiro-gata -4 m highest point: Mount Fuji 3,776 m

Land boundaries

0 km

Natural hazards

many dormant and some active volcanoes; about 1,500 seismic occurrences (mostly tremors) every year; tsunamis; typhoons

Natural resources

negligible mineral resources, fish

Land use

arable land: 11.64% permanent crops: 0.9% other: 87.46% (2005)

Environmental current issues

air pollution from power plant emissions results in acid rain; acidification of lakes and reservoirs degrading water quality and threatening aquatic life; Japan is one of the largest consumers of fish and tropical timber, contributing to the depletion of these resources in Asia and elsewhere

Climate

Except for the Hokkaido area and the subtropical Okinawa region, the weather is mostly temperate, with four seasons. Winters are cool and sunny in the south, cold and sunny around Tokyo (which occasionally has snow), and very cold around Hokkaido, which is covered in snow for up to four months a year. Summer, between June and September, ranges from warm to very hot, while spring and autumn are generally mild throughout the country. Rain falls throughout the year but June and early July is the main rainy season. Hokkaido, however, is much drier than the Tokyo area. Rainfall is intermittent with sunshine. Typhoons are only likely to occur in September or October but rarely last more than a day. Required clothing Lightweight cottons and linens are required throughout summer in most areas. There is much less rainfall than in Western Europe. Light- to mediumweights during spring and autumn; medium- to heavyweights for winter months, according to region. Much warmer clothes will be needed in the mountains all year round.

Time difference

time difference: UTC+9

Population

127,463,611 (July 2006 est.)

Age structure

0-14 years: 14.2% (male 9,309,524/female 8,849,476) 15-64 years: 65.7% (male 42,158,122/female 41,611,754) 65 years and over: 20% (male 10,762,585/female 14,772,150) (2006 est.)

Median age

total: 42.9 years male: 41.1 years female: 44.7 years (2006 est.)

Population growth rate

0.02% (2006 est.)

Birth rate

9.37 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Death rate

9.16 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Net migration rate

0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)

Sex ratio

at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 1.01 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.73 male(s)/female total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2006 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

total population: 81.25 years male: 77.96 years female: 84.7 years (2006 est.)

Total fertility rate

1.4 children born/woman (2006 est.)

Business Practices

Suit and tie should be worn to all business meetings in Japan. A large supply of visiting cards printed in English and Japanese is essential. Cards can be quickly printed on arrival with Japanese translation on the reverse side. Appointments should be made in advance, and, because of the formality, visits should consist of more than a few days. Punctuality is important. Business discussions are often preceded by tea and are usually very formal. Using a professional interpreter in business meetings is highly recommended, although expensive, even if the Japanese side is supplying one and even if the Japanese side speaks good English. This shows proper preparation, gives an opportunity to observe the other side more closely and assures better communication. An understanding of Japanese business and social practices is of great importance in establishing and maintaining successful business relationships in Japan. Indifference to local business practices may indicate a lack of commitment on the part of the exporter, and may lead to misunderstandings and bad feelings between both sides that could result in the loss of business opportunities. One should not assume that because meetings and correspondence are carried out in English, Western social and business norms apply. Group decision making is emphasized in Japan and has been generally described as bottom up rather than top down. Family businesses founded since WWII and smaller second tier firms are exceptions to this rule. However, even in the large family firms, where decisions are made at the top, the process is usually managed so that company members have a sense of participation. This group decision-making tends to be slower. Recognizing that it takes a longer time to cultivate business relationships in Japan than in the United States, American business executives should not expect to make a deal in just a few days or they will depart in frustration, having made no progress. Consistent follow-up is vital. Likewise, American business people should recognize the importance of working with the staff-level of their Japanese counterparts and not exclusively with the executive level. Japanese bow when greeting each other but will expect to shake hands with foreign executives. A slight bow in acknowledgment of a Japanese bow is appreciated. Japanese executives deal on a last name basis in business relationships, and initial business and social contacts are characterized by politeness and formality. Gift giving is expected on many business occasions in Japan. Company-logo gifts are appropriate. Quality is important, but the gift does not have to be expensive. The packaging of the gift is as important as the gift itself and should be done professionally. In Japan, sets of four are considered unlucky (the number 4 is pronounced the same as the word for death). Gifts that can be shared among a group are appropriate. Office hours are 0900-1700 Monday to Friday.

Crime

The general threat from both crime and terrorism is minimal in Tokyo and throughout Japan. Japan is one of the safest countries in the world, and crime is at levels well below the average in most countries. Violent crime is rare, but the Japanese National Police Agency (NPA) reports purse snatching and pickpocketing of foreigners in crowded shopping areas of Tokyo. Public transportation throughout the city is safe and reliable any hour of the day. Although street crime is rare, common sense personal security precautions are always prudent. Organized crime elements in Japan have been know to extort money from Japanese businesses, but have generally stayed clear of expatriate companies.

Hotels

Hotels are "Western" or "Japanese" style. Western-style accommodation are much like any modern American or European hotel. Japanese-style hotels (ryokan) provide exciting new experiences; guests receive kimonos and wooden clogs and rooms come equipped with Japanese bathtubs and paper sliding doors.

Communications

Full telephone IDD service is available in Japan. The country code is 81 and the outgoing international code is 001. International calls can be made from the KDD (International Telephone and Telegraph Center), 3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku. International calls can also be placed from hotels. Fax sending and receiving can be arranged at any hour at major hotels. KDD (Kokusai Denshin Denwa Co Ltd) offers facilities in Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama and Nagoya. Post office hours: 0900-1700 Monday to Friday, 0900-1200 Saturday. The International Post Office and Central Post Office are open weekdays until 1900 and until 1700 Saturday.

Electricity

is a 100 volts AC, 60Hz in the west (Osaka), and a 100 volts AC, 50Hz in eastern Japan and Tokyo. Plugs are flat 2-pin and light bulbs are screw-type. Electricity 100 volts AC, 60Hz in the west (Osaka); 100 volts AC, 50Hz in eastern Japan and Tokyo. Plugs are flat two-pin and light bulbs are screw-type.

Plug Types

A,B

Food And Dining

Japanese cuisine, now popular in the West, involves very sensitive flavors, fresh crisp vegetables and an absence of richness. The best place to try sushi is a Kaiten Sushi Bar, where many varieties pass the customer on a conveyor belt allowing complete choice over which delicacies to try, at more reasonable prices than a traditional Sushi Bar. Fine Oriental food (Korean ? very hot ? and Chinese) is served in restaurants. An amazing number and variety of international restaurants are also available, catering for every possible taste and budget, from French and Italian to Chinese, Indian and Thai. Western dishes in expensive places are good, but cheaper restaurants may be disappointing. The Japanese are very fond of original Scotch whisky, but this is both very expensive and highly sought after, therefore Japanese versions of this drink are often served. Things to know: Restaurants have table service and in some places it is customary to remove footwear. Waiter service is common in bars. There are no licensing hours. Drinking is subject to long-standing rituals of politeness. The hostess will pour a drink for the visitor, and will insist on the visitor?s glass being full. It is also appreciated if the visitor pours drinks for the host, but it is bad manners for a visitor to pour one for himself. National dishes:
? Teriyaki (marinated beef/chicken/fish seared on a hot plate).
? Sukiyaki (thin slices of beef, tofu and vegetables cooked in soy sauce and then dipped in egg).
? Tempura (deep fried seafood and vegetables).
? Sushi (slices of raw seafood placed on light and vinegary rice balls ? very tasty and refreshing).
? Sashimi (slices of raw seafood dipped in soy sauce). National drinks: ?Green tea is by far the most popular beverage amongst the Japanese. The quality of the tea varies greatly from houjicha (a common brown-colored tea) to matcha (a bitter green tea used in tea ceremonies).
? Sake, rice wine served hot or cold according to the season, is strong and distinctively fresh tasting.
? Shochu, a strong aquavit, is an acquired taste.
? Japanese wines are worth trying once.
? Beer ? similar to lager ? is recommended. Popular brands are Asahi, Kirin, Sapporo and Suntory. Tipping : Tips are never expected since a 10 to 15 per cent service charge is added to the bill at hotels, ryokan and restaurants; where a visitor wishes to show particular appreciation of a service, money should not be given in the form of loose change but rather as a small financial gift. Special printed envelopes can be bought for financial gifts of this type.

Nightlife
Tokyo has an abundance of cinemas, theaters, bars, coffee shops, discos and nightclubs. A wide range of bars are available, from the upmarket and stylish to cheap street stalls. In the summer, rooftop beer gardens are popular. Some clubs have hostesses who expect to be bought drinks and snacks. In bigger nightclubs and bars, a basic hostess charge is levied. However, there are thousands of other bars and clubs. In Tokyo there are concerts of all styles of music almost every night. Foreign opera companies, ballet companies, orchestras and rock/pop stars visit Japan all year round. Some live jazz houses are also available. For those who would like to try the traditional Japanese performing arts, there is Kabuki and Noh theater in Tokyo. It is advisable to purchase the tickets in advance because shows are quickly sold out. Karaoke bars are a very popular form of entertainment in Japan.

Entry departure requirements

* Please see visa section

Visa immigration information

Passports

Passport valid for the duration of intended stay in Japan required by all.

Note

Whether or not they hold a visa, visitors who do not possess visible means of support for their stay, onward or return tickets, or other documents for their next destination, may be refused entry.

Visas

Required by all except the following for tourism, short-term business meetings or to attend a conference:
(a) 1. nationals of countries referred to in the chart for up to 90 days (except nationals of Austria, Germany, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Mexico, Switzerland and the UK who although initially granted a 90-day stay may apply, while in Japan, to the local Immigration Department for an extension of up to a further 90 days, making the visa-free stay up to six months;
(b) nationals of Andorra, Argentina, Barbados, Bahamas, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong (SAR), Iceland, Israel, Korea (Rep) (visa exemption extended to Feb 2006), Lesotho, Macau (SAR), Federated States of Macedonia, Mauritius, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, San Marino, Singapore, Surinam, Taiwan (Republic of China, Taiwan passports with ID number), Tunisia, Turkey and Uruguay for up to three months;
(c) nationals of Brunei for stays of up to 14 days.

Types of visa and cost

Temporary Visitor: US$26 (single-entry) and US$53 (multiple-entry) for all except nationals of the following countries; Britain (except for BNO): US$10 (Single and Multiple-entry); Iran: US$45 (single-entry) and US$88 (multiple-entry); India: US$7 (single and multiple-entry).
Transit: US$7 for all except nationals of the following countries; India: US$1 ; Iran: US$45 ; Britain: US$2 Visas are free of charge to some nationalities, charges also vary according to the exchange rate and nature of intended visit.

Validity

Transit: 15 days. Temporary Visitor: 15, 30 or 90 days. College Student: One or two years.

Application to

Consulate (or Consular section at Embassy); see Passport/Visa Information. Applications for all visas must be made in person.

Application requirements

Temporary Visitor/Transit: (a) Valid passport. (b) One or two completed application forms depending on nationality. (c) One or two passport-size photos depending on nationality. (d) Proof of sufficient funds for stay (eg recent bank statement). (e) Fee (cash only). (f) Return air/sea ticket or copy. (g) Original letter from employer or college. (h) Letter of invitation from Japan or hotel booking. (i) Personal itinerary or schedule for the proposed trip. College Student: (a)-(e) and, (f) Copy of certificate of admission to Japanese educational institution.
Note: All visas must be applied for in person by each applicant. Once a visa has been issued, passports may be returned via post if a pre-paid, self-addressed, special delivery envelope is submitted. Further documents maybe required from applicants of certain nationalities; please contact the Embassy visa section for further information.

Working days required

Five working days for applications that do not need referral to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo. Up to four weeks if referral is needed. For those nationals that possess a Certificate of Eligibility, the processing time will be reduced to three days. Some types of visa may take three months or longer. Contact the nearest Consulate (or Consular section of the Embassy) for more information.

Temporary residence

Contact the nearest Consulate (or Consular section of the Embassy) for more information.

HIV entry requirements

No Test Required

Departure tax

Depends on airport; ?2040 from Narita Airport. Children under 12 are charged half price; children under two are exempt. Departure tax is usually paid when purchasing tickets and not at the airport.

Embassies

Embassy of Japan in the UK

101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT, UK
Website: http://www.uk.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/
Tel: (020) 7465 6500 or 6565 (visa section).
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 0930-1300 and 1430-1730; 0930-1330 and 1430-1630 (consular section).

Embassy of Japan in the USA

2520 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA
Tel: (202) 238 6700.
Website: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html
Most visits to Japan are trouble-free but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.
Do not become involved with drugs. Possession of small amounts will lead to detention and prosecution. Possession of large amounts earns long sentences of rigorous imprisonment and very heavy fines.
This advice is based on information provided by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in the UK. It is correct at time of publishing. As the situation can change rapidly, visitors are advised to contact the following organizations for the latest travel advice:

British Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Tel: (0845) 850 2829.
Website: www.fco.gov.uk

US Department of State

Website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html

Currency

Note Japan has a strong cash culture, and it is usual to see people carrying large amounts of cash with them because of the low crime rate. It is only recently that credit cards have begun to become more popular. However, travelers may still encounter difficulties with foreign credit cards. Currency Japanese Yen (JPY; symbol ?). Notes are in denominations of ?10,000, 5000, 2000 and 1000. Coins are in denominations of ?500, 100, 50, 10, 5 and 1.

Currency restrictions

The import and export of local and foreign currency is unrestricted, subject to declaration of amounts equivalent to ?1,000,000 or above.

Banking hours

Mon-Fri 0900-1500.

Currency exchange

All money must be exchanged at an authorized bank or money changer.

Credit cards

American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa and other major credit cards are widely accepted in towns. Check with your credit or debit card company for merchant acceptability. ATMs are widely available although many do not accept foreign credit or debit cards, and are harder to find outside of towns. They only operate during normal banking hours and weekend services can be restricted to Saturday morning. ATMs are available in towns and they are generally open Mon-Fri 0700-2300, Sat-Sun 0900-1900. Citibank machines also accept foreign credit cards and are often open 24 hours.

Travellers cheques

These can be exchanged at most major banks, larger hotels and some duty free shops. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travelers are advised to take traveller's cheques in Japanese Yen or US dollars.

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Abashiri District, Hokkaido(0)1527+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Abiko, Chiba(0)471+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Abu District, Yamaguchi(0)8395+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Abuta District, Hokkaido(0)142+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Agatsuma District, Gunma(0)287+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Agawa District, Kochi(0)889+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Age District, Mie(0)59+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ageo, Saitama(0)48+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Aichi(0)5617+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Aida District, Okayama(0)8687+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Aiko District, Kanagawa(0)462+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Aioi, Hyogo(0)7912+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Aira District, Kagoshima(0)995+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Akabira, Hokkaido(0)125+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Akaiwa District, Okayama(0)8699+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Akan District, Hokkaido(0)154+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Akashi, Hyogo(0)78+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Aki District, Hiroshima(0)823+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Aki District, Kochi(0)8874+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Akiruno, Tokyo(0)42+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Akita(0)188+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Akkeshi District, Hokkaido(0)153+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ako District, Hyogo(0)7915+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Ako, Hyogo(0)7914+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Akumi District, Yamagata(0)234+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Akune, Kagoshima(0)996+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ama District, Aichi(0)5679+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Amagi, Fukuoka(0)946+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Amakusa District, Kumamoto(0)9697+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Amata District, Kyoto(0)773+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Anan, Tokushima(0)884+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Anjo, Aichi(0)566+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Anpachi District, Gifu(0)585+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Aomori(0)177+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Arai, Niigata(0)255+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Arao, Kumamoto(0)944+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Arida District, Wakayama(0)737+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Asa District, Yamaguchi(0)836+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Asago District, Hyogo(0)796+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Asahi, Chiba(0)479+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Asahikawa, Hokkaido(0)166+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Asakuchi District, Okayama(0)86554+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Asakura District, Fukuoka(0)9437+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Ashibetsu, Hokkaido(0)1242+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa(0)465+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ashikaga, Tochigi(0)284+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ashikita District, Kumamoto(0)966+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ashina District, Hiroshima(0)847+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ashiya, Hyogo(0)798+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ashoro District, Hokkaido(0)1562+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Aso District, Kumamoto(0)9676+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Aso District, Tochigi(0)283+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Asuwa District, Fukui(0)7797+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Atami, Shizuoka(0)557+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Atetsu District, Okayama(0)867+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Atsumi District, Aichi(0)53145+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Atsuta District, Hokkaido(0)1337+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Awa District, Chiba(0)470+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Awa District, Tokushima(0)883+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ayama District, Mie(0)595+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ayase, Kanagawa(0)467+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ayauta District, Kagawa(0)877+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Bibai, Hokkaido(0)1266+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Bizen, Okayama(0)869+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Bungotakada, Oita(0)978+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Buzen, Fukuoka(0)979+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Chiba(0)474+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Chichibu District, Saitama(0)494+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Chikugo, Fukuoka(0)942+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Chikujo District, Fukuoka(0)9305+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Chino, Nagano(0)266+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Chita District, Aichi(0)569+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Chitose, Hokkaido(0)1452+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Chofu, Tokyo(0)424+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Chosei District, Chiba(0)475+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Daito, Osaka(0)72+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ebetsu, Hokkaido(0)11+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Ebino, Miyazaki(0)984+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Echi District, Shiga(0)749+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ena District, Gifu(0)573+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Enuma District, Ishikawa(0)7617+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Esashi District, Hokkaido(0)1636+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Esashi, Iwate(0)197+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Fuchu, Tokyo(0)423+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Fugeshi District, Ishikawa(0)768+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Fuji, Shizuoka(0)545+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Fujiidera, Osaka(0)729+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Fujimi, Saitama(0)492+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Fujinomiya, Shizuoka(0)544+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Fujisawa, Kanagawa(0)466+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Fujitsu District, Saga(0)9546+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi(0)555+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Fukagawa, Hokkaido(0)164+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Fukaya, Saitama(0)485+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Fukayasu District, Hiroshima(0)849+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Fukue, Nagasaki(0)959+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Fukui(0)776+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Fukuoka(0)92+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Fukuroi, Shizuoka(0)538+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Fukushima(0)243+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Funabashi, Chiba(0)47+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Funai District, Kyoto(0)771+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Furukawa, Miyagi(0)229+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Furuu District, Hokkaido(0)135+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Futaba District, Fukushima(0)240+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Futami District, Hiroshima(0)824+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Futtsu, Chiba(0)439+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Gamagori, Aichi(0)533+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Gifu(0)58+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Gobo, Wakayama(0)738+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Gojo, Nara(0)7472+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Gose, Nara(0)745+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Gosen, Niigata(0)250+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Goshogawara, Aomori(0)173+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Gotenba, Shizuoka(0)550+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Gotsu, Shimane(0)855+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Gujo District, Gifu(0)575+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Gunma(0)267+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hachinohe, Aomori(0)178+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hachioji, Tokyo(0)4996+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Hadano, Kanagawa(0)463+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Haga District, Tochigi(0)285+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Haguri District, Aichi(0)586+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Haibara District, Shizuoka(0)548+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hakodate, Hokkaido(0)138+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hakui, Ishikawa(0)767+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hamamasu District, Hokkaido(0)13379+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Hamamatsu, Shizuoka(0)53+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Hanamaki, Iwate(0)198+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hannan, Osaka(0)724+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hanno, Saitama(0)429+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Haramachi, Fukushima(0)244+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hashima District, Gifu(0)58689+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Hashimoto, Wakayama(0)736+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hata District, Kochi(0)8802+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Hiba District, Hiroshima(0)82486+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Hidaka District, Wakayama(0)739+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Higashichikuma District, Nagano(0)263+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Higashiibaraki District, Ibaraki(0)2955+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Higashikamo District, Aichi(0)565+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Higashikanbara District, Niigata(0)2549+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Higashikubiki District, Niigata(0)2559+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Higashikunisaki District, Oita(0)9786+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Higashimatsuura District, Saga(0)955+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Higashimurayama District, Yamagata(0)237+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Higashimuro District, Wakayama(0)73549+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Higashiokitama District, Yamagata(0)238+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Higashishirakawa District, Fukushima(0)247+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Higashisonogi District, Nagasaki(0)957+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Higashitagawa District, Yamagata(0)235+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Higashitonami District, Toyama(0)763+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Higashitsugaru District, Aomori(0)174+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Higashiusuki District, Miyazaki(0)983+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Higashiuwa District, Ehime(0)894+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Higashiyatsushiro District, Yamanashi(0)552+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hikami District, Hyogo(0)795+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hikari, Yamaguchi(0)833+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hikawa District, Shimane(0)853+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Himeji, Hyogo(0)792+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hino District, Tottori(0)859+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hioki District, Kagoshima(0)993+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hirado, Nagasaki(0)950+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hiraka District, Akita(0)182+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hirara, Okinawa(0)9807+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Hiroo District, Hokkaido(0)1558+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Hiroshima(0)82+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Hitachi, Ibaraki(0)294+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hiyama District, Hokkaido(0)1396+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Hofu, Yamaguchi(0)835+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Hojo, Ehime(0)89+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Honjo, Akita(0)184+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Honjo, Saitama(0)495+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Horoizumi District, Hokkaido(0)1466+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Ibara, Okayama(0)866+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ibi District, Gifu(0)58139+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Ibo District, Hyogo(0)7932+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Ichihara, Chiba(0)436+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ichinoseki, Iwate(0)191+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ichishi District, Mie(0)59856+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Igu District, Miyagi(0)224+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ihara District, Shizuoka(0)543+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Iida, Nagano(0)265+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Iinan District, Mie(0)59832+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Iishi District, Shimane(0)854+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Iiyama, Nagano(0)269+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Iizuka, Fukuoka(0)9496+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Ikeda, Osaka(0)727+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Iki, Nagasaki(0)9204+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Ikoma District, Nara(0)743+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Imabari, Ehime(0)898+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Imadate District, Fukui(0)778+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Imaichi, Tochigi(0)288+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Inabe District, Mie(0)594+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Inashiki District, Ibaraki(0)299+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Inazawa, Aichi(0)587+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Inba District, Chiba(0)476+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Innoshima, Hiroshima(0)8452+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Inuyama, Aichi(0)568+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Isa District, Kagoshima(0)9952+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Ise, Mie(0)599+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Isesaki, Gunma(0)270+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ishigaki, Okinawa(0)9808+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Ishikari District, Hokkaido(0)1332+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Ishikawa(0)7619+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Ishinomaki, Miyagi(0)225+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Iwafune District, Niigata(0)254+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Iwaki, Fukushima(0)246+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Iwakuni, Yamaguchi(0)8275+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Iwamizawa, Hokkaido(0)1267+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Iwanuma, Miyagi(0)223+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Iwase District, Fukushima(0)248+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Iwata District, Shizuoka(0)539+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Iwate(0)195+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Iyomishima, Ehime(0)896+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Izumi, Osaka(0)725+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Jinseki District, Hiroshima(0)8478+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Joyo, Kyoto(0)774+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kagawa(0)87+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Kagoshima(0)9913+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kaifu District, Tokushima(0)8847+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kakamigahara, Gifu(0)583+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kakegawa, Shizuoka(0)537+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kako District, Hyogo(0)794+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kamaishi, Iwate(0)193+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kameyama, Mie(0)5958+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kami District, Kochi(0)8875+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kamiagata District, Nagasaki(0)9208+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kamihei District, Iwate(0)194+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kamiiso District, Hokkaido(0)1392+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kamikawa District, Hokkaido(0)16534+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Kamikita District, Aomori(0)176+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kamitsuga District, Tochigi(0)289+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kamiukena District, Ehime(0)892+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kamo District, Gifu(0)5747+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kamo District, Hiroshima(0)8473+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kamo District, Shizuoka(0)558+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kamo, Niigata(0)256+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kamoto District, Kumamoto(0)968+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kanoashi District, Shimane(0)8567+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kanonji, Kagawa(0)875+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kanoya, Kagoshima(0)994+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kanzaki District, Hyogo(0)790+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kariwa District, Niigata(0)258+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kasai District, Hokkaido(0)155+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kasama, Ibaraki(0)296+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kashihara, Nara(0)744+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kashima District, Ibaraki(0)478+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kato District, Hokkaido(0)1564+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Katsura District, Tokushima(0)8854+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Katsuta District, Okayama(0)868+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Katsuyama, Fukui(0)779+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kawanabe District, Kagoshima(0)933+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kawanuma District, Fukushima(0)241+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kawasaki, Kanagawa(0)427+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kayabe District, Hokkaido(0)1374+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kazo, Saitama(0)480+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kazuno, Akita(0)186+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kesen District, Iwate(0)192+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kesennuma, Miyagi(0)226+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kimotsuki District, Kagoshima(0)9942+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kiryu, Gunma(0)277+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kisarazu, Chiba(0)438+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kiso District, Nagano(0)264+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kita District, Ehime(0)893+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kitaazumi District, Nagano(0)261+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kitagunma District, Gunma(0)27+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Kitaibaraki, Ibaraki(0)293+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kitakatsushika District, Saitama(0)489+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kitakoma District, Yamanashi(0)551+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka(0)93+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Kitami, Hokkaido(0)157+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kitamorokata District, Miyazaki(0)986+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kitamuro District, Mie(0)5974+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kitasaitama District, Saitama(0)280+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kitashitara District, Aichi(0)53683+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Kitatsuru District, Yamanashi(0)428+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kitauonuma District, Niigata(0)2579+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kitauwa District, Ehime(0)895+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kochi(0)888+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Komatsu, Ishikawa(0)761+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Konu District, Hiroshima(0)84767+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Koriyama, Fukushima(0)249+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kudo District, Hokkaido(0)1398+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kuga District, Yamaguchi(0)820+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kuji District, Ibaraki(0)2957+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kumage District, Kagoshima(0)9974+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kumamoto(0)96+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Kumano District, Kyoto(0)772+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kumano, Mie(0)5978+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kunigami District, Okinawa(0)980+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kurate District, Fukuoka(0)9493+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kurayoshi, Tottori(0)858+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kurihara District, Miyagi(0)228+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kurobe, Toyama(0)765+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kushima, Miyazaki(0)987+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Kusu District, Oita(0)9737+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Kyoto(0)775+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Mashita District, Gifu(0)576+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Masuda, Shimane(0)856+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Matsue, Shimane(0)852+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Matsumae District, Hokkaido(0)1394+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Menashi District, Hokkaido(0)1538+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Mie(0)593+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Mihara District, Hyogo(0)799+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Mihara, Hiroshima(0)848+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Mikata District, Fukui(0)770+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Minamiakita District, Akita(0)185+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Minamiamabe District, Oita(0)972+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Minamikoma District, Yamanashi(0)556+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Minamimuro District, Mie(0)735+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Minamishitara District, Aichi(0)5363+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi(0)554+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Mine District, Yamaguchi(0)8396+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Mine, Yamaguchi(0)8375+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Mishima, Shizuoka(0)559+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Mitsugi District, Hiroshima(0)84732+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Mitsuishi District, Hokkaido(0)1463+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Miura District, Kanagawa(0)468+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Miyagi(0)22+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Miyake, Tokyocoho(0)4994+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Miyako District, Fukuoka(0)93033+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Miyazaki(0)985+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Miyoshi, Hiroshima(0)826+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Monbetsu District, Hokkaido(0)15829+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Monbetsu, Hokkaido(0)1582+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Motosu District, Gifu(0)58138+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Mugi District, Gifu(0)58158+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Munakata District, Fukuoka(0)940+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Muroran, Hokkaido(0)143+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Mutsu, Aomori(0)175+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Nagano(0)268+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Nagaoka District, Kochi(0)887+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Nagasaki(0)95+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Nagato, Yamaguchi(0)837+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Naka District, Ibaraki(0)292+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Naka District, Tokushima(0)8846+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Nakagawa District, Hokkaido(0)1656+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Naoiri District, Oita(0)974+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Nara(0)742+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Nayoro, Hokkaido(0)1654+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Naze, Kagoshima(0)997+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Nemuro, Hokkaido(0)1532+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Niigata(0)25+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Niihama, Ehime(0)897+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Niikappu District, Hokkaido(0)1464+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Nima District, Shimane(0)8548+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Nishimuro District, Wakayama(0)7356+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Nishio, Aichi hazu District, Aichi(0)563+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Nitta District, Gunma(0)276+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Nogata, Fukuoka(0)947+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Notsuke District, Hokkaido(0)1537+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Numata, Gunma(0)278+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ogachi District, Akita(0)183+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ogasawara, Tokyo(0)4998+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Oita(0)977+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Okawa District, Kagawa(0)879+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Okayama(0)8636+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Oki District, Shimane(0)8514+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Okinawa(0)98+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Oku District, Okayama(0)86926+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Okushiri District, Hokkaido(0)1397+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Omagari, Akita(0)187+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Ono District, Gifu(0)5769+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Osaka(0)723+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Oshima District, Kagoshima(0)9977+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Oshima District, Yamaguchi(0)8207+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Oshima, Tokyocho(0)4992+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Otaru, Hokkaido(0)134+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Owase, Mie(0)5972+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Rebun District, Hokkaido(0)1638+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Rumoi District, Hokkaido(0)1645+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Ryotsu, Niigata(0)259+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Saeki District, Hiroshima(0)8262+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Saga(0)952+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Sakai, Osaka(0)722+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Sannohe District, Aomori(0)179+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Saru District, Hokkaido(0)1457+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Satsuma District, Kagoshima(0)9969+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Sera District, Hiroshima(0)8472+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Setana District, Hokkaido(0)1378+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Shari District, Hokkaido(0)1522+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Shibetsu, Hokkaido(0)1652+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Shiga(0)77+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Shijonawate, Osaka(0)7437+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Shikama District, Hyogo(0)7933+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Shiki District, Nara(0)7443+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Shima District, Mie(0)5998+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Shimajiri District, Okinawa(0)9802+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Shimoagata District, Nagasaki(0)9205+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Shimoina District, Nagano(0)260+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi(0)832+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Shinjo, Yamagata(0)233+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Shinnanyo, Yamaguchi(0)834+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Shinshiro, Aichi(0)5362+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Shiranuka District, Hokkaido(0)1547+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Shiraoi District, Hokkaido(0)144+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Shizuoka(0)54+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Shobara, Hiroshima(0)8247+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Soekami District, Nara(0)7439+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Soraku District, Kyoto(0)74395+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Soya District, Hokkaido(0)1635+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Suzuka District, Mie(0)5959+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Takashima District, Shiga(0)740+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Takehara, Hiroshima(0)846+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Taki District, Mie(0)59849+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Tamano, Okayama(0)863+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Teshio District, Hokkaido(0)1632+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Tochigi(0)282+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Tokushima(0)8853+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Tokyo(0)3+ 8 digit subscriber nr
Tomamae District, Hokkaido(0)1648+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Tome District, Miyagi(0)220+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Tosashimizu, Kochi(0)8808+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Tottori(0)857+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Toyama(0)766+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Toyohashi, Aichi(0)532+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Toyota District, Hiroshima(0)8466+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Urakawa District, Hokkaido(0)1462+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Uryu District, Hokkaido(0)1653+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Usui District, Gunma(0)273+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Wakayama(0)734+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Watarai District, Mie(0)59872+ 4 digit subscriber nr
Yamagata(0)23+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Yamaguchi(0)839+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Yamakoshi District, Hokkaido(0)1377+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Yamanashi(0)553+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Yame District, Fukuoka(0)943+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Yatsushiro, Kumamoto(0)965+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Yokohama, Kanagawa(0)45+ 7 digit subscriber nr
Yoshiki District, Gifu(0)578+ 6 digit subscriber nr
Yoshino District, Nara(0)7473+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Yubari District, Hokkaido(0)1238+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Yubari, Hokkaido(0)1235+ 5 digit subscriber nr
Yufutsu District, Hokkaido(0)1454+ 5 digit subscriber nr
  1. Health Information
  2. Recent Disease Outbreaks
  3. Hospital Database

Dental care

A high standard of dental care is available in Japan

Medication Availability

Medication is available in Japan via hospitals and pharmacies

Blood supplies

Blood supplies are considered safe and screened to international standards

Medical facilities

While medical care in Japan is good, English-speaking physicians and medical facilities that cater to Expatriates? expectations are expensive and not very widespread. Japan has a national health insurance system, but medical caregivers often insist upon payment in full at the time of treatment or concrete proof of ability to pay before treating a foreigner.

General caution

Recent medical and dental exams should ensure that the traveler is in good health. Carry appropriate health and accident insurance documents and copies of any important medical records. Bring an adequate supply of all prescription and other medications as well as any necessary personal hygiene items, including a spare pair of eyeglasses or contact lenses if necessary. Take personal protective measures against insects. Drink only bottled beverages (including water) or beverages made with boiled water. Do not use ice cubes or eat raw seafood or rare meat. Eat well-cooked foods while they are still hot and fruits that can be peeled without contamination. Avoid roadside stands and street vendors. Only pasteurized dairy products should be consumed.

Specific concerns

Air pollution has been a problem in Tokyo over the years, but an active antipollution program has reduced the problem significantly. Nevertheless, the pollution may exacerbate respiratory ailments. Okinawa: water is generally potable, except during water shortages or typhoons.

Immunization

Hepatitis B: Vaccination is advised for health care workers, persons anticipating direct contact with blood from or sexual contact with inhabitants, and persons planning extended stays of 6 months or greater (especially those who anticipate using local health care facilities, staying in rural areas, or having intimate contact with the local population). Japanese Encephalitis: Vaccination is not routinely recommended for travel to Tokyo and other major cities. Consider vaccination if staying a month or more from June to September (April to October in Okinawa/Ryukyu Islands) if travel includes rural areas. Also consider if staying less than 30 days during these periods and at high risk (in case of epidemic outbreak or extensive outdoor exposure in rural areas). Typhoid: Vaccination should be considered for persons staying longer than 3 weeks, adventurous eaters, and those who will venture off the usual tourist routes into small cities, villages and rural areas. Importance of vaccination increases as access to reasonable medical care becomes limited. Contraindications depend on vaccine type. Note: All routine vaccines (such as DTP or Td, Hib, MMR, polio, varicella, influenza and pneumococcal) should be kept up-to-date as a matter of good health practice unrelated to travel.

Disease risk summary

Disease risk is generally similar to that of travel in North America and other temperate industrialized nations. Insect-borne illness: Dengue fever - occurs Encephalitis (Japanese type) - occurs (rare/sporadic cases reported; low incidence may result from high immunization rates in native population) Hemorrhagic fever (with renal syndrome) - occurs Scrub typhus (tsutsugamushi disease; mite-borne) - occurs (endemic, except for the Okinawa Islands; incidence rate and seasonal occurrence varies, depending upon the region) Food-borne and water-borne illness: Clonorchiasis (oriental liver fluke) - occurs Paragonimiasis (oriental lung fluke) - occurs Other hazards: High levels of immunization coverage have reduced the incidence of diseases such as measles and diphtheria. Influenza risk extends from November to April.

Entry requirements

None.

Recent disease outbreaks

No recent disease outbreaks

NameAddress
Aiiku HospitalTokyo Minato-ku 5-6-8 Minami-Azabudai
Bluff ClinicYokohama 231 Naka-ku 82 Yamate-Cho
International Catholic HospitalShinjuku-ku Tokyo 5-1 Naka Ochiai 2-chome (Seibo Byoin)
International Medical Crossing OfficeTokyo 106 0047 Minato-ku 5-12-14-201 Minamiazabu
Keiyu HospitalYokohama-shi 220-0012 Nishi-ku 3-7-3 Minatomirai
King ClinicShibuya Ku Tokyo 150 0001 6-31-21 Jingumae Olympia Annex 4F
Kobe Adventist HospitalKobe Kita-ku 8-4-1 Arinodai
Lee Medical ClinicTokyo 150 0013 Shibuya-Ku 3-39-5-1B Ebisu
National Medical ClinicMinato-Ku Tokyo 106 0047 2025-16-11 Minami Azabu National Azabu Apartment 502
Sanno HospitalTokyo 107-0052 Minato-Ku 8-10-16 Akasaka
St Luke International HospitalTokyo 104-8560 9-1 Akashi-cho, Chuo-ku
Tokyo Adventist HospitalTokyo Suginam 3-17-3 Amanuma
Tokyo British ClinicShibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0021 2-13-7 Ebisu-Nishi Daikanyama Y Building 2F
Tokyo Medical & Surgical ClinicMinato-ku Tokyo 3-4-3 Shiba Koen Mori Building 32
Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo HospitalTokyo Shibuya-ku 2-34-10 Ebisu

Media

Japan's broadcasting scene is advanced and vibrant, and very competitive. with established public and commercial outlets competing for audiences. Many millions now watch satellite and cable pay-TV services, including those provided by NHK. The development of high-definition TV (HDTV) now has an NHK channel dedicated to such transmissions. Digital terrestrial TV broadcasting is in the process of being introduced, also. Newspaper readership is extremely high, and national dailies have circulations in the millions.
Press: The English-language daily newspapers in Tokyo include Daily Sports, Yomiuri Shimbun, The Japan Times and The Mainichi Daily News.
TV: National commercial networks include TV Asahi, Fuji TV, Nippon TV (NTV) and the Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS). NHK is a public broadcaster, and operates general and educational TV channels, as well as satellite channels and a high-definition TV network.
Radio: NHK is a public broadcaster that operates a news- and speech-based radio station, as well as a cultural and educational network, a classical, music-based network and an external service, Radio Japan. Inter FM, J-Wave and Tokyo FM are all commercial stations. TBS Radio is operated by the Tokyo Broadcasting System.

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