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Healthcare, Lifestyle, Men’s Health, Women’s Health
Birth Control in Japan
Birth control (unless for a specific medical condition) is not covered by Japanese health insurance. Finding the right doctor is key, as regular blood tests are part of the package of obtaining the pill and many contraceptive prescriptions require monthly renewals. Birth control methods available in Japan Pills Birth control pills are known as keikou hinin […]
April 6, 2021 by GaijinPot Blog
Drugs & Medications
Buying medicines in Japan
Learn more about medicines in Japan
March 16, 2021 by GaijinPot Blog
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Women’s Health
Pregnancy in Japan
From visiting the ob-gyn, the costs to maternity leave.
March 2, 2021 by GaijinPot Blog
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Mental Health
Mental Health in Japan
Depression is a very serious issue that affects every nation. As a foreigner in Japan, however, the adjustment to a new lifestyle, the culture shock, the long working hours and work and society-related stress can easily pile up. If you live alone here, it is beyond frightening. If you are feeling the symptoms of depression, […]
February 16, 2021 by GaijinPot Blog
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Women’s Health
Women’s Clinics in Japan
Lady doctor basics in Japan.
February 2, 2021 by GaijinPot Blog
Women’s Health
Abortion in Japan
What to expect, where to go and how much it costs.
January 19, 2021 by GaijinPot Blog
Healthcare
Visiting a doctor in Japan
Vocabulary and a step-by-step guide for your next visit.
January 5, 2021 by GaijinPot Blog
Healthcare
Dentists in Japan
Dental procedures and vocabulary.
December 22, 2020 by GaijinPot Blog
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Healthcare
Obtaining Japan’s health insurance
How to access Japan's medical care and services.
December 8, 2020 by GaijinPot Blog
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