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Ningen Dock Experience – Japan Physical Check-up

Nigen Dock Experience - Japan Physical Check-up

When I worked in the corporate world and was 10-20 years younger, I dreaded the annual mandatory company Ningen Dock (Japan Physical Check-up). Now I am a mompreneur and who has to pay for my medical care mostly, so I had not had an annual Ningen Dock in four years. …

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Tokyo English Speaking Pediatricians

Tokyo English Speaking Doctors

When you move to Japan with kids one of your top priorities is to find a Tokyo English speaking pediatricians. Luckily for us, there is an increasing number of skilled pediatricians in Tokyo to choose.  Below is a list of seven Tokyo based English speaking pediatricians that my friends and I …

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Tokyo-based English Speaking OBGYNs

Tokyo-based English Speaking OBGYNS

Here is a curated listed of Tokyo-based English speaking OBGYNs that we (Lauren and Sandra) and many of my Tokyo Expat friends have used and recommend.  If you are choosing an OBGYN for pregnancy, you will also want to check which hospital or clinic the doctor has delivery access.   …

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Common Illnesses and Terms Among Young Children in Japan

We`ve listed a few of the most common illnesses among young children in Japan; the Japanese pronunciation, English translation and ways to describe sickness / pain. Please keep this list handy when visiting your local Japanese clinic. If you have some to add please leave in the comment section below. Japanese …

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Japan Mosquito Repellent and Aid – Mosquitos Are Here!

Saw my first mosquito today, so time to stock up on Japan mosquito repellent and aid products!! All this rain and warmer weather are going to equal a heavy mosquito season in Japan. Usually, in Japan mosquitos start to hatch and bite starting in April and are active through the …

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Top 10 Ways to Survive Hay Fever (kafunsho) Season in Japan

hay fever

If you`re suffering from excessive sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose or a scratchy throat you might be experiencing an allergy from Japanese cedar pollen, or sugi tree – known as kafunsho (花粉所)/hay fever.  To help deal with the pollen this season we listed a few ideas from Amazon.co.jp to help you and …

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Got Head Lice? – How to Treat Lice In Japan (シラミ)

Hot lice? Lice treatment in Japan

Got Lice? Learn how to treat lie in Japan. Lice is SHIRAMI in Japanese (シラミ).  First reaction is ick, yikes, embarrassment, worry. Get over it quick and take action. Lice are very common in Japan, especially on kids in daycare, nursery and elementary. Any kid can get it. We talked …

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Inflammation and Hives from Kemushi (Caterpillars)

If you have curious kids who love bugs then tell them to stay away from this one, the hairy caterpillar/kemushi. Take care to avoid these “hairy” caterpillars as they have developed hairs or sharp spines that are capable of transmitting various toxins causing inflammation and hives on the skin. In most cases direct …

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Great Gluten-Free Products from HealthyTokyo

If you have a family member who is celiac or just cutting back on gluten, check out these Great Gluten-Free Products from HealthyTokyo. Learn about gluten-free diets on the HealthyTokyo blog. HealthyTokyo, an English language online retailer, and health concierge service have a good selection of healthy products which can …

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Tokyo English Speaking Doctors

Tokyo English Speaking Doctors

Here is a curated listed of Tokyo English speaking doctors covering pediatricians, dentists, ophthalmologists and  OBGYNs. This list includes doctors that we (Lauren and Sandra) and many of my Tokyo Expat friends have used and recommend.   Choosing a doctor is a personal decision based on many decision factors. This list …

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English Speaking Tokyo Dermatologists

English Speaking Tokyo Dermatologists

If you are looking for an English speaking Tokyo dermatologists here is a list of seven Drs. that many of my Tokyo Expat friends have recommended.  Cancer skin checks, acne or cosmetic treatments most of the dermatologists are one stop clinics.    Choosing a doctor is a personal decision based …

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Tokyo English Speaking Dentists

Looking for Tokyo English speaking dentists for an emergency, preventive care or orthodontics? I have curated the following list of dentists and orthodontists to make the search must easier for you. * I have also noted if JNHI (Japan National Health Insurance) is accepted or not). Also, if you have other …

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Tokyo health care: the essentials

I was asked by a number of readers who liked My Sanno Hospital Experience post about Tokyo healthcare and which international provider I was with. I`d like to introduce to you a guest post from Bupa International, my international health provider. If you’re living in Japan or planning to move here at …

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How to Survive Hay Fever / Pollen Season in Japan

Living in Japan for a few years now we`ve never experienced allergies – until recently. If you`re suffering from excessive sneezing, watery eyes, runny nose or a scratchy throat you might be experiencing an allergy from the pollen of the Japanese cedar, or sugi tree – or as the Japanese would say …

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Seibo Hospital Delivery Fee and Dr. Sakamoto`s Delivery Fee

This is my post delivery review of Seibo Hospital. I also list Dr. Sakamoto`s delivery fees for my Jan 2011 Delivery below. Hospital Pros: Nice facilities Super friendly staff Choice of Japanese or Western meals (typical hospital food). They allow one family member room-in for an extra charge. You have …

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