Laparoscopic Surgery to Treat Stomach Cancer in Japan

In the last article, we covered therapeutic endoscopy as a method to treat stomach cancer in Japan. Today, we will be taking a look at laparoscopy, which is a type of minimally invasive surgery. Laparoscopic surgery was first used to treat stomach cancer in Japan in 1991. As is the case with open abdominal surgery, patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery […]

Root Canal Treatment in Japan without a Microscope


Dr. Nakamaru is one of the few dentists in Japan whose clinic owns and uses a powerful industry-grade surgical microscope, allowing their dentists to precisely inspect and work on teeth. In this blog post, Dr. Nakamaru shares with us why it is important to ask if your dentist is using a surgical microscope before undergoing root canal treatment […]

Hay Fever in Japan

sakura cherry blossom hay fever in Japan

The changing of seasons in Japan is beautiful to watch, but can also bring with it the discomfort of kafunshou. Also known as allergic rhinitis, hay fever’s symptoms include nasal congestion/runny nose, frequent sneezing and itchy and/or watery eyes. Hay fever in Japan occurs in the spring, when the pollen from cedar and cypress trees is abundant […]

Circumcision in Japan

circumcision in japan

Circumcision in Japan is not an operation traditional to the culture.  A general study of global male circumcision rates shows that less than 1% of the population in Japan is circumcised. With the exception of Korea with a high circumcision rate of nearly 80%, most Asian countries have a circumcised population of about 10%. Recently, […]

What is Cardiovascular Surgery?

Akasaka Hitotsugidori Clinic is a primary care clinic located in central Tokyo. They were established last year and are now part of the HealthyTOKYO Medical Partner Network. In this article, they’ll explore how their clinic handles cardiovascular surgery and several diseases related to it. What is cardiovascular surgery? Cardiovascular surgery is surgery on the heart, […]

The 7 steps to getting plastic surgery in Japan

The 7 steps to getting plastic surgery in Japan

Akai Medical Clinic in Omotesando works with patients interested in a variety of procedures from nasal reshaping to breast augmentation and anti-aging laser skin treatments. In this article, they’ll discuss the step-by-step protocol involved in getting plastic surgery in Japan. The decision to get plastic surgery is a large one that requires careful planning and thorough […]

Seeking Treatment for Acne in Japan

seeking treatment for acne in japan

In a land of seemingly perfect appearances, it is difficult to believe that acne is a common affliction for people of all ages. Take heart that acne is common, with treatment covered by National Health Insurance in Japan. This is good news for acne sufferers who understand only too well that acne isn’t simply a superficial ailment that will go away by avoiding […]