Chlamydia in Japan – How to spot a curable STD

Chlamydia in Japan - how to spot a curable STD

Chlamydia in Japan is beginning to worry countless doctors in Japan. Doubtless, many of us have experienced the following situation: You are out on the town and meet and attractive stranger. You hit it off, one thing leads to another, and a few weeks later you experience a burning sensation when you pee. It looks […]

Gonorrhea in Japan: treatment and ways to avoid this STD

std condoms in japan

Gonorrhea in Japan, better known as “rinbyo” (淋病), is another STD that is very common but that can be cured with no long term effects if treatment is administered quickly. Though it may be a bit difficult to openly talk about STDs, the fact remains that it is important to arm yourself with the knowledge […]

HPV in Japan – Vaccinate against the world’s most common STD

HPV in Japan

HPV in Japan is common. Worldwide, it is the most widespread and a potentially life-threatening STD. Language and cultural differences  may leave you scratching your head, but this should not be the case when it comes to getting the proper medical advice for HPV in Japan. English-speaking medical support and HPV vaccines are available in Tokyo […]

Syphilis in Japan – How to test for this increasingly common STD

Syphilis in Japan – How to test for this increasingly common STD

Syphilis in Japan is now a real problem. Recently the number of reported syphilis cases has been on the rise, increasing the risk of contracting the disease for people who are sexually active. Coming to the realization that you may have an STD is scary, nerve-wracking, and embarrassing, but don’t let this embarrassment prevent you […]

How-to Maintain Natural Feminine Hygiene In Japan

Natural feminine hygiene in Japan

Natural feminine hygiene in Japan is a topic we don’t need to shy away from. Have you ever suffered from symptoms of vaginitis, but decided to suffer in silence out of embarrassment or confusion about how to solve the problem? Vaginitis is very common and easily treated, which is why we’re here to help with […]

Japanese Face Masks – Do They Really Work?

Japanese face masks

In true January form, the weather is sunny, dry and quite crisp and yet, there is a seemingly never-ending array of people with their faces obscured by surgical masks. Asia notwithstanding, these Japanese face masks are rarely seen outside of hospitals or other medical facilities. However, in Japan everywhere you go, the number of people […]

5 Olympic Health Risks – Rio 2016 vs. Tokyo 2020

5 Olympic Health Risks - Rio 2016 vs. Tokyo 2020 disease pollution crime

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are set to debut in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, but the hype surrounding the event is not of the usual variety. Instead of speculating which countries would take home the most gold medals this year or if Michael Phelps will be able to expand his already record-breaking medal […]

Buying Deodorant in Japan

deodorant in japan

Summer in Japan is undeniably a hot and sticky affair. With the lack of blustery air-conditioning, staying and smelling fresh becomes quite the challenge. By reputation a land synonymous with cleanliness, many foreigners are surprised at the limited selection when buying deodorant in Japan. Could it be that Japanese people perspire less and smell less than […]

Guide to Sanitary Napkins and Tampons in Japan

Sanitary Napkins and Tampons in Japan

Ladies, when traveling to another country like Japan, there are some things you just assume will be available like back home. Sanitary napkins and tampons are two of those things. Sure, you’ll likely take whatever is left of your current stock when you travel, but never really expect things to be so different as the […]