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28 Foreigner Friendly Hospitals in Japan


h By Yuko Nakajima

February 22, 2017

In an effort to promote Japan’s medical services to foreigners and encourage more medical tourism, Medical Excellence Japan (MEJ) released a list of 28 hospitals in Japan that are foreigner friendly. MEJ is an independent body affiliated with the government and backed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration, therefore these hospitals in Japan are making a conscious effort to overcome language and cultural barriers that may be faced by foreigners in Japan and abroad. This is done through utilizing past experiences in foreign cases or cases relating to foreigners and hopefully a whole host of other criteria. These hospitals are all listed on the Japan Hospital Search website in English. This website also has a customizable search function in an attempt to cater to each individual and their specifications.

In keeping with the ‘foreigner friendly’ vibe, MEJ can also help you find an interpreter and organize a visa. All of the hospitals listed are under the umbrella of Japan International Hospitals (JIH), an entity specializing in medical treatment for international patients in Japan. Most of the hospitals are located in the Kanto area. Furthermore, MEJ has been seeking out hospitals around Japan since July and are seeking to add more facilities to their list.

28 foreigner friendly hospitals in japan

HealthyTokyo recognizes this positive step forward by the Japanese government for their role in globalization. Language is slowly becoming less of a barrier to those wanting to receive health care in Japan. Please note that not all of these hospitals in Japan are affiliated or partnered with HealthyTokyo at the present time.

When this information crossed our path, it seemed like something we thought our community and the entire international network in Japan could benefit from so HealthyTokyo has decided to provide a quick overview of the 28 foreigner friendly hospitals in Japan.  It is worth noting however that as we are not affiliated with these hospitals, we have not screened these institutions and cannot attest to their reputation.  We welcome any feedback you may have on them! Email us at info@healthytokyo.com

Aizawa Hospital
Address: 2-5-1- Honjo Matsumoto-shi, Nagano 390-8510
Specialization:
Radiology (Proton Beam Therapy)
URL:
English
http://w3.ai-hosp.or.jp/_en/ 
Japanese
http://w3.ai-hosp.or.jp/ 
Chinese
http://w3.ai-hosp.or.jp/_cn/

The Cancer Institute Hospital of Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research
Address: 3-8-31 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8550
Specialization:
Gastroenterology
Respiration Surgery
Gastroenterological surgery
Others (Head and Neck Oncology)
Orthopedic Surgery
Urology
Gynecology
Health Checks
URL:
English
http://www.jfcr.or.jp/hospital-en/
Japanese
http://www.jfcr.or.jp/hospital/
Chinese
http://www.jfcr.or.jp/hospital-zh/

Centre Hospital of the National Center for Global Health and Medicine
Address: 1-21-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8655
Specialization:
Cardiology
Respiratory Medicine
Gastroenterology
Neurosurgery
Cardiovascular surgery
Respiration surgery
Gastroenterological surgery
Orthopedic surgery
Urology
Ophthalmology
Health Checks
URL:
English
http://www.hosp.ncgm.go.jp/en/
Japanese
http://www.hosp.ncgm.go.jp/
Chinese
http://www.hosp.ncgm.go.jp/cn/

Chiba University Hopsital
Address: 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba 260-8677
Specialization:
Diabetes and Metabolism
Gastroenterological surgery
Ophthalmology
URL:
English
https://www.ho.chiba-u.ac.jp/en/
Japanese
https://www.ho.chiba-u.ac.jp/
Chinese
https://www.ho.chiba-u.ac.jp/chn/
Korean
https://www.ho.chiba-u.ac.jp/kor/

Fujita Health University Hospital
Address: 1-98 Dengakugakubo, Kutsukake-cho, Toyoake-shi, Aichi 470-1192
Specialization:
All fields of internal medicine and surgery
English
http://www.fujita-hu.ac.jp/HOSPITAL1/en/
Japanese
http://www.fujita-hu.ac.jp/HOSPITAL1/
Chinese
http://www.fujita-hu.ac.jp/HOSPITAL1/cn/

Fukuoka Kinen Hospital
Address: 1-1-35 Nishijin, Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 814-8525
Specialization:
Cardiology
General internal medicine
General surgery
Emergency medicine
URL:
English
http://www.kinen.jp/contents/visitor/index_en01.html
Japanese
http://www.kinen.jp/

Hokuto Hospital
Address: 7-5 Kisen, Inada-cho, Obihiro-shi, Hokkaido 080-0833
Specialization:
Neurosurgery
Radiology (Radiotherapy)
Health checks (PET scans)
URL:
Japanese
https://www.hokuto7.or.jp/

The Hospital of National Center for Children Health and Development
Address: 2-10-1 Okura, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 157-8535
Specialization:
(All fields of surgery and internal medicine related to children)
URL:
English
https://www.ncchd.go.jp/en/
Japanese
https://www.ncchd.go.jp/

International University of Health and Welfare, Mita Hospital
Address: 1-4-3 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8329
Speicalization:
Neurology
Cardiology
Respiratory medicine
Gastroenterology
Others (Kidney, Diabetes Mellitus, Endocrine metabolism, etc)
Neurosurgery
Cardiovascular surgery
Respiration Surgery
Gastroenterological surgery
Breast surgery
Urology
Others (Otorhinolaryngology, Oral-maxillofacial surgery)
URL:
English
http://mita.iuhw.ac.jp/english/about/
Japanese
http://mita.iuhw.ac.jp

Japanese Red Cross Ashikaga Hospital
Address: 284-1 Yobe-cho, Ashikaga-shi, Tochigi 326-0843
Specialization:
Neurology
Cardiology
Gastroenterology
Others (Nephrology)
Gastroenterological Surgery
General surgery
Orthopedic Surgery
Urology
Gynecology
Radiology
Others (Pediatrics)
URL:
English
http://www.ashikaga.jrc.or.jp/en/
Japanese
http://www.ashikaga.jrc.or.jp/

Juntendo University Hospital
Address: 3-1-3 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8431
Specialization:
Cardiology
Respiratory medicine
Cardiovascular surgery
Respiration surgery
Health checks
URL:
English
https://www.juntendo.ac.jp/hospital/global/english/
Japanese
https://www.juntendo.ac.jp/hospital/
Chinese
https://www.juntendo.ac.jp/hospital/global/chinese/
Korean
https://www.juntendo.ac.jp/hospital/global/korean/

Kameda Medical Center
Address: 929 Higashi-cho, Kamogawa-shi, Chiba 296-8602
Specialization:
Neurology
Cardiology
Respiratory medicine
Neurosurgery
Cardiovascular Surgery
Respiration Surgery
Others (Breast surgery, head and neck surgery)
URL:
English
http://www.kameda.com/us/
Japanese
http://www.kameda.com/
Chinese
http://www.kameda.com/cn/

Keio University Hospital
Address: 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8582
Specialization:
(All fields of internal medicine and surgery. Most notably: Nephrology, Plastic surgery and Dermatology).
URL:
English
http://www.hosp.keio.ac.jp/en/
Japanese
http://www.hosp.keio.ac.jp/

National Cancer Center Hospital
Address: 5-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045
Specialization:
Radiology (Radiotherapy)
URL:
English
http://www.ncc.go.jp/en/
Japanese
http://www.ncc.go.jp/jp/

National Cancer Center Hospital East
Address: 6-5-1 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba 277-8577
Specialization:
Radiology (Radiotherapy)
URL:
English
http://www.ncc.go.jp/en/ncce/
Japanese
http://www.ncc.go.jp/jp/ncce/

NTT Medical Center Tokyo:
Address: 5-9-22 Higashi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-8625
Specialization:
Cardiology
Gastroenterology
Others (Hematology)
Neurosurgery
General Surgery
Radiology (Radiotherapy)
Others (Oral-maxillofacial surgery)
URL:
English
https://www.ntt-east.co.jp/kmc/en/
Japanese
https://www.ntt-east.co.jp/kmc/
Chinese
https://www.ntt-east.co.jp/kmc/cn/

Osaka University Hospital:
Address: 2-15 Yamadaoka, Suita-shi, Osaka 565-0871
Specialization:
(All fields of internal medicine and surgery. Most notably, Nephrology, Plastic surgery and Dermatology)
URL:
English
http://www.hosp.med.osaka-u.ac.jp/english/
Japanese
http://www.hosp.med.osaka-u.ac.jp/

Saiseikai Fukuoka General Hospital:
Address: 1-3-46 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 390-8510
Specialization:
Neurology
Cardiology
Neurosurgery
Cardiovascular surgery
URL:
Japanese
https://www.saiseikai-hp.chuo.fukuoka.jp/

Sakakibara Heart Institute
Address: 3-16-1 Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-0003
Specialization:
Cardiology
Cardiovascular surgery
Gynecology
Health checks
URL:
Japanese
http://www.hospital.heart.or.jp/

Seirei Hamamatsu General Hospital
Address: 2-12-12 Sumiyoshi, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi, Shizuoka 430-8558
Specializiaton:
Neurosurgery (Epilepsy)
Health checks
URL:
English
http://www.seirei.or.jp/hamamatsu/english/
Japanese
http://www.seirei.or.jp/hamamatsu/

Sendai Kosei Hospital
Address: 4-15 Hirose-machi, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi 980-0873
Specialization:
Cardiology
Cardiovascular surgery
URL:
Japanese
http://www.sendai-kousei-hospital.jp/

Southern Tohoku General Hospital
Address: 7-115 Yatsuyamada, Koriyama-shi, Fukushima 963-8563
Specialization;
Gastroenterology
Gastroenterological surgery
Radiology (Proton beam therapy)
Others (Oral-maxillofacial surgery)
URL:
English
http://www.minamitohoku.or.jp/english/
Japanese
http://www.minamitohoku.or.jp/
Chinese
http://www.minamitohoku.or.jp/Templates/PDF/guide.pdf

St. Luke’s International Hospital
Address: 9-1 Akashi-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8560
Specialization:
(All fields of internal medicine and surgery. Most notably; Nephrology, Rheumatology, Breast surgery, Dermatology and Otorhinolaryngology).
URL:
English
http://hospital.luke.ac.jp/eng/
Japanese
http://hospital.luke.ac.jp/
Chinese
http://hospital.luke.ac.jp/cn/for-patients/
Russian
http://hospital.luke.ac.jp/ru/for-patients/
Korean
http://hospital.luke.ac.jp/kr/for-patients/
Spanish
http://hospital.luke.ac.jp/es/for-patients/
Tagalog
http://hospital.luke.ac.jp/tl/for-patients/
French
http://hospital.luke.ac.jp/fr/for-patients/

Tokyo Takanawa Hospital
Address: 3-10-11 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8606
Specialization:
Cardiology
Gastroenterology
Cardiovascular surgery
Gastroenterological surgery
Health checks
URL:
English
http://takanawa.jcho.go.jp/medical-treatment-for-foreigners/
Japanese
https://takanawa.jcho.go.jp/

Toranomon Hospital
Address: 2-2-2 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8470
Specialization:
(All fields of internal medicine and surgery)
URL:
English
https://www.toranomon.gr.jp/global/
Japanese
https://www.toranomon.gr.jp/

The University of Tokyo Hospital
Address: 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655
Specialization:
(Not listed)
URL:
English
http://www.h.u-tokyo.ac.jp/english/
Japanese
http://www.h.u-tokyo.ac.jp/

The University of Tsukuba Hospital
Address: 2-1-1 Amakubo, Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki 305-8576
Specialization:
Radiology (Proton beam therapy)
URL:
English
http://www.hosp.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/
Japanese
http://www.hosp.tsukuba.ac.jp/
Chinese
http://www.hosp.tsukuba.ac.jp/cn/
Russian
http://www.hosp.tsukuba.ac.jp/ru/

Yonemori Hospital
Address: 1-7-1 Yojiro, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima 890-0062
Specialization:
Orthopedic surgery
Emergency medicine
URL:
English
http://www.yonemorihp.jp/en/
Japanese
http://www.yonemorihp.jp/
Chinese
http://www.yonemorihp.jp/ch/

There you have the list of 28 hospitals in Japan that have been recognized by the MEJ as being supportive to the needs of non-Japanese speakers. If you have any questions or queries relating to hospitals and medical services in Japan, the HealthyTokyo Concierge is happy to help!

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*Editors Note: MEJ is not a government body as previously stated but a private organization that is affiliated with the government. I apologize for any misunderstanding caused.

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