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Areas of Expertise
Internal Medicine Oncology
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
09:00a.m. – 05:00p.m.
Lunch break 12:30 – 13:30
09:00a.m. – 01:00p.m.
Japanese Health Insurance (NHI)
Invoices for foreign private patients are issued in English and we will also sign your foreign private insurance claim forms.
Visa, Mastercard, Cash
The Bluff Clinic in Yokohama follows a long tradition of providing quality medical and dental care to the international community. The Bluff Clinic traces its roots to a clinic established in 1863 on the grounds of the Yokohama’s Foreign Settlement, at a critical junction in the history of Japan. In the ensuing years, several hospitals and clinics offering medical services followed, as the foreign population continued to grow through the tumultuous years of the Tokugawa Shogunate’s decline and fall, followed by the Meiji Restoration. Eventually, an amalgamation of several existing facilities led to the building of the former Bluff Hospital on the Bluff at 82 Yamate-cho. Our continuing presence on this site remains at the core of our mission to provide quality medical care to the evolving needs of a vibrant community of both Japanese and foreign residents.
Dentistry, General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Infectious Disease (virus, bacteria, parasites), Physiatry (physical, rehabilitation), Counselling, Immunization
Equipment & Devices
X-Ray (Medical and Dental), Small surgery facility
Dr. Tsunehiro Akashi
Licenses, Accreditation and Awards
The Mainichi recognition for welfare activity (2014)
General Practice, Physical Examination, Routine and Travel Immunization
Specializes in general internal medicine, cardiology, and nephrology.
Dr. Midori Kubota
Licenses, Accreditation and Awards
Graduated Nagasaki University Dental Department 1992
Staff Dentist at St. Paul Dental Clinic 1992
Staff Dentist at Tennocho Dental Clinic 2006
Staff Dentist at Kobuchi Dental Clinic 2009
Assistant Dental Director at Dental Clinic 2010
Branch Dental Director at Asahi Pool Mae Dental Clinic 2016
Dental Director at The Bluff Medical and Dental Clinic 2018 to present
Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, Preventive Dentistry
A unique part of this mission over the years has been to provide our medical and dental services in English as well as Japanese, in recognition of the continuing need of many in our community for such bilingual services. Thus a comfortable and fully English speaking environment makes the Bluff Clinic in Yokohama many foreign residents’ ideal point of entry into the Japanese medical system. The Clinic provides non-Japanese speaking residents translation support as well as introductions to hospitals and specialists to facilitate what can be for many a daunting foray through an unfamiliar process when medical needs arise.
In keeping with our founding mission to serve the community, prominently supported today under the provisions of our 2014 status as a foundation, the Bluff Clinic in Yokohama is active in a broad spectrum of community health projects including public health events, first aid courses, medical translation aids, and publication of community health news. We are also proud benefactors and partners to worthy organizations providing essential health services to the public. As we continue to spread our network of cooperation across the region, the Bluff Clinic in Yokohama looks forward to the next 150 years of providing quality healthcare to the international community