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Occupational Physician in Japan – All you need to know

Occupational physician In Japan might not be a term you are familiar with. Whether you just moved to Japan or have been living here for years, if you are an active member of the workforce the question of workplace medicine and health is sure to have crossed your mind at some point. Having said this,…

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

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

Introduction 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…

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…