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How to use proper Japanese when you're sick or in the hospital



31. March. 2020

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It’s unfortunate but there may come a time during your stay in Japan that you have to see a doctor. And it is very important that you know what to do and where to go if you are in need of a medical professional. Just in case you get sick while in Japan, here are some convenient words and expressions that you can use at hospitals or in drugstores. Keep in mind that this article is for non-emergency situations and if you have medical emergency, proceed directly to the nearest hospital, koban (police box), or dial 110 for the police and 119 for an ambulance.


  • Words and Phrases
  • Explaining Symptoms
  • How to go to the Doctor in Japan
  • Useful Webpage for English-Japanese Medical Expressions
  • Medical & Insurance Needs

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