Japanese Health Policy

Health care in Japan is changing.

Know the basics so you can better understand how.


Background

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A look into the disease and demographic structure of Japan

A review of key moments in Japanese health care history


A list of the legislation behind the Japanese health care system

Process and Players

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An overview of how the Japanese government is structured


A look into how health policy is made in Japan


An inside look on who’s who in the world of Japanese health policy

Insurance System

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The basics of the Japanese health insurance system


An overview of long-term care insurance


Learn how private insurance fits into the system

Financing

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A look into health expenditures in Japan

A review of how the payment system is structured

An overview of how Japan manages health care costs