Japan: Medical tourism profile



Inbound medical tourism 2019 50,000
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Tourists 2019 32 million
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Population 2021 125.1 million
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Although there are numerous public and private hospitals as well as clinics, the Japanese have no GP system.


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The Ministry of Economy, Travel and Industry estimates that the number of medical tourists in Japan has been increasing every year but cannot give numbers. The latest available from the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry are rough estimates only of 27,000 in 2012 and 22,000 from 2011.


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Medical tourism promotion

A health ministry website and call centre deals with enquiries from overseas about medical treatment in Japan. In campaigns abroad, the government has promoted medical institutions that accept foreign patients.

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