Medical and Living Information
The Internet resources listed below provide medical and living information.
3-1 AMDA International Medical Information Center
AMDA is an organization that provides medical information to foreign residents in Japan in their native language. It provides information over the phone in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, Chinese, Tagalog, and Thai.
3-2 Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Institution Information (Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Medical Information Center "Himawari") (Japanese only)
This website is useful when searching for information on medical institutions in Tokyo that provide services in foreign languages.
First, click on "Search by Available Language" in the "Search Hospital/Clinic" menu. You can search medical institutions by selecting the language in which services are provided, and/or the proficiency level in said language. You can select one or more languages from the following list: English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Korean, Thai, Tagalog, Burmese, Vietnamese, Bengali, French, Portuguese, German, Russian, Italian, and Spanish.
Furthermore, you can specify the address and the diagnosis and treatment department you wish to visit, and search for the nearest to you medical institutions.
Some of the information disclosed on this website may have undergone recent changes. Before visiting a medical institution, always make sure to confirm all details directly with the medical institution.
3-3 List of Tokyo Metropolitan Disaster Control Base Hospitals (Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health) (Japanese only)
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government cooperates with first-aid centers that provide on-site emergency medical care in the event of a disaster - such as a major earthquake - and maintains metropolitan disaster control base hospitals to secure appropriate medical care for severely injured patients.
3-4 Information on Disaster Medical Care (National Disaster Medical Center) (Japanese only)
As a core facility for wide-area disaster medical care, the National Disaster Medical Center is engaged in the collection and dissemination of information, and the implementation of emergency rescue and first-aid operations in the event of a wide-scale disaster. On a normal basis, when not engaged in such operations, the National Disaster Medical Center provides tertiary emergency medical care for multiple injuries, burns, crush syndrome, poisoning from chemical materials and other injuries that commonly occur in the event of a disaster, as well as advanced comprehensive medical care for other diseases and conditions, with the overall objective of improving response capacities in the event of a disaster.
3-5 Information Base for Disaster Nursing Knowledge and Skills to Protect Lives (University of Hyogo, College of Nursing Art and Science, Graduate School of Nursing)
The "Development of a Center of Excellence for Disaster Nursing in a Ubiquitous Society" is a research program implemented by the University of Hyogo with the objective of establishing nursing support methods and information networks for minimizing the damage inflicted by disasters on human lives and health. This program covers efforts to ensure preparedness prior to the occurrence of a disaster and efforts to respond immediately after the occurrence of disaster and in the mid- to long-term.
The website of the Information Base for Disaster Nursing Knowledge and Skills to Protect Lives features professional and general manuals classified by disaster phase (pre-disaster, emergency phase after the occurrence of a disaster, and recovery/restoration phase) and by target care receivers (elderly, children, pregnant women/child-rearing mothers, cancer patients, patients with chronic diseases (diabetes, rheumatism, chronic respiratory diseases, dialysis patients)). This website is useful if you are looking for information on the provision of nursing care during disasters tailored to specific conditions of patients.
3-6 Tokyo Metropolitan Ward Disaster Dialysis Medical Network (Japanese only)
This website provides useful information about the nearest facilities where dialysis patients can receive dialysis treatment in any of Tokyo's 23 wards in the event of a disaster. The Dialysis Medical Activity Manual for Disaster Prevention is available for download from this site.
3-7 Tama Region Disaster Dialysis Network (Tama Region Association of Renal Disease Physicians) (Japanese only)
This webpage provides useful information about facilities that provide dialysis treatment in the Tama Region of Tokyo at times of disaster. The "Search Facility by Area" function on the webpage has an option to search for medical facilities that provide dialysis treatment in the Tama Region in the event of a disaster.
3-8 Multilingual Living Information (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR))
This website presents the information necessary to help foreigners to live in Japan. Information is provided in 13 languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai, and Russian.
Information on this website is organized in the following 17 categories: status of residence, alien registration, marriage/divorce, other notifications, work and training, medical, pensions, childbirth/childcare, other welfare, education, Japanese language education, tax, housing/moving, transportation, other daily life issues, emergencies/disasters, and consultations.