About Healthcare & Medical

Japan celebrated its 50th anniversary of universal health care on 1 April 2011. During this relatively short period of time, Japan has quickly become a world leader in healthcare by several measures, and has enjoyed particular success in increasing Japanese life expectancy. Central to Japan's approach has been the objective of ensuring universal health care, which has been achieved in practice by universal access. Equality is emphasised in Japanese society in general, which has played a key role in Japan’s good performance regarding social determinants of health.

The Lancet, Japan: Universal Healthcare at 50 Years, 2011

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Expert Report
  • Annual Report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs