— Latest update: April 2022 —
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. Find out more about Japan's healthcare and medical industries below.
In 2012, the size of the Japanese market for nutritional supplements exceeded $7 billion. The single largest selling supplement was vitamin C, and 53 other nutritional supplement products enjoyed sales in excess of $2 billion.