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Healthcare & Medical

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.

About Healthcare & Medical

 Latest update: April 2022 

Hospital Procurement

 Latest update: April 2022 

Medical & Dental Devices

— Latest update: March 2022 —

Pharmaceuticals

 Latest update: March 2022 

Quasi drugs

Defined by the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Act, a "pharmaceutical product" is a medicine that has been approved for the efficacy of its ingredients and is intended to treat a disease.

Telemedicine and e-Health

 Latest update: April 2022 

Vitamins & Supplements

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.