Immunisation/vaccination in Japan is different from the West – there are important points that you should know, because your Japanese doctor may not. For most long-term parents of children in Japan, there is little to consider – the Japanese government immunises the population against the primary diseases in Japan. Unfortunately, things are not so simple for families who shift to Japan in the first six months after their child’s birth. It’s a fascinating topic, but sometimes a scary one, especially when it involves your own little one. This article will let you know the differences, and the points you need to be wary of.
Archive for February, 2010
So after all of that rhetoric about abolishing road tolls (高速道路無料化法案), Japan’s PM, Mr. Hatoyama has decided to rethink his plan. The real issues surrounding Japan’s highway tolls are surprisingly similar to those that became the catalyst for the privatisation of the post office. This article takes a look at both insane sides of the argument to make, or not to make toll roads “free” in Japan. The story is intriguing, and more complex than you can imagine.