British doctor to join Tokyo hospital

UK-Japan News August 2015

The Japanese government plans to allow a British doctor to work at a Tokyo hospital—treating non-Japanese patients who pay costs in full—The Japan Times reported on 19 July.

The move, which includes the addition of three doctors from the US and one from France, is part of a “special zone” deregulation initiative to enable non-Japanese to live in Tokyo without anxiety.

The British doctor, whose area of expertise is yet to be announced, will practice at Keio University Hospital in Shinjuku Ward.