The Health and Medical section covers a variety of important topics and provides essential resources, such as the structure of the Japanese healthcare system, downloadable bilingual patient intake forms, and popular over-the-counter medications, complete with dosage, instructions, and ingredients in English
The Personal Care section covers the products that people use every day. It can be hard to navigate things such as shampoo, toothpaste, or menstrual products when you’re unfamiliar with the brands or language the packaging is written in.
There is a comprehensive list of popular items in each category, complete with picture, description, and intended use.
The Daily Life section covers the aspects of every-day life that may take some guidance. You can learn everything from how to use a laundromat or your own washing machine, to where you can buy home goods, to what services the Japan Postal Service offers.
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Med+ is an answer to a call we experienced while operating our main site, Life Abroad. Through our analytics, we were able to see that the majority of visitors to our site came in search of medical information.
Med+ is an interactive source of information regarding over-the-counter medications available in Japan, with a social media aspect that allows users to recommend certain medicines to others through the use of comments, likes, Facebook, and Twitter.
Our goal with Med+ is to get more reliable information out to those who need it, and allow our users to communicate with each other regarding their own experiences with different medicines.