The first Japanese private hospital opened in Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh on this week, with the aim of helping to reduce the flow of Cambodian patients to neighboring countries.

The four-story Sunrise Japan Hospital was opened in the presence of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Japan's parliamentary vice foreign minister, Kiyoshi Odawara, on Tuesday.

The hospital provides a 52-bed health service with more than 100 members of staff, of which 30 percent are Japanese.