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Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan

Jul 18, 2018

Home DNA testing gains popularity in aging Japan

DNA testing at home is starting to gain traction nationwide as more people age and seek answers about their risks for diseases. The market for consumer genetic tests is poised to reach ¥6.6 billion ($58 million) in sales by 2022, up from ¥4.3 billion last ...

App helps non-Japanese find multilingual medical services

Jun 21, 2018

App helps non-Japanese find multilingual medical services

by Reiji Yoshida

Are you on the hunt for an English-speaking doctor in Tokyo? A handy smartphone app aims to help foreign residents and visitors easily find multilingual medical services. Japan Hospital Guide, released by Tokyo-based nonprofit organization Japan Medical Support System For Visitors From Abroad (JaMSSVA), shows ...