Greetings from our CEO
2009: Graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
2013: Graduated from Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Japan has been attracting attention from overseas, particularly from China, as the country with the most advanced comprehensive medical standards in the world.
Nowadays, the number of tourists from China has been increasing, with the number estimated at over 10 million people per year; their purpose for visiting Japan is not limited to a strong desire to admire Japanese culture, but also includes a hope to receive Japan’s advanced medical treatment.
Spurred by the increased acceptance of overseas workers, as well as by the Tokyo Olympics and the Osaka Expo in the near future, it is expected that medical institutions will struggle to provide medical treatment for foreigners.
The Japanese government has notified medical institutions to station interpreters in their facilities for foreigners, but preparations like these are expected to take a considerable amount of time.
Furthermore, it is not hard to imagine that the demand for medical support (commonly known as medical tourism) for Asians and Chinese tourists who wish to receive medical treatment will increase drastically while they are visiting Japan to attend the aforementioned events.
However, we understand that medical institutions are currently concerned about handling Chinese patients, facing language barriers, and problems arising at their institutions.
Various issues, such as misuse of Japanese residents’ medical insurance by their Chinese friends currently living in Japan due to poor medical knowledge, or being charged for high medical expenses, are arising and are disastrously affecting Japan’s health care system in addition to Japan’s Chinese patients. This has led the Japanese government to start taking countermeasures.
With all of this in mind, we are keenly aware of the importance of the problem that the Chinese must take responsibility for, especially at this crucial moment. Therefore, by enhancing support services for specifically in the field of medicine, we are firstly looking to solve problems such as providing medical explanations (interpretation), guaranteeing medical treatment fees for medical institutions, and providing troubleshooting for Chinese patients in Japan. We then hope to contribute to the mutual benefit of Chinese travelers and Japanese medical institutions/medical treatment providers, and to help realize a safe and secure life for both Japanese and Chinese citizens. Our service adviser team consists of medical professionals (doctors), medical interpreters (nurses), experienced insurance professionals, lawyers and others. We will do our best to be the most timely and trusted top-tier medical support service under the slogan “By Your Side”.
Greetings from our Chief Medical Advisor (Doctor)
Liu. Weidong, M.D., Ph.D.
1982: Graduated from Suzhou Medical College
Changzhou Municipal No.1 People’s Hospital (hospital training) specialist in neurosurgery
1988: Osaka Prefectural Mishima Emergency Medical Center; part of the first student class (Sister city of Changzhou, Takatsuki City)
1992: Completed Ph.D. at graduate school of Osaka Medical College
1997: Appointed as a deputy director of Shanghai East Hospital
1999: Incumbent director of Punan Hospital, Pudong New Area, Shanghai. Neurosurgeon (currently practicing).
2018: Awarded Commendations from the Foreign Minister of Japan (Kono) for contributions to medical exchange between Japan and China
Since obtaining the Doctor of Medicine degree from Osaka Medical College in 1992 as a neurosurgeon, I have been based in China and providing support for a quarter of a century to Japanese residents in my local area, primarily in the aspect of medical car. Specifically, I established international medical departments in three general hospitals in Shanghai to provide medical services for foreigners. I also served as a director for 22 years at Punan Hospital, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, which is one of the three abovementioned hospitals, and have improved the quality of international-level medical facilities and services that Japanese residents and many other foreign patients who require hospitalization and surgery can safely use.
In Shanghai, an international city where 60,000 Japanese residents live, this general hospital with its International Medical Department is recognized as an indispensable social infrastructure for many foreigners, including the Japanese community. On the other hand, from China, which became wealthier economically after the same quarter century, many Chinese tourists are visiting all over the world. The number of tourists visiting Japan is about to reach 10 million per year. We aim to provide medical services that support Chinese travelers and the Japanese medical field, and to be a bridge between them so that Chinese travelers can enjoy Japanese culture with peace of mind, even when they need Japanese medical assistance under different language and customs.