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#793110 - 11/17/12 10:55 AM Healthcare In Japan  
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In Japan, how many times do you need to visit a dentist for a teeth polishing and scaling session? Make a guess before reading this week�s article to find out!

Healthcare In Japan


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What a pain.


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#799382 - 01/07/13 07:15 AM Re: Healthcare In Japan [Re: Tas - Japanese Culture]  
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LOL
I use a certain Japanese phrase for such things. It's very convenient: mendokusai めんどくさい or if you wanna say it with attitude, mendokusee めんどくせぇぇ~


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What a long process. The article is very interesting. Thanks for the information.

#799547 - 01/08/13 06:41 AM Re: Healthcare In Japan [Re: Tas - Japanese Culture]  
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You're welcome, Angie smile Japan is full of weird and quirky stuff - seen from the eyes of foreigners, at any rate.


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#799610 - 01/08/13 02:21 PM Re: Healthcare In Japan [Re: Tas - Japanese Culture]  
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My son lived in the International Hall at college and some of his best friends were from Japan. He visited a number of them one year and really enjoyed himself. I do not recall anything about healthcare insurance at the time of the trip but he was there for only two weeks.

I can appreciate the story of the scaling and cleaning. I once went to the dentist for this work and it took me two months to recover from the pain. I had to change my toothpaste to a sensitive teeth type to help alleviate the problem.

#799682 - 01/09/13 06:49 AM Re: Healthcare In Japan [Re: Angie]  
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Health insurance is not available for those staying in Japan on short-term, so your son didn't qualify for it. He didn't fall sick then, I suppose? Good, coz without health insurance, visiting the doctor is pretty expensive.

But two months to recover from your pain... wow. It must have felt really terrible!


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I think the hygienist was going through a mid life crisis and took it out on me. I don't usually suffer like that.

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