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Pointing at the expressions in this book can help when explanning your symptoms or answering basic questions at the hospital or clinic.

Medical Handbook - English version: Correction and Apologies
There has been a translation error on page 25 of the English version. We sincerely apologize. The error has been corrected.

A corrected version of the handbook has been published on the association homepage on December 11th, 2014. For those who either have an older version of the handbook or have downloaded it from the homepage, please update your handbook. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience.
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*The schedule of the “Foreigner Consultation Center” included in the Medical Handbook has been changed. For the latest schedule, please check here.

Health Handbook for Children

This Health Handbook is a tool to help children develop healthy habits.

Proper habits that are acquired in childhood help children’s health in the future. Parents, doctors, schools can also fill in this handbook and support children’s health.There are 3 versions of this handbook: English, Chinese and Portuguese. Each version of this handbook is bilingual, containing also the Japanese version. You can access the handbook by downloading a digital copy.

This handbook has been created in cooperation with the Ibaraki Prefectural Government and principals and staff of Ibaraki’s Brazilian schools.

This handbook is created with the support of the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR)

Kanagawa Prefecture Pharmaceutical Association - Support Tool for Foreign Residents

【Drug Information】

Pharmacists who sell medical products of type 1 have to describe them in several languages. The following file has been created to be able to explain their effect, dosage or administration. If necessary, please use the Japanese version as reference.


【Manual regarding the over-the-counter drug】

The communication during a medical situation is still improving in Japan and this manual will help to have a better understanding of medical condition and necessary drugs.

Kanagawa Prefecture Pharmaceutical Association Support Tool for Foreign Residents

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