Quote Japan

Interesting, odd, outrageous or informative quotes about Japan

Health- quotes about Japanese longevity, hospitals etc.

“In a 2003 issue of Legal Medicine, Japanese scientists Ishikawa et alia, reported the case of a forty-nine-year-old man who was found dead in a public restroom after his stomach exploded from eating too much” Why Do Men Have Nipples?

“When the death rates between Japanese and Chinese Americans and white Americans were compared on the fourth of the month, the researchers found that death rates on this day peaked in the Japanese and Chinese but not in other groups. So it seems as though you can be scared to death- by the number four at least.” Why Do Men Have Nipples?

“He could speak some English and I remember that he said, ‘You are in pregnancy. Baby born March,’ and he smiled broadly. From the look on my face he could see that I was not very happy about this news, so he said, ‘Ah, you not happy. No problem. We abortion here.” Being a Broad in Japan pg167

“In a 2003 issue of Legal Medicine, Japanese scientists Ishikawa et alia, reported the case of a forty-nine-year-old man who was found dead in a public restroom after his stomach exploded from eating too much” Why Do Men Have Nipples?

“When the death rates between Japanese and Chinese Americans and white Americans were compared on the fourth of the month, the researchers found that death rates on this day peaked in the Japanese and Chinese but not in other groups. So it seems as though you can be scared to death- by the number four at least.” Why Do Men Have Nipples?

“The families of karoshi victims estimate that 10,000 people a year die from the stress of overwork” Patrick Smith in Japan, A Reinterpretation

“Some of the most respected doctors in the highest positions in Japan are in fact notoriously incompetent”

Dr Kondo Makoto “an internationally respected cancer specialist” in Saying Yes to Japan pg 128

“most doctors… refuse to offer second opinions, looking to avoid conflict… with the colleague who made the original diagnosis” Saying Yes to Japan pg 123

“I admit that I did not tell Mrs. Makino the truth [about her cancer]. But that is because I thought she would experience terrible shock if I did”  The statement that caused to rule in favour of a doctor whose deliberate misdiagnosis of gallstones caused the death of Makino Kazuko due to delayed treatment. Saying Yes to Japan pg 123

“Doctors in Japan are granted lifetime licences to practice. A physician’s licence never needs renewal, there is no continuing medical education requirement for keeping a license current, and a license allows doctors to practice procedures with which they have no practical experience” Saying Yes to Japan pg 125

“medical school professors literally dictate to which hospitals experienced physicians will be transferred…hospitals must accept the doctors ‘alloted’ to them; disciplining or firing underperforming or otherwise undesirable physicians is likely to displease the medical school mandarins” Saying Yes to Japan pg 125/126

“Industry insiders say Japan has the highest level of hospital-acquired infections of any advanced nation” Saying Yes to Japan pg 131

“Because hospitals and clinics in Japan have a strong financial incentive to provide more services and drugs than necessary, they often do. That’s why Japan, with only two percent of the world’s population, consumes 16 percent of the world’s pharmaceuticals” Saying Yes to Japan pg 134

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