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November 28, 2017

Japanese Healthcare at a Crossroads (2)
Rethinking Reimbursement for Integrated, Cost-Effective Care

Japan’s fee-for-service healthcare reimbursement system, while limiting the cost of individual services, provides almost no incentive for efficient, integrated care. ...

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October 30, 2017

Japanese Healthcare at a Crossroads (1)
Toward Integrated Community Care

Japan is facing tough choices as demographic aging threatens the sustainability of its vaunted universal health insurance system. Health policy ...

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June 30, 2016

“Silver Democracy” Likely Winner in July Election

Although Japan has lowered the voting age in advance of the July 10 House of Councillors election, the participation of ...

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June 13, 2016

Proposals for Streamlined, Localized Health Insurance Coverage

In this policy proposal, the Tokyo Foundation calls for the reorganization of Japan’s health insurance system into prefectural units with ...

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April 01, 2014

Lessons from Britain’s General Practitioner System

Japan’s free-access, fee-for-service health insurance system is proving unsustainable, as growing numbers of aging patients flock to full-service hospitals for ...

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January 08, 2013

Expanding Academic Advancement Opportunities

While people with disabilities are regarded as disadvantaged members of society, their share in the general population is thought to ...

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November 19, 2012

Promoting Community-Based Primary Care

Based on two years of research, the Tokyo Foundation's project on Crafting the Medical, Nursing-Care, and Social Security Systems of ...

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October 12, 2012

Aging and Social Security in Japan

Japan’s social security system, built when the country enjoyed high growth and aging was not yet a problem, is too ...

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March 08, 2012

Democracy on Trial: The Challenge of Fiscal Reform

With his plan to raise the consumption tax to cover Japan’s soaring social-security costs, Prime Minister Noda is facing up ...

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February 22, 2012

Fiscal Forecasting for Responsible Government

As controversy mounts over the Noda administration's plan to raise taxes and limit spending, Zentaro Kamei is dismayed by the ...

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