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Updated 10/20/2016

Japan

Japan is a key focus country of interest for the Global Business Group on Health.

Country Landscape
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These reports provide an overview of Japan in the areas of population health, health care, health-related legislation, and benefits.

  • Healthcare System, Trends and Challenges in Japan – September 22, 2016 Global locked secured document
    Mercer provided an overview of the current health and benefits landscape in Japan.

  • Benefits Benchmarking Survey Results: Japan – August 24, 2016 Global locked secured document
    This survey report contains information about benefits, plan design, costs and areas of focus among GBGH member companies with operations in Japan.

  • Profile: Health and Health Systems – February 20, 2014 Global locked secured document
    This profile provides information about the health and health care systems in Japan. It also includes demographic, economic, and environmental factors that may impact the health and well-being of an employer's workforce there.

  • Health Benefits Fact Sheet – February 20, 2014 Global locked secured document
    This fact sheet provides an overview of health benefits practices and wellness initiatives in Japan.

Benchmarking and Metrics
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  • Benefits Benchmarking Survey Results
    These survey reports contain information about benefits, plan design, costs and areas of focus among GBGH member companies with operations in GBGH target countries and world regions. To ease member burden, GBGH concentrates on a different country and world region each quarter. All world regions should be represented by mid-2016.
  • Health and Benefits Dashboard — September 1, 2015
    These employer resources highlight health and benefits issues in countries across world regions.
  • Health Risk Factors in 45 Countries — September 12, 2014 Global locked secured document
    This document outlines health risk factors by sex across a portfolio of 45 countries.

Employer Examples
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  • Prudential Financial's Japan Health Strategy — September 22, 2016 Global locked secured document
    This presentation by Dr. Andy Crighton reviewed Prudential Financial's health and well-being programs in Japan, a country where the company has a significant workforce.

Benefits Issues
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  • Japan Benefits Benchmarking Survey Results — August 24, 2016 Global locked secured document
    This survey report contains information about benefits, plan design, costs and areas of focus among GBGH member companies with operations in Japan.

Employee Assistance Programs
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Nutrition/Weight Management
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  • Global Nutrition and Weight Management — July 16, 2014 Global locked secured document
    This document examines trends in underweight, overweight and obesity globally. Additionally, it provides recommendations on steps that employers can take to promote optimal nutrition for their worldwide workforce.

Tobacco
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  • Japan's Burden of Tobacco — May 31, 2014
    This document outlines the toll of tobacco in Japan including the prevalence of tobacco-related disease, its economic cost and locally available cessation resources.

Wellness
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  • Benchmarking Health Promotion: Japan – October 20, 2016 Global locked secured document
    This document presents data about how GBGH members are promoting employee health, wellness and/or well-being in Japan and managing their initiatives.

  • Prudential Financial's Japan Health Strategy – September 22, 2016 Global locked secured document
    This presentation by Dr. Andy Crighton reviewed Prudential Financial’s health and well-being programs in Japan, a country where the company has a significant workforce.

  • Brief Job Stress Questionnaire – September 22, 2016 Global locked secured document
    From December 2015 amendments to Japan’s Industrial Safety and Health Act require employers regularly employing 50 workers or more to offer an annual stress check to employees. Employers have the option of using: (i) stress check software; (ii) another form of stress-check test; or (iii) a set of Ministry questions. This is the question set offered by the Ministry of Health. This document is a Microsoft Word document so that employers can brand and customize it with their own information (e.g. EAP and health plan phone numbers) as desired.

  • Health Resources Guide – February 20, 2014 Global locked secured document
    This resource guide includes information on health and wellness vendors, government agencies, medical associations, and advocacy organizations in Japan.

  • Wellness Programs in Japan – November 6, 2013 Global locked secured document
    This survey explores common employer health promotion practices in Japan and assesses top employee health needs. Specifically, what offer programs, benefits and services do employers offer their Japanese employee population, who manages those initiatives, and what sources of information do they use to track program impact?

Women at Work
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  • Women in Japan: A Glimpse at Their Health Status and Challenges – March 5, 2013 Global locked secured document
    This document summarizes areas of inequality in Japan that affect women in the workplace, in society, in the home and as individuals. It also outlines what some employers have done to address these issues and provides a list of Japanese advocacy groups that may be useful to local human resources and benefits staff.

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