These materials provide an overview of Japan in the areas of health, healthcare, health-related legislation, and benefits.
- Profile: Health and Health Systems – August 19, 2011
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 – August 22, 2011
This fact sheet provides an overview of health benefits practices and wellness initiatives in Japan.
- Health Benefits Overview Presentation – September 1, 2011
Mercer presented an overview to the Board on health and health benefit issues in Japan.
- Global Demographic Prospects to 2030: Implications for the World Economy – December 8, 2011
Nicholas Eberstadt of American Enterprise Institute presented the demographic outlook to 2030 for the world. He addresses upcoming population issues for China, India, Japan, Russia, Western Europe, and the U.S.
- Web Resources – October 14, 2010
This document contains resources relating to health benefits in Japan.
- Market Intelligence — August 25, 2011
These materials (Country Snapshot and Health Dashboard) provide a brief overview of the health care system, population health statistics, and HR practices in target countries plus 8 additional countries. Non-target countries include Argentina, Egypt, Ireland, Poland, Singapore, Turkey and Vietnam.
- HIV/AIDS Impact and Response by Country — January 23, 2012
This spreadsheet provides information about HIV/AIDS prevalence, legislation, prevention and treatment in 17 different countries. Employers should consider using this information as they plan their HIV education programs and benefit strategies in their worldwide locations. The countries targeted include Brazil, Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.
- Japan's Burden of Tobacco July 24, 2012
This document outlines the toll of tobacco in Japan including the prevalence of tobacco-related disease, its economic cost and locally available cessation resources.
- Global Tobacco Policies – September 8, 2011
This Excel spreadsheet presents country-level policies and regulations that may be pertinent to corporate tobacco cessation efforts. Information is included for ten target countries on a wide range of issues (national/local legislation, available smoking bans, availability of NRT, etc.). Employers are encouraged to send (firstname.lastname@example.org) updated information about their in-country tobacco cessation experiences and initiatives for future inclusion.
- Tobacco: The Business of Quitting – July 19, 2011
This website gives an overview of tobacco use, tobacco-related health information, workplace usage, available tobacco cessation treatment options, and resources in Japan.
- Wellness Programs in Japan – November 6, 2013
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?
- Health Resources Guide – January 9, 2012
This resource guide includes information on health and wellness vendors, government agencies, medical associations, and advocacy organizations in Japan.
- Immunization Recommendations – August 26, 2011
This document reports the recommendations for children and adult vaccinations in Japan.
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