Survival rates for cancer patients in Japan are still at the top level worldwide.Japan has the world’s top 5-year survival rate for lung and esophageal cancer (2018).An international comparative study of 5-year cancer survival in 71 countries and regions around the world. The results are published in the English medical journal Lancet.日本癌症患者的生存率仍处于世界顶级水平。日本是肺癌和食道癌的全球最高5年生存率（2018年）。对全球71个国家和地区的5年癌症生存率的国际比较研究。结果发表在英文医学杂志《柳叶刀》上。
In Japan, access to homogeneous and high-quality medical services based on the universal health insurance system, and the implementation of advanced maternal and child health symbolized by a maternal and child handbook, the lowest in Japan’s infant mortality rate, average life expectancy Is the highest in the world.
Japan’s health care service system is highly regarded internationally.
In Japan, the initiative of Medical tourism has just begun, starting with the 2009 new national growth strategy.
Medical tourism means “traveling abroad for medical purposes”.
Traveling to receive medical treatment has existed since ancient times in Japan, such as Toji(Long stay treatment by Hot spring).Currently, the purpose of medical tourism is roughly divided into three categories.
The difference depends on how much emphasis is placed on the elements of “medicine” and “tourism”.