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In July 2012, I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma cancer stage 3b. Since then I have had to take a trial-and-error crash course in how the Japanese Health System works, as my treatment required three operations, six courses of immunotherapy, and because the cancer then progressed to stage 4, I also have had three courses of chemotherapy and more to come. Hopefully you don’t get sick in Japan (not that Japan is a bad country to get sick in), but if you do, I hope this website can provide you with enough information to get the benefits you deserve and submit the correct paperwork to your company. All the information on this site has come from me having to learn what to do; sometimes the easy way, sometimes the hard way (and by hard, I mean costly – just a small mistake can change your finances quite severely!), but finally I think I am in a place to help others. If you have any information that you think would enhance this site, if you think there is any misinformation on this site, or if you have a question that isn’t answered on this site, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Neil. Of course, I am not a consultant or an expert, so please double-check any information if it is vitally important to your case. I have done my best to ensure the content of this website is correct, but I am still learning even now, and I wouldn’t want to be held accountable for a mistake that cost you money.