the big pharmacy chains in Japan. But if you're like me, even after you find and walk inside a Japanese pharmacy, you have a bit of difficulty identifying and choosing what you want to buy. Part of this is simple brand unfamiliarity, and part of it is the language barrier--and I'm sorry to say that in my experience, it doesn't get much better with time. Even after I learned Japanese to a tolerable degree, I found that it is a skill of conscious effort. It is still very easy for me to just "tune out" Japanese characters when I'm presented with advertisements, billboards, and product packaging. If I want to know what they say, I have to stop and think about it.
So, anyway, let's get to the point: You've got a headache, you're in Japan, and you want something OTC to take care of it. Here are some of your options:
Monday, November 25, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
Off Brand Medications in Japan
the liberalization of online drug sales. If you are looking to by in bulk it is actually sometimes cheaper to go to the doctor and get a prescription as prescription drugs are heavily price controlled.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Chain Pharmacies in Japan
For more information about pharmacies and drugs in Japan, check out Dan's series of articles here on AccessJ:
Pharmacies and Prescriptions in Japan
Over the Counter Drug Laws in Japan
Online Drug Sale Laws in Japan
Friday, November 15, 2013
NISA: Nippon Individual Saving Accounts
Monday, November 11, 2013
Tips when Selling a Car in Japan
my previous post, I've met a lot of people as I've visited a dozen new and used car dealerships to ask about buying something new, and about selling the one I have now. Much of the information differs from what (admittedly little) I knew about buying and selling cars in the US. In today's post, I'll continue to share more of my findings:
Friday, November 08, 2013
Japan Factoid: Nintendo playing cards
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
TP#2: Difficult Japanese Phrases
I'm going to lose my whole three day weekend to work. What a waste.
Alternatively: What a shame.
Monday, November 04, 2013
Tips when Buying a Car in Japan
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