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April 1 marks start of Japan’s new medical fees and processes

  • Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:30
The new medical prices are out.Last week, after more than a year of intense deliberations among various stakeholders, a panel under the Health, Labor and ... Japan Times latest articles

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