Japan is a fascinating blend of refined ritual, stylised ceremony, ancient history and hyper urban neon. It is unique in its food, culture, dress and traditions. Experience different facets of this exceptional country, seeing the culture, society and history of Japan through the prism of your own profession, travelling at a stunning time of year around the cherry blossom season.
This tour will examine the history of healthcare in Japan and provides real insight into medicine and society in Japan in both rural and urban areas. Learn about cancer care on a visit to the National Cancer Centre and visit the hospital in Tokyo established to follow the “British system” by a 19th century alumni of St Thomas’. An examination of primary health care gives excellent insight into society, such as Japanese longevity as a result of diet and lifestyle, and elderly health initiatives.
There is an optional 2-night pre-tour extension to visit Mt Fuji. Take the Romance car, an Odakyu limited express train with specially built carriages with large viewing windows, to Fuji. Upon arrival take a cable car to Lake Ashi for wonderful views of Mount Fuji before returning to Tokyo.
Janice Liverseidge was previously Director of Membership at The Royal Society of Medicine and is now a full time guide and in her spare time a trustee of both the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and the London Handel Festival. Earlier in her career she worked for the British Medical Association. She is also a registered Blue Badge tourist guide and regularly leads groups in London on medical history walks, tours of the Wellcome Collection and other healthcare locations plus provides music and art tours for the Foundling Museum and the London Handel Festival. Janice has travelled extensively, including an eight month journey around India, South East Asia and Australia, and has led highly successful RSM tours to Vietnam and Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Cuba, South Africa, China, Uzbekistan and Japan.
The cost of the tour per person sharing is US $5,593 per person. The cost of the tour with a room to yourself is US $6,545