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What to Do When You're Sick in Japan

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One of our favorite bloggers, Texan in Tokyo, and her husband Ryosuke posted a video about the terrible tragedy many of us fear—or worse still, have actually experienced—of getting sick while in a foreign country. 

Poor Grace ended up sick for a week with strep throat, and tells us all about her sickness abroad experience. First off, the Japanese standard: surgical masks!  

Watch the video and find out where Pocari Sweat, okayu (a Japanese rice porridge), doctors, and Japan’s National Health Insurance fit into the mix!