Reply To: IBS and living in Japan

  • Accessible Japan

    Moderator
    December 9, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    Oh, no!

    For the trains, it might not be something you want to do, but have you considered slim-fit adult diapers?  They are regularly available at any drug store, or on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Lyl3bp

    It could give you the confidence to ride the train, even a few stops at a time.

    As for the hospital and social insurance, your best option for both of these is going to your city/ward hall.  There likely is some sort of volunteer translator group that helps out with things like hospital visits that your city could introduce you to.  There will also be a welfare desk at the city hall where you can discuss any assistance you might qualify for.

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