As our society has become more international, the number of foreign tourists visiting Japan has risen, reaching over 20 million in 2016. That number is expected to rise further in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.
One of that challenges that presents itself here is that, among those foreign tourists visiting Japan, there will be some who suffer from some sort of illness. And of course, there is also the possibility of healthy people developing an unforeseeable condition, such as food poisoning or injury. If you fall ill in an unfamiliar country, it's natural to become nervous, with questions like "What should I do?", "Where should I go?", "Will people understand what I'm saying?" In fact, during my initial training, I provided a medical examination to a foreign tourist. They too had no idea where to go at first, and for the time being had searched out the nearest hospital on the internet. They spoke no Japanese, and appeared quite anxious. UrDoc will provide a ray of light amidst these kinds of anxieties.
I am currently engaged in providing treatment for diabetes in the Nagoya area. The number of people suffering from diabetes has been increasing every year. There will be many people among the foreign tourists visiting Japan who are undergoing treatment for diabetes, and out of those, there will surely be people with type-1 diabetes who cannot do without insulin. I support UrDoc so that people like that can consult healthcare professionals without any problems, and am participating as a partner doctor. I believe that UrDoc will develop even further going forward, becoming something indispensable to an internationalized society.