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The most common languages spoken by Japanese are Japanese and English. They can also speak a wide variety of other languages.

Medical Care/Medical Barriers/Medical Beliefs:

About 10% of Japanese don’t have healthcare. Some barriers Japanese experience are; language, race, and cultural beliefs. Many Japanese believe that poor health is shameful. Japanese use combinations of herbal and modern medicine. They also believe that sicknesses unbalances the body of energy, or Qi, and needs to be restored through therapy massages or herbs.

Social Hierarchy:

Many Japanese households live in multigenerational homes. The elders are usually being taken care of, while most of the responsibilities fall onto the eldest daughter’s shoulders. Thee eldest usually are the ones cooking, cleaning and taking care of their younger siblings.


Although some Japanese diets include processed and fast-food, many Japanese diets include lots of fresh seafood and carbs. Some of the most popular traditional Japanese dishes are; Shrimp Tempura, Noodles (Soba, Udon, and Ramen), and Sushi.

Life Expectancy:

The average life expectancy of Japanese is 84.4 years. This is on the higher range of life expectancy rates, when compared to other Asian/Pacific Islander Ethnicities.


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