Section 3 Cross-Disciplinary Initiatives
Multi-sectional approach is required to achieve UHC that Japan has committed. UHC should also be pursued in the context of social changes such as concentration of the population into urban areas and population aging, which is mainly observed in Asia. In 2015, Japan adopted the “Basic Policy for Asia Health and Human Well-Being Initiative.” Japan will continue to share its experiences in UHC for an aging society - fostered through its national health insurance system and long-term care insurance system - with its counterparts in Asia.
Japan has achieved the world's highest healthy life expectancy and is further expected to play a proactive role in the area of health. Japan aims to realize the international community that enhances the people's health as well as ensures the right to health through assisting the area of global health.