Medical Interpreting Pioneer - Minamitani Kaori

Follow Dr. Minamitani Kaori, head of a pioneering medical center in Osaka Prefecture that is leading the way in providing care to patients from overseas with limited Japanese skills.

Having spent her school years in Brazil, where she also graduated from medical college, Dr. Minamitani is able to provide care in Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and English
Dr. Minamitani's and her team's multilingual care has been a lifeline for many long-term residents of Osaka who have never achieved proficiency in Japanese
Dr. Minamitani helps an orthopedic surgeon prepare for an appointment with a Peruvian patient, by going through Spanish-language documentation
With inbound tourism undergoing a dramatic post-pandemic boom, international visitors are another growing patient demographic