LEXICON
No.138 January 24, 2014

Japan Medical Association (JMA)
日本医師会

The Japan Medical Association (JMA; 日本医師会) is a public interest incorporated association (公益社団法人) with roughly 166,000 members (as of December 2013) including 84,000 general practitioners (開業医) and about 82,000 hospital-based physicians (勤務医). Nearly 56% of Japan’s roughly 290,000 medical doctors...

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