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Coronavirus

Screen-shunning doctors open up to telehealth in pandemic era

Face-to-face consults, paper records and cash payments still the norm in Japan

The coronavirus outbreak highlights the benefits of telemedicine in Japan. 

TOKYO -- With two small children aged 1 and 2, Chieko Kuribayashi, 33, has serious concerns about visiting a clinic, fearing that they may catch the spreading coronavirus.

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