Have one very year here, they are free in most areas in central Tokyo. Most companies insist staff have annual medicals as part of the contract of employment. Due to employment laws this is less to do with staff health and more to do with being able to get rid of people if they are ill..says the cynic.
However, this method of prevention saves an enormous amount in healthcare costs in Japan and one of the reasons why Japanese live so long, they spot things early. Its not just because of sushi and grilled mackerel..
I have high cholesterol and nothing seems to shift it, its hereditary, but I refuse to take medication, let the dice fall where they fall. And I too don’t wish to be pushed around smelling of piss in an old people’s home. waste of time and money.