日本の健康診断 Heath Checkups in Japan (Bilingual Captions)
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日本の健康診断 Heath Checkups in Japan (Bilingual Captions)


はい、こんにちは、彦左衛門です♪ 今日はこの間2年ぶりに健康診断に行って ちょっと健康診断の話をしようと思って 多分、これを見ている外国人の人は 普通海外でも定期的に自分の医者に会いに行って話をしたりするんだけど でも日本のような細かい、色々検査される健康診断のような そういうものは海外には、とにかく、存在すると思うんだけど 俺は聞いて、経験した事なかったんで 本当に日本は特別なもんで そうね、初めて日本で健康診断を受けた時も その時は、多分日本人の感覚には 例えば新しい会社に入ったら Hey, Hikosaemon here! Today I went for my first health checkup in 2 years So I thought I would talk a bit about health checkups Probably, for the foreigners watching this I think there are regular checkups done overseas as well where you go see your doctor But in terms of something as thorough and extensive as Japanese health checkups I’m sure that such checkups exist overseas But I’ve never heard of or experienced such a detailed checkup myself I really think Japan is a bit special in this regard Even thinking about the first time I ever went through a checkup in Japan Back then, well to put in terms you could understand in your own language For example, sometimes when you join a new company There will be a lot of special terms and words used only there So you know the words that people are using But even amongst native speakers using terms your familiar with Sometimes you don’t completely get the specific meaning Well for me as well, in my firt job and other environments I was used to I had no problems with Japanese But at my first health checkup, there were a bunch of medical terms being used And in that, I hadn’t the slightest clue what these meant at times and was stuck And I was too embarrassed to say this, so I just nodded “right, yep, okay” One thing that stands out is in my first medical checkup They took lots of samples, and blood, which I didn’t really enjoy Yep, they took my blood… The shot X-Rays of me So then the nurse walks up to me She hands me a small white paper cup And she tells me to go to the toilet and get a sample of “Nyo” for them Now, I had learned and used Japanese for many years and had never heard of the term “nyo” I mean, who uses that term in daily conversation (it is a technical term for urine)??? I mean, among friends, you might say “pee”, or “piss” But who the Hell says “Nyo”??? I mean, “Nyo” doesn’t even sound like Japanese to my ear So I hadn’t a clue what she was asking for but was too embarrassed to ask So I went into the toilets, went into a cubicle, and sat down And sat looking at the cup… So there I am, in the toilet with a small white cup, and all I know is they want me to put something in it In terms of the logical possibilities… well… It clearly wouldn’t be a stool sample.. No, definitely not a stool sample… So I guess that there were… two possibilities left… So I’m wondering which of the two I should give them I figured, it was best to go with whichever choice would be the less embarrassing to get wrong That policy proved to be the right one That’s how I learned what “Nyo” meant Can you imagine the trouble I would have gotten in if I made a mistake?! “What the Hell is wrong with this guy?!” Truth is when learning languages, these kinds of episodes happen So later when I turned 30, I was still at a Japnese company At that time, they give you a special “Human Dock” checkup when you turn 30 Basically, I’m not a big fan of needles and drawing blood and stuff I really don’t enjoy it much And I heard that at 30, they make you go through a stomach examination I really wasn’t looking forward to that From what I had heard, I really didn’t want to go for the stomach camera So I thought I would take the barium option instead But when I asked around, everyone told me “drinking the barium really sucks” “It’s really awful, you’re better off with the camera” They told me “the cable is much smaller now than it used to be” No matter which way I thought about it, the stomach camera seemed worse But everyone warned me off the barium, so I went with the stomach camera So I took the stomach camera exam.. Thinking back to that time now In all my life, trying to think of an experience quite as awful as that That would be in the top rank I really can’t think of anything I’ve been through worse than the stomach camera Ceratinly, I hear that they used to use a huge fat cable for the exam I really don’t want to imagine it But really, I mean, if you resist, it hurts And that makes it even worse So basically, you just have to lie there and take it You sit there trying to get through it, trying to forget the situation you are in But then you feel the camera move and that brings you back Basically, and I realize this is a weird way to put it, but it was like being violated I was tearing up from the pain, lying on my side with drool coming out the side of my mouth And no matter how much you want it to be over, it doesn’t end It was one of the most awful things I’ve ever been through So recently, the time came up for another health checkup And my wife was insisting as well that I get another thorough one done Including a stomach exam It had been a few years now so I figured I should So this time I went with drinking the barium I had never experienced drinking barium before So first they make you drink this “fizz solution” if that’s what you call it So first you take some powdered medicine So first you take some powdered medicine That fizzes up in your stomach And that inflates your stomach And then they make you drink a whole bunch of barium And that enables them to do imaging of the stomach or whatever But for me, something seemed a bit amiss I mean, they tell you “suck it up and whatever you do, don’t burp” All of this I learned for the first time while doing this I mean I didn’t even know my blood type when I came to Japan, most gaijins don’t I had no idea I found out eventually If you want to know, you can find out by going back to my older vlogs So anyway, with your stomach full to exploding with barium and gas Making you drink a bunch of this kinda yucky barium stuff Then, they basically put you on a machine and shake you all around like a martini All the time telling you “whatever you do, don’t burp!” I mean, it starts to feel like a prank being played on you by the doctors I’m like “Is this really what you call medicine?!” Still, it was over soon enough, and then they give you some medicine to “expel” the barium quickly But I was back to normal by that evening I felt crappy for days after the stomach cam So personally, I think I prefer the barium But what do all of you think? I’ve heard that there are people who even enjoy these checkups Have you had unpleasant or funny experiences? Especially from a foreigner’s point of view What do you all think of Japanese checkups? What are they like overseas? I really have no idea I came to Japan straight out of university So I’d love to hear your comments about experiences you’ve had with medical checkups Let me know your story! That’s it from me, peace! けっこう、その会社、その場所で使う単語とか色々あって もうそこで入っていて使っていると分かるけど 最初同じ日本人でも、同じ慣れている単語でも わからない事があるんじゃないと 俺も、例えば自分の仕事で、慣れているところでは 日本語は大丈夫だったんだけど 初めての健康診断にはそういう医療単語がいっぱいあって で、その中でやっぱりさっぱりなところがあったんだよね、困っていて で、恥ずかしくて知らないと言えないから、「うん、うん、うん」として 特に覚えているのは一番初めての健康診断には 色々血が採られて、血が採られるのはすごい嫌だったけどね はい、血が採られたりして レントゲンを撮ったりして それで看護婦さんが来て で、白いコップを渡して それにトイレに行って、「尿」を入れてください で、「尿」って言葉はそこまで、俺の人生で、日本語も何年も勉強して色々使っていて 「尿」って言葉が使わないじゃない? だって、友達同士だったら「小便」とか「おしっこ」とか言葉を使うけど 「尿」って普通言わないんじゃない? でその「尿」、しかも日本っぽくない言葉だしね もう、何もわからないって恥ずかしくて言えなくて トイレまでに行って、トイレに入って、座って コップを見て・・・ とにかくトイレに行ってこの白い、小さい白いコップに何かを出して入れて欲しいよ・・・ 考えられる可能性は・・・まぁ・・・ 明らかに便じゃないからね・・・ じゃあ、便じゃなくて・・・ まぁ、二つが考えられるんだよね で、その二つで、じゃあ、どっちにするかって悩んでいるところで とりあえず、一番失敗したら恥ずかしくならないような選択肢をしましょうと 結局そういう方針で合っていて そうやって「尿」の意味がわかって・・・ 間違っていたらね、大変な事になるしね 「どうしたこの人?!」って でも、現実には言語を覚えているとこういう事があるんだよ それでね、何年前に、30歳の時にまだ日本の会社に勤めていて その時にそういう30歳の健康診断で「人間ドック」のような健康診断で 基本的にあまりそういう注射とか血を採ったりして そういうのがあまり好きじゃなくて で、30歳の事は、胃の検査をしないといけないと聞いて それはとっても嫌で 色々聞いたら胃カメラの考えが妄想はすごい嫌だったから じゃあ、バリウムで良いけど 周りに聞いたら、みんなが「バリウムって本当につらいよ」 「本当に嫌だよ、絶対に胃カメラの方が良い」 「最近細くなったし」とか言われて 俺はどう考えたって胃カメラの方が嫌だろうと思ったけど あまりにもみんながバリウムより胃カメラが良いと言っていたから じゃあ、胃カメラにしたの その時にして 多分、俺の人生であれほどつらい経験は、嫌な経験は 人生トップ級入るんだよね 思いつかない、胃カメラより 確かに昔は相当分厚くてやっていたらしくて それも想像したくないけど 本当に、だって抵抗しても、もっと痛くなったり いやになるし とりあえず、やられながら 我慢して、自分がいるところを忘れようとして でもなにか動いてまた思い出して まぁ、基本的に変な言い方だけど犯されていたような気分だった 痛みで涙も出て、よこであああと涎もたらして 本当に終わって欲しくても終わらなくて 人生トップ級な嫌な経験で それでこの間、また健康診断に行ったら それも、妻に言われても、「ちゃんとした健康診断にしよう」と 胃のところも全部チェックしようと 何年ぶりだったしから、じゃあ、やろうと思って で、今回はバリウムにした バリウムって、それも経験した事なくて そういう発泡剤みたいな、発泡剤って言うのかな? とりあえず粉薬を飲んで とりあえず粉薬を飲んで それをお腹の中で発砲して ガスでお腹を膨らまして それでバリウムを飲んで それで色々イメージングができるらしいんだけど それもちょっとね、変だと思ったね だってそれでずっとげっぷを我慢しなきゃいけないって これは全部はじめて知ったのよ 日本に来て血液型さえでも、普通外人が知らないから 俺も最初知らなくて 結局分かったんだけど ちょっと昔のブログを見たらそれが知りたかったら、それが理解できるけど とにかくそのバリウムでお腹がいっぱいの状態で 気持ち悪いそのバリウムをいっぱい飲んで それで本当にシャカシャカに、マルティニの飲み物のように機械の上に体が振り回されるんだよね で、「ちょっとげっぷするな!」と言って ただ単の医者のドッキリじゃないか?!と 言う感覚で「これって本当に医療なのか?!」って 結局終わったんだけど、それでも確かに後で薬を飲んで早くそのバリウムが出せるようにして まぁ、その夜でも普通に戻って 胃カメラのあとで俺は数日嫌だったけど 結局俺は多分個人的にバリウムの方が良いんだけど でも、皆さんはどうですか? その健康診断って好きな人は好きらしくて そういう嫌な事、面白い経験とか、あったのか 特に外国人の人とかもね 日本の健康診断ってどう思っているのか 海外はどうなのか? 俺もそれ知らないんだよね 本当に社会人になってすぐに日本に来たんで 皆さんコメントで面白い健康診断の経験もなんか聞きたいんで 是非教えてください! はい、という事で、Peace!

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59 thoughts on “日本の健康診断 Heath Checkups in Japan (Bilingual Captions)

  1. Thanks man. Of course most of my viewers are in Japan, but it seems to be a mix. It was of course easier to tell on the old channel design whether my viewers were Japanese native speakers or not – now it is near impossible. But I think it is about 50/50. Japanese are shy to comment but leave nice messages.

    Peace

  2. Yes, the new channel design sucks.
    Frustrating when companies take something that is good and replace it with something that is not.
    I guess it must save them space/money or something.
    Sho ga nai.

  3. OMG! I laughed so hard! Thanks for your funny stories. When I got medical checkup, a doctor put her finger into my asshole. But I still don't know what she checked… What was that for??

  4. すごーく面白かったです。
    日本人の感覚では当たり前だけど・・。
    そうなのかぁ~ww。

  5. 白いもの(爆)。 へたすりゃ捕まるよ。

    そいや健康診断は彼是8年くらいやってない俺は大丈夫なのだろうか。

  6. I'm not against the new design – I like the player, and I hope they'll put back the option to have modules showing thumbnails of uploads and favorite vids that showcase who we are a bit. Here's hoping!

    Peace

  7. Hehe, it's cool, isn't it? It is a burn effect that comes in the New Blue package with Corel VideoStudio X2. I was playing around with filters and liked this one.

    Peace

  8. うん、やっぱり異文化経験って色々あるんですよww
    でも、そうやって、毎日が倍で面白いですよ♪

    Peace

  9. 爆笑!
    俺も来日した99年には18.5cmだったのに、この間は18.4cmでした。後10mmでまだ185cmって言えるのに!!!
    悔しぃ!ww
    ね、本当に縮んでいるみたよ。
    どうしよう~?

    Peace

  10. 8年?!
    それもすごいね~
    でもマラソンとかで健康そうだけどね。
    でもやっぱりたまに行くのは良い事だと、俺も納得していますよ。
    是非、胃検査も、やってみてね!ww

    Peace

    PS – パートナーになって、おめでとう!

  11. 実際は一日の途中でも身長が変わるんだ。朝早くついに起き、すぐ身長を計れば背が高くなったって結果が出る。一日間は重力の所為で身長が縮んでしまう。

  12. XD this video was hilarious!! Oh my…The whole time you were talking about giving your "nyo sample" I was saying aloud "no!! please give them urine!" hahaha!
    Anyway, wow! Talk about thorough! o.o! I would NEVER do that stomach camera if there was an alternative *shudder* You're the man for doing it!

  13. 下の方のコメントに大腸内視鏡のことが書いてありましたが、私もアレを経験して初めて大人になったなぁと思いましたよ。
    あと、直腸触診(指でぐりぐり)も精神的に相当きつい。

  14. Ahh before getting my gallbladder removed I had the stomach exam with the camera.. it wasn't fun but it wasn't as bad as I had imagined. I thought I would puke or be in pain after they removed the camera but I was totally fine. I hate drinking barium, i think i prefer the camera even though it's unpleasant.

  15. ゲゲー!
    大腸の検査が必要だったらしょうがないけど、健康診断の一般検査としては大変きつそうですね。
    しかも、若い女性インターン7人の前だし・・・(笑)
    すごいww

    Peace

  16. I really wasn't sure at first what to do about the sample. I kept flashing back to that scene from the movie The Right Stuff where the test pilots are all sent off to toilet cubicles…

    The stomach cam is heavy going my friend. Hard to recommend, but I guess I'll do it again if it is to help assess a problem that is actually found, but not for a checkup 😉

    Peace

  17. Haha, the Barium is kinda badass in its own way. I didn't go into a lot of detail about the great white tidal wave that comes about four hours after the exam…

  18. In Japan, so far as I know, you stay awake through the whole thing, and my experience was very much like yours. They make you drink a gooey substance as a local anaesthetic for your throat, but then it is all focussing on letting the thing pass down and not resisting or thinking about it.

    They were nice enough to put a tv monitor in front of me showing my the whole thing as I lay on my side drooling. Truth be told, I would have preferred not to look…

    Peace

  19. Most people I asked were of the same opinion as you. Still, I suppose in comparison to the gallbladder removal, it really wouldn't have been all that big a deal. You're a lot tougher than me! 😉

    Peace

  20. ぎゃぁ、そんなんで大人になるんだったら、ならなくて良いような気がしますね・・・!
    昔盲腸の手術で似たような経験をして、あまり思い出さないようにしようとしています。
    そりゃきついですよね。
    Peace

  21. Right, they give you a local, but you are awake. I have heard now they have versions thin enough to go through the nose which sounds better, although I'm sure it's still not completely pleasant. I was surprised to hear they knock you out completely in the US. Still, I'd probably prefer that myself.

    Peace

  22. I agree, the stomach cam is a better exam for finding something, but for me, I guess I find it easier to deal with the barium.

    Getting the "nyo" exam wrong would have made things pretty awkward around the office afterwards I think…

    Peace

  23. hahahaha that was sooo funny!! i really enjoy watch this video XD!!
    i have had a lot of funny and curious situations at the doctor…and the funiest are when they give me anestecia (4 surgery) because i talk a lot and say stupid things like "the doctor is a bitch" or something like that hahahaha
    My dad is a doctor so all are friends of him hahahahaha

  24. Oh man, your story explanations gave a good laugh lol And you made a good point…..what is my blood type? hmmm

  25. We all had a medical at work.. They had a bus outside, and inside the bus, they had a normal X-Ray machine, a stomach CAT Machine, and a heap of other stuff.. Some people came out of the bus, looking a bit seedy.. When I got in there, this guy beside me, had to drink this white stuff.. Then I looked up and saw this guy being flung around all over the place.. When he got off, the doctor gave him a couple of pills.. By this time, my palms were really sweaty..

  26. I had a stomach cam, it was awful, and you feel acid from stomach in your mouth for a long time, but thay can give you anaesthetic, so that you don;t feel so bad while the examination takes place!

  27. ive dealt with the barium before, at least if i remember correctly it was barium. They had to do an internal scan of my body and i had to drink some and they moved me around on a steel board of sorts. didnt have to drink some fizz medicine but i would definitely take the barium over the stomach cam. sounds like something you can go home and laugh about while the camera sounds like something you really want to forget.

  28. Oh wow good thing you went with the most probable of the two last choices you had. I really would imagine them looking at your cup thinking you're some kind of pervert if you had done the other choice. Well thanks to you, I think I'll remember that unusual word lol

    My gosh, I've hated both type of stomach exam! I can't stand feeling nauseated, I can't imagine having either the camera in or that Barium stuff…though I also think I'd go with the barium, I have high burping resistance lol.

  29. 自分は大腸検査をでケツからカメラを入れたぞ!!!10~15分の検査だった。検査の前に下剤を2リットル飲んで中身を全部出す、トイレにいったのは8回くらい。最悪だった。

  30. あのー、それは「がまんする」だね。(誤植でしたか?)

    ヒコサエモン、その話はすごく面白。 病院で日本語知らないならばどうする?(僕の日本語は下手だから)

  31. I like the cup story. I had the same experience of what do they want me to do with this cup? But I knew some Japanese words> so I said おしこ? To which the nurse said はい!

  32. それ、医者のどっきりですよ! 決まってますw。
    ところでバリウムでなんか異常が疑われたら、結局、胃カメラ
    されることになっちゃいますよ。

  33. コップの話、爆笑しました。
    また、こういったデリケートで微妙な話を、伝える言葉、日本語英語で表現されていた、貴方の心の中の声、とても勉強になります!

    ところで、定期健康診断、女性には、さらに、透明な板で胸をはさまれる、乳がん検診Mammography もあります。これまた、恥ずかしくて辛いものですよ!

  34. haha.The same thing happened to me, but luckily I had my keitai handy with it`s dictionary so I was able to check the meaning while I was in the bathroom

  35. Great Japanese desune:) 私も今日初めてバリウム飲んで胃の検査してきました。I couldn't hold burp when the nurse shook my body so hard. I just couldn't help it. Lol haha I really enjoyed watching your video. Keep good work:) ganbatte!

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