In 2014, the Japanese Ministry for Health, Labour, and Welfare commissioned a national patient survey of ME/CFS patients in Japan. Japan ME Association president Mieko Shinohara graciously summarizes the survey results here for us, which revealed that 30% of ME/CFS patients in Japan are severely ill patients. The study was originally published in Japanese in the July 2015 issue of Normalization.
ME/CFS Patient Survey Report: Ministry of Health Survey Reveals Harsh Reality of ME/CFS Patients in Japan, by Mieko Shinohara in IACFS/ME newsletter, January 30, 2017
Health rising post, by Cort Johnson, 4 Feb 2017: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Even Worse in Japan Than U.S.