Paul Williams

Paul Williams

After majoring in Japanese and Education at the University of Wollongong and University of Technology, Sydney, Paul Williams first came to Hiroshima in 2008 and is currently in his eighth year of employment at Kurashiki Central Hospital in Okayama prefecture, where his main duties include proofreading, translation and interpreting in the medical examination room. He is also currently part-way though a Bachelor of Medical Science (Pathology) at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, Australia, and along with clinical biochemistry, haematology and immunology, is particularly interested in the art of peripheral blood, bone marrow and tissue morphology.


The In-House Facilitation of Japanese Health Care to the Non-Native Speaker

The adequate delivery of treatment to patients without Japanese literacy in the Japanese health setting is an ongoing and complex challenge. While some larger hospitals have incorporated in-house “medical coordinators” into their organisational structure, organisations outside...