Welcome to Primary Care Tokyo


Primary Care Tokyo is a solo medical practice established by Dr. Joe Kurosu.

Our clinic provides primary medical care services to the local and foreign communities in Tokyo. Located in Shimokitazawa, an area known for its eclectic mix of art, food, music, and the old & the new, Primary Care Tokyo aims to establish long term relationships with our patients while providing convenient, personalized care that blends the best of Japanese and American approaches to health care.

Dr. Kurosu was raised in Japan and graduated from the American School in Japan. He completed his undergraduate studies at Stanford University, followed by medical school at the Yale University School of Medicine. He then completed an internship year at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, receiving training in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, emergency medicine, intensive care medicine and obstetrics & gynecology. He completed further training in anesthesiology at the UCLA Medical Center, where he became an assistant clinical professor. He then entered private practice in anesthesiology as a board certified anesthesiologist in San Diego, California. 

Dr. Kurosu

Dr. Kurosu

In 1996 he also successfully passed the National Licensing Examination in Japan and maintains licensure in the United States and Japan. He returned to Japan in 2001, and ran a private practice in Nagoya, serving the primary care needs of both the local community and foreign residents in the greater Chubu area. This was followed by two years as a staff physician at the Tokyo Midtown Medical Center prior to establishing Primary Care Tokyo.

Dr. Kurosu’s training and experience, together with his knowledge of the Japanese healthcare system and medical practice in the United States, allows him to better serve the unique healthcare needs of the foreign community in Tokyo.

We hope that Primary Care Tokyo will become your medical home, to help you to stay well, to care for you when you are ill, and refer you to specialists when necessary.


waiting room

waiting room