Posts Tagged ‘social insurance’

Your Visa and Japanese Health Insurance

Your Visa and Japanese Health Insurance

★What’s all the hoo-hah? Updated: March 4, 2010 According to the Immigration Guideline Changes (March 2009), you would be required to present proof of enrolment “social insurance” if you want to renew your visa. So your visa would be linked to enrolment [Read More]


Getting Your Pension Back

Getting Your Pension Back

Are you paying into a Japanese pension scheme? Planning not to be in Japan when its time to claim it? Did you know that foreign nationals that have paid into a National Pension scheme国民年金, the Employees’ Pension Insurance厚生年金, or Kyosai Kumiai共済組合, [Read More]


Health Insurance in Japan

Health Insurance in Japan

There are three kinds of public health insurance in Japan, one of which is the National Health Insurance Program and the other refers to the Work Place Health Insurance System. The law in Japan requires all residents to enroll in one of the above health insurance systems. [Read More]


Long-Term Care Insurance

Long-Term Care Insurance

The Long-Term Care Insurance System involves the whole of society and is run by the social insurance system to ensure long-term care for elderly. According to their needs people or families needing long term care are able to choose from medical and welfare services. [Read More]


Japanese Pensions

Japanese Pensions

The National Pension Scheme, Employees' Welfare Pension Insurance, and Withdrawing from the Pension Program [Read More]


Worker’s Compensation Insurance

Worker’s Compensation Insurance

In the case a worker is injured on the job or during commutes to/from work, by law an employer may be required to provide compensation for medical treatment and time off. [Read More]