Tomoko Furukawa

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| Nov 16, 2004

Health care puzzles

Broad coverage? The Japanese health insurance system is designed to cover you anywhere in Japan, though prices vary from region to region. If you are on a business trip, your health insurance will also cover you overseas. If you are on holiday, it is advisable to ...

A primer on health care

| Nov 9, 2004

A primer on health care

There are two main types of Japanese Health Insurance: National Health Insurance and Employees' Health Insurance Once you have joined the health insurance system, you will be issued with an insurance card ("hokensho"), which you must bring with you every time you pay a ...