Health insurance law revised to limit coverage to Japan residents

National May 15, 2019

Health insurance law revised to limit coverage to Japan residents

The Diet enacted a legislative revision Wednesday to make the national health insurance program largely applicable only to workers and their dependents residing in Japan. The revision to the health insurance law is aimed at blocking use of the system by foreigners who have never ...

'Workation' concept catching on in overworked Japan

National Sep 20, 2018

'Workation' concept catching on in overworked Japan

Yoshimasa Higashihara, a 35-year-old worker at Japan Airlines Co., worked for half a day at a cafe while he was on vacation in Singapore this year, drafting documents for a corporate event that was scheduled to take place right after he returned from his ...