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 ...

National Dec 25, 2018

80% of state bodies fail to meet disabled employee target

The number of disabled employees at 35 of the 43 state institutions stood below the level required by law as of June 1 this year, the welfare ministry said Tuesday. The actual hiring rate for people with disabilities stood at 1.22 percent, falling short of ...