Discover how the system works in Japan
Japan has a renowned, high-quality public and private healthcare system.
There are three types of healthcare coverage:
> Shakai hoken: the employees’ social security fund. Companies with more than 5 employees are required to provide this health coverage.
> Kokumin Kenko Hoken: it covers the rest of the population aged under 75 (job seekers, students, etc.) as well as expatriates. In addition, employees working for companies with less than 5 people must subscribe to this medical coverage.
> Koki Koreisha Iryo Seido: medical coverage for people aged over 75.
As healthcare costs are very high, it is recommended to take out complementary healthcare coverage.