Overseas Travel Accident Insurance
Non-Japanese who plan to stay in Japan for less than one year with a visa period of stay of less than one year are not able to enroll in the National Health Insurance scheme (see Sections "Enrollment in National Health Insurance" and "Medical Expenses and National Health Insurance"). Thus, they are recommended to enroll in overseas travel accident insurance before coming to Japan. Please note that the types of Japanese private insurance in which non-Japanese with a visa period of stay of less than one year can enroll are extremely limited.
Created: March 30, 2010 / Last modified:November 19, 2012