About JHI

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Japan Healthcare Info. (JHI) is a social entrepreneur organization founded in 2010. Our healthcare professional staff are dedicated to providing service in order to enhance well-being of international community in Japan.

JHI is a selected member of the most renowned non-profit Japanese social entrepreneur training organization and awarded Japanese government grant in 2010.

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Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00

(Not open for 24 hours/365 days)
contact@japanhealthinfo.com Currently no phone service is available.

Inquiries sent after 17:00 or on holidays/weekends will be followed up on the next business day. Please check your Spam/Draft Folder if you do not receive a response for longer than 24 hours


Do I have to join Japanese Health Insurance?


Yes, if you are a non-Japanese resident with a resident card and intend to stay for more than a year*, it is strongly recommended to enroll in Japanese health insurance. Even if you have health insurance in your own country, it cannot be used as a substitute for Japanese Health Insurance as Japanese hospitals and clinics do not accept foreign insurance fro direct settlements. If seeking treatment under foreign health insurance, you will need to pay the full cost of consultation, treatment, tests and medication, and later submit reimbursement paperwork to your provider, yourself.

*The eligibility changed from one year to 3 months in July 2012. Please visit our post for details http://japanhealthinfo.com/2012/07/24/change-in-national-health-insurance/

If you are working full-time for a company, your company should offer to enroll you in Social Health Insurance.
If you are a student or self-employed, you will need to enroll in National Health Insurance.

If you are having financial difficulties and are struggling to pay your premiums, it may be possible to file for reduced rates. Contact us and we can help negations with your local insurer.

For details, visit our page Japanese Health Insurance.