Q. Are there hospitals that can
provide assistance in foreign languages?
Use the websites below to search for
medical institutions that support multiple languages.
Kumamoto Medical Navi（外部リンク）
Kumamoto City Medical Association（外部リンク）
Q. My National Health Insurance
premium is expensive, and I cannot pay it. What should I do?
If you become unable to pay the
insurance premium, please consult with your municipality’s National Health
Insurance consultation window at the city hall.
If there is an extraordinary
reason, it is possible to seek reduction of and exemption from the insurance
premium, or postpone payment of the insurance premium.
Q. I am staying for a long period of
time in Japan. If I become ill while visiting my home country, will my National
Health Insurance cover medical fees?
It is possible to use the Japanese
National Health Insurance to cover medical fees from seeing a doctor overseas.
However, in the following cases you will not be covered.
(1)Treatment that is not normally
covered by your insurance in Japan
(2)If you go overseas specifically to
Q. I was enrolled in Employees’
Pension Insurance for 6 years, but now I have to return to my home country. Can
I get a refund of the money in my pension account?
If a person who does not have
Japanese citizenship has been enrolled in Employees’ Pension Insurance for 6 or
more months and leaves Japan, it is possible to apply for and receive a
lump-sum withdrawal payment in line with how long he/she has been enrolled in
(1) The person does not have Japanese
(2) The person was enrolled in
Employees’ Pension Insurance for 6 months or more
(3) The person has an address in Japan
(4) The person has never been entitled
to receive pension (including disability pension)
Send the following documents to the
Japan Pension Service within 2 years after leaving Japan.
(1) Application for the Lump-sum
(2) Copy of Passport
(3) Pension Handbook
(4) Proof of bank account
to be Received>
For information on how the amount
you receive is calculated, please refer to the latest information from the
Japan Pension Service.