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JEES Personal Accident Insurance for Students Pursuing Education and Research

National Health Insurance

The National Health Insurance System in Japan is an insurance system to reduce individuals’ medical costs. International students who have a college student visa are eligible to join the National Health Insurance System. Formalities are carried out at your local municipal office’s National Health Insurance Section. After enrollment, you will pay monthly premiums. International students will receive a discount on the monthly fee if their income is less than a certain amount. Upon joining the National Health Insurance System you will be issued a National Health Insurance Certificate.
If you show this at the reception desk when you receive medical treatment, you will need to pay only 30% of the incurred medical costs. In the case of major medical expenses incurred as a result of hospitalization etc., you may be eligible for a refund or a loan from National Health Insurance to cover the excess amount as a Major Medical Expense.