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Insurance, Health Maintenance and Welfare
For a Healthy and Safe Life
Administrative services, public health insurance, and medical treatment programs are indispensable for health and safety in one’s daily life. To use these services, all residents need to share the cost of the programs.
In Japan, there are taxes to support various administrative services, health insurance programs and nursing care insurance programs, such as for medical treatment and nursing care, to maintain a healthy life, as well as pension programs to secure a stable livelihood for the elderly and in case of debilitating accidents. The costs of these programs are shared by everyone who lives in Japan, regardless of nationality, and everyone can take advantage of these services.