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Health Insurance not more than 6 months 2019/1/23 13:46
I am staying in Japan for 6 months for internship and will be going back to my own country in March 2019.
My question is,

1) Do I need to pay the health insurance or not? Because some of the students staying here say it is okay not to pay for the health insurance because I live in japan for less than 1 year.

2) If I dont pay the health insurance, will there be a problem once I come back to Japan for a visit?
by Hamizan (guest)  

Re: Health Insurance not more than 6 months 2019/1/23 16:01
Yes, you should pay it.
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Re: Health Insurance not more than 6 months 2019/1/24 06:41
It is both cheap and valuable. Pay the minuscule amount they will charge based on your Japanese income from the previous financial year (which would be zero).
by JapanCustomTours rate this post as useful

Re: Health Insurance not more than 6 months 2019/1/24 09:36
When I did internship in Japan I had my health insurance from my country. I had already standard option for world wide coverage. Anyone visiting Japan for less than a year is encouraged to arrange an international private medical insurance or travel health insurance.

by justmyday rate this post as useful

Re: Health Insurance not more than 6 months 2019/1/25 05:42
Depending which country you are coming from international insurance can be very expensive - 10,000 yen per week! Than is not a good idea. The Japan NHI is soooo much cheaper.
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