The National Health Insurance
Students generally enroll in the National Health Insurance system once they arrive in Japan. Under this system, you must pay monthly premiums. You will be issued an insurance card, which allows you to receive medical treatment at only 30% of the cost by showing the card at a medical facility. You enroll at the civic center of the ward where you reside in Tokyo. The cost varies depending upon the ward where you live but the cost for one year is usually around ¥15,000. On top of this, the insurance students with student visas obtain from Yoshida covers the 30% not paid for by National Health Insurance in the case of sickness or accidents, so a student who crashes their bicycle is 100% covered in cases of injury! (Wounded pride is not covered.)
more detailed: The National Health Insurance(PDF-2771 kb)
Procedures for Withdrawal
Please be sure to return your National Health Insurance card.
- If you have moved out of City/word.
- If you plan to leave Japan (return to your home country).
The insurance fee covers basic liability insurance for all students while they attend classes at Yoshida. In addition, students with student visas are covered at school and outside of school for both accidents and general sickness. The insurance is good for as long as the student studies at Yoshida, whether for six months or two years, with no annual renewal fee.
more detailed: Student Insurance(PDF-853 kb)
|Insurance Coverage (Student Visa students only)|
|Ⅰ Indemnity for loss of life and permanent disability||¥2,000,000|
|Ⅱ Liability compensation||¥30,000,000|
|Ⅲ Indemnity for medical treatment expenses||¥100,000|
|Ⅳ Relief person expense||¥1,000,000|
If you join student insurance and national health insurance, students can safely live in Japan with these insurance. And those premiums are kept inexpensive for the students.
Therefore, you will not need to enroll in your country’s travel insurance.
In addition, student visa holders are obliged to join these insurance by the Immigration Bureau of Japan.