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*Health & Pension Terms

Health & Pension Terms Glossary

Japanese Term English Term English Explanation
Kokumin Kenko Hoken
国民健康保険
National Health Insurance Government health insurance scheme primarily for the unemployed or self-employed. Available from your ward/local city office. Those not enrolled on shakai hoken must also enroll.
Kokumin Nenkin Hoken
国民年金保険
National Pension Insurance Government pension scheme primarily for the unemployed or self-employed. Available from your ward/loval city office. Those not enrolled on shakai hoken must also enroll.
Shakai Hoken
社会保険
Employees’ Health & Pension Insurance Consists of both a health insurance and a pension component.
Shigaku Kyousai
私学共催
Private Schools Mutual Aid Society Insurance Similar to shakai hoken but for those working in private schools and universities.
Kara-kikan
カラ期間
No applicable English Exemption for pension payments for the time residing OUTSIDE Japan. Important for those looking to claim a pension after retirement. Conditions apply.
Dattai Ichijikin
脱退一時間
Lump Sum Withdrawal Payment This is the refund system for non-Japanese nationals to receive a refund of pension contributions after leaving Japan. Read more here.
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