Health & Pension Terms Glossary
|Kokumin Kenko Hoken
|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
|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.
|Employees’ Health & Pension Insurance
|Consists of both a health insurance and a pension component.
|Private Schools Mutual Aid Society Insurance
|Similar to shakai hoken but for those working in private schools and universities.
|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.
|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.