Today Japan is one of the most culturally diverse places in the world –with large metropolises like Tokyo, heritage towns like Kyoto, and many farming and fishing towns spread throughout the countryside. Japan is managing to maintain its traditions and culture while being one of the most techno-savvy, forward-thinking, and safest countries in the world. Despite being one of the most expensive destinations in the world, the cost of living in Japan for expats has come down in recent years. There are many growing alternative housing options for expats in Japan.
Healthcare in Japan
The medical system in Japan is among the best in the world, and also a requirement for any expats looking to work in Japan. Most hospitals in Japan meet or exceed Western standards, with strong social values focused on preserving a healthy lifestyle. As a result, Japan has consistently held the record for the longest life expectancy in the world.
Insurance for Expatriates in Japan
Most expatriates will want to obtain international medical coverage if residing in Japan. Medical evacuation is recommended along with a plan that provided global medical treatment. A plan that will provide reimbursement for medical expenses via a large network of hospitals is recommended. Many expats should also obtain global life and disability insurance coverage. The plans we can source are not available to local nationals in Japan.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in Japan:
- International Health Insurance
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans
If you require a quote for insurance coverage for expats in Japan, contact Expat Financial today for a quote and to discuss your Japanese expat insurance requirements. There may be restrictions on what we can offer expats living in Japan.