Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
As the official website of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) of Japan, this site features a wealth of data and reference information, including press materials issued by the MHLW and annual reports on health and welfare.
National Federation of Health Insurance Societies (Japanese Site)
As the website of the National Federation of Health Insurance Societies, this site provides introductions to the activities of health insurance societies, information on health insurance societies, news about medical care insurance, and recommendations for reforms in medical care insurance.
Japan Pension Service
As the official website of the Japan Pension Service (JPS), this site provides information on pension records and JPS contact points nationwide.
Japan Health Insurance Association (Japanese Site)
As the official website of the Japan Health Insurance Association, this site provides summaries of benefits and procedures for applications and notices, among other information.
This site provides a self-assessment tool that you can use to diagnose and obtain advice on treatment for cavities and periodontal disease. Simply answer a few questions about your symptoms and hit the Send button. The site also offers information on various aspects of dental care.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Overseas Medical Information Site
This site provides up-to-date medical information on 83 countries, gathered by medical officers at diplomatic service sites operated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Be sure to review the information provided here before leaving for a trip abroad.