New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan
Except for those enrolled by their employer in the health insurance component of Social Insurance (Shakai Kenko Hoken) and diplomatic or official visa holders, all foreigners who have completed foreign resident registration at their local city office and have a status of residence of at least one year must enrol themselves in the National Health Insurance (Kokumin Kenko Hoken). For further details, contact the local city office where you are registered.
Commercial insurers can provide private medical insurance policies to individuals seeking additional or supplementary coverage. Some service providers the Embassy is aware of which offer medical insurance are listed below. This list is provided for information only; the Embassy is unable to recommend or endorse any particular service providers.