- Q: Can a family member visiting Japan on a Visiting Relatives Visa take out National Health Insurance?
As the visa is only for three months, the family member cannot take out National Health Insurance, so they must take out private insurance.
- Q: I want to apply for National Health Insurance, but I do not understand Japanese. What should I do?
You can apply for it at the municipal office of your residence. If you have any language trouble while going through the application procedure, the SIC (TEL: 0852-31-5056) can dispatch an interpreter.
- Q: I want to find out my pension record. Where can I find this information?
You should contact the Social Insurance Office that is managed by your city, town or village. If you live in Matsue, this would be the Matsue Social Insurance Office (TEL: 0852-23-9452).
- Q: My child has suddenly fallen sick and I want to take him/her to the hospital, but I don't know Japanese. Can you dispatch an interpreter?
The SIC can dispatch a Community Interpreter Volunteer.