Visiting Japan


Overseas Travel Insurance

It is strongly recommended to take out overseas travel insurance. For reasons why this is recommended, please click on the link. Please check with your insurance company for travel insurance options.

Before you leave for Japan. (Insurance Information) 

After you arrive in Japan. (Insurance Information) 


Changes to the Basic Resident Registration Law in Japan

With the soaring number of foreign nationals entering and residing in Japan each year, the establishment of a legal system by which municipalities can provide basic public services to both foreign and Japanese residents has become an urgent concern.

In order to address this concern, the law for partial amendments to the Basic Resident Registration Law was enacted in 2009. This makes the Basic Resident Registration Law applicable to foreign residents, helps improve convenience, and streamlines municipalities' operations. This amendment has been in effect since July 9, 2012.

For more information, please click on the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications links below.