Social insurance plans and systems are administered by the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, one of the eleven Ministries of Japan.
Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (厚生労働省) Central Government Building No. 5 1-2-2 Kasumigaseki Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, 100-8916 Japan Tel: 03-5253-1111 Website: http://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/index.html
However, the Ministry delegates the daily administration of socialinsurance system to its external organization, Social Insurance Agency. The Agency is responsible for the administration and operation of the following Japanese socialinsurance systems: the Government- managed Employees’ Health Insurance, the Seamen’s Insurance, the Employees’ Pension Insurance and the National Pension.
Social Insurance Agency (社会保険庁) Website: http://www.sia.go.jp/e/index.html
Social Insurance Agency does not have a physical address because its operations are administered by 47 Regional Social Insurance Bureaus that are located at prefecture level and 265 Social Insurance Offices and their supplemental 71 Pension Consultation Centers throughout the nation.
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