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Please count on us for pension and tax refund

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2016-09-01
List of International Social Security Agreements (As of Sep. 2019)

Japan has "International Social Security Agreement(社会保障協定, しゃかいほしょうきょうてい)" with foreign countries (See the table below)

People whose home countries have "International Social Security Agreements" with Japan are given "Elimination of Dual Coverage". "Elimination of Dual Coverage" is an agreement that prevents people from being enrolled in two countries’ pensions at the same time, and which of pension they are to be enrolled in is decided by conditions ruled by each of agreement.

And some "Agreements" can, according to their contents, give people "Totalization of Periods of Coverage". When "Totalization of Periods Coverage" is applied, people can totalize a period they contribute to Japan’s pension with a period they will contribute (or had contributed) to their home countries’ pensions, and vice versa (*).
(*) Please note that it doesn’t mean that Japan’s pension and other countries’ pensions will be paid at once. Totalizaion of Periods of Coverage can only allow contributors of Japan’s pension to get a qualification for receiving Japan’s old age pension, and they will receive old age pension from Japanese government if they claim it after age 65, according to their contribution to Japan’s pension system.

Contents of "Agreements" vary county by country. So please understand how "Agreement" of your home county is. But we show the list of countries that have "Agreement" with Japan and have "Totalization of Periods of Coverage" in them, as of August 2018.

International Social Security Agreements (As of September 2019)

(Made from a table in Japan Pension Service’s website)

Countries to have agreementsTotalization of Periods of Coverage
GermanyYes
United KingdomNo
South KoreaNo
USAYes
BelgiumYes
FranceYes
CanadaYes
AustraliaYes
NetherlandsYes
Czech RepublicYes
SpainYes
IrelandYes
BrazilYes
SwitzerlandYes
HungaryYes
IndiaYes
LuxemburgYes
PhilippinesYes
SlovakiaYes
People’s Republic of ChinaNo

Developments of agreements for countries other than above as of Sep. 2019 are as follows:

*Italy and Sweden have already signed social security agreement with Japan, but now are waiting for its implementation. When implemented, though, the agreement of Italy won’t cover above "Totalization of Periods of Coverage".

For details of agreements of each country, see this page.


Pension topics
2017-06-14
Note for over 10 year’s contributors and PR holders | 年金納付期間10年以上の方および永住者の方はご注意ください | 请注意!年金缴纳10年以上、以及日本永住者:
2017-06-01
We open new website for old age pension claiming | YouATは老齢年金申請の新サイトをオープンしました
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Japanese pension (Nenkin) can claim for 10 years contribution.10年加入で厚生,国民年金は請求できます.

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