Reason5.Livable society

Reason5.Livable society

World’s Highest Standard Healthcare System Supports Your Safe and Secure Living

City Safety

“Health Security” Pillar

World No.1

Source: “Safe Cities Index 2021”
(The Economist Intelligence Unit)

Japan’s universal health insurance system has achieved one of the world’s highest life expectancies and the best health care quality covered by insurance.

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    All residents of Japan (including foreign nationals with a residence card) are covered by the public health insurance program.

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    Patients have free access to any healthcare providers.

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    High-quality medical care at low costs (patients pay for 10 to 30% of the total cost, the balance covered by the insurance).

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    Operated as a social insurance system in principle, supplemented by public funds to maintain universal coverage.

  1. Source:

    About Health Insurance System in JapanExternal site: a new window will open
    (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website)

Expanding Medical Institutions with Foreign Language Capabilities and International Schools Nationwide

Number of International Schools in Japan (English language)

76 *

  1. *

    The aggregate number of schools accredited by international accreditation organizations (WASC, CIS, ACSI, NEASC) plus International Baccalaureate schools offering instructions in English (as of June 2022)

Developing medical care system with foreign language support

  1. Source:

    Compiled from WASC, CIS, ACSI, NEASC, International Baccalaureate websites

Cities for Foodies

Total Number of Michelin Stars

Bar chart showing the number of Michelin stars in major cities. Tokyo 267, Paris 152, Kyoto 139, Osaka 112, London 90, New York 87.
  1. Source:

    Compiled from “Michelin Guide 2022External site: a new window will open

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