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Payment of National Health Insurance Premiums / Disaster Prevention Information Emails

Minato Voice
2021/02/22

We begin this week’s edition with information on the payment of National Health Insurance premiums. 


If you don’t pay the national health insurance premiums by the payment deadline, a letter such as a demand notice will be sent to you. 

If the non-payment period exceeds a year, you may be issued with an ‘Eligibility Certificate’. 

This will still provide medical cover, but the holder will initially be required to pay the medical costs in full at the medical institution.

In some cases, assets may be seized.

Please pay your insurance premiums by the deadline so that this does not happen.


If you are having difficulty paying the premiums, please consult the Eligibility and Premium Subsection of the National Health Insurance and Pension Section at Minato City Hall. 

The telephone number is 03-3578-2647.

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In the event of a disaster such as an earthquake, this station, InterFM897, will broadcast important information from Minato City such as evacuation procedures and damage updates.


Minato City also sends out disaster prevention information e-mails to anyone who registers for them. 

The information is provided in English and Japanese, and covers earthquakes, river levels during heavy rain, and rainfall levels. 

Information other than this will also be sent, but only in Japanese. 

The content of the disaster prevention information emails can be viewed on the Minato City website too, in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean.


To register for the emails, please do the following:

First, send a blank email to kumin@bousai.city.minato.tokyo.jp

Then click on the registration link in the reply mail, select the language (Japanese/English) and press the OK button.

Finally, select the necessary information and press the OK button. 

This completes the registration process.


The registration method is set out clearly on the Minato City website, so please take a look. 

Enquiries will be dealt with in Japanese only at the Disaster Prevention Subsection of the Disaster Prevention Section at Minato City Hall. 

The telephone number is 03-3578-2541.

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(Audio) 22nd/25th February 2021 ON AIR: Payment of National Health Insurance Premiums / Disaster Prevention Information Emails