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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Foreign Visitors Will Be Able To Purchase Travel Insurance In Japan

Above, the Tokyo Skytree as seen from Mori Tower in Roppongi. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Foreign visitors to Japan will soon be able to purchase travel insurance while in Japan under a new plan put forth by the Japan Tourism Agency. And, they will be able to purchase it on the Internet.

The Yomiuri Shimbun reported:
The Japan Tourism Agency and a private nonlife insurance company have jointly developed the first travel insurance for foreign visitors to Japan that allows them to subscribe through the Internet after arriving in the country. 
The insurance will be on sale from February next year. 
The insurance has been developed because, with the sharp increase of foreign tourists, an increasing number of foreigners who did not subscribe to travel insurance before arriving in Japan became sick or suffered injuries, causing problems when they were unable to pay for their treatment.
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