Information of the Medical Security System in Japan is available in this website. The Medical Security System is one of the characteristics of the Japanese national healthcare insurance system. The Japanese national healthcare insurance system is that citizens and residents in Japan are obliged to register for one of the health insurances by their occupations.
Registered citizens and residents to the insurance system in Japan generally pay for 30% of total medical expenditure of the cancer treatments, which are determined by Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare.
In addition, this insurance system allows a monthly upper limit of individual medical expenditure, which is divided into 2 levels by the amount of monthly income. The lower limit of the monthly medical expenditure is up to around JPY 80,000, and the higher limit is around JPY 150,000 per month. When citizens and residents in Japan pay for morn than the limit of the said monthly medical expenditure, they can claim to be reimbursed the exceeding amount of the medical expenditure per month under the Benefit for High-Cost Medical Care of the insurance system.
On the final note, we sincerely hope that the information on this website may be of use to cancer patients and their families for making better decision.