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Canada has strong economic, political and cultural ties with Japan supported by mutual positive perceptions and common values. Japan is Canada’s strong partner in the Pacific. The two countries partner in several organizations and international groups.

In addition, the two countries share mutual ties in trade, people-to-people relations, investments and so forth. In 2017 alone, Canada exported goods worth $11.8 billion to Japan. The two countries relate in terms of academic exchange. Canada is a popular destination for Japanese students and vice versa.

Also, thousands of Japanese and Canadian youths can travel to each other’s country for a short period of time for work opportunities, thanks to the International Experience Canada (Working Holiday) programs.

No matter your reason for traveling to Japan, you need to have the appropriate Japan travel insurance or private medical coverage to protect you and your loved ones while in Japan.

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Japan Travel Insurance Details

Basic Information About Japan

Some important information on Japan Travel Insurance that we think you’ll want to know before you travel.

Name Value
Currency Japanese yen
Official language Japanese
Capital Tokyo
Continent Asia
Population Approx. 127 million
Plug type Plug type A and B
Driving side Left-hand side
  • Spring - March to May
  • Summer - June to August
  • Autumn - September to November
  • Winter - December to February
Laws Local laws and customs


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Japan Security Measures for travelers

You are responsible for your personal safety and security if you travel to Japan. However, we provide you with credible and timely information in our Travel Advice to help you in making informed decisions while you travel abroad.

Risk Level

Japan – Take normal security precautions

Take normal security precautions in Japan.

Avoid all travels to the towns and districts marked by the government of Japan as Areas under Evacuation Orders.

Entry / Exit requirements

Japan, just like every other country, has the right to decide who passes through its borders. The Government of Canada will not intervene on your behalf if you do not meet the entry or exit requirement for a country.

The information on this page was obtained from the Japanese authorities; however, it can change at any time. Moreover, you can verify the information with foreign diplomatic missions and consulates in Canada.


The type of passport you use determines the entry requirement to Japan. Contact your transportation company to find out about passport requirements before traveling.

  • Regular Canadian Passport - You must hold a valid passport for the period of your stay in Japan. If you intend to travel to other countries in the region, check the validity of the passport before you do.
  • Official Canadian Passport - Different rules may apply. Learn more about official travel here.
  • Other travel documents - When traveling with an emergency travel document or a temporary passport, the applicable entry rules may differ. Find out about the applicable entry rule from the closest diplomatic mission for Japan before you travel.

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Japan Healthcare

Japan has both private and public healthcare services and hospitals. Moreover, the healthcare facilities and standard in Japan are one of the highest in the world, however, medical treatment could be very expensive. Also, some hospitals may also expect cash payment so you need to get the right Japan travel insurance or private medical insurance before you travel.

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Japan Travel Insurance News

The province of Alberta is looking to the Far East to boost its tourism. The tourism and marketing arm of the Government of Alberta, Travel Alberta released a Request for Proposals for a vendor to be its full-service agency for Asia including Japan, China, and South Korea with a primary focus on mainland China.

The vendor will be in charge of marketing program planning and execution, buying and media planning, media, and social media and so forth. Travel Alberta intends to increase tourism revenues to $10.3 billion by 2020.

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