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VIVA VIDA! Greetings

Established in 1998, VIVA VIDA! started its services as a medical and life insurance service association. With the amendment of the Japanese Insurance Business Law, VIVA VIDA MEDICAL LIFE CO., LTD. registered with the Japanese Financial Services Agency in March 2009 as a small amount and short-term insurer for medical and life insurances—with hopes of becoming a safety net for non-Japanese residing in Japan.
Japan offers numerous public healthcare plans through its National Health Insurance, Social Insurance and other systems, but the reality is, not many non-Japanese are enrolled in these plans.
The decline in the national enrollment rate has become a major social problem in Japan. However, the core reasons for non-Japanese not enrolling in these insurance services are different from that of the Japanese. It is highly possible that the reasons lie in a lack of proper understanding and knowledge of the Japanese healthcare insurance system and diverse cultural and lifestyle differences.
Additionally, numerous non-native residents of Japan have noted that these Japanese insurance systems created for Japanese are difficult to join since Japanese insurance policies are often combined with pension plans and nursing insurance policies they will not be able to receive as they will not be staying permanently, and moreover, are too expensive for people who are temporarily residing in Japan.
Within these given circumstances, we feel it is our responsibility to provide security for both the nation and non-native residents by providing adequate medical and life insurance options at a reasonable price for residing visitors without public insurance plans during their stay.
Through our company we also hope to be able to contribute to a mutual and international understanding by providing information regarding insurance, healthcare and on Japan in general.
For non-native residents of Japan, we ask for your understanding and awareness that medical expenses can be very costly in this country, that certain economic resources are needed to continue living in Japan, and that the utilization and support of an insurance policy is a reasonable safeguard. We hope you will consider our insurance policy as a measure of precaution for a secure and comfortable stay here in Japan.

February 28, 2009

Shigeo Noguchi

President & C.E.O.
VIVA VIDA MEDICAL LIFE CO., LTD.

Company Name

VIVA VIDA MEDICAL LIFE CO., LTD. (Small Amount and Short Term Insurance Company)

Registration

Registration No. 51 by the Chief of the Local Finance Bureau Kanto Region (Small Amount and Short Term Insurance)

Established, capital

45,000,000 Yen

Address

242-0029
482-2-201 Kamisoyagi
Yamato-shi, Kanagawa-ken

TEL 046-265-6685

FAX 046-265-6686
URL http://www.vivavida.net

Representative

President Shigeo Noguchi

Main Banks

Bank of Yokohama (Sagamino branch)
Bank of Yokohama (Yamato branch)
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (Yamato branch)
Japan Post Bank

History December 1998
VIVA VIDA! Association, the predecessor of VIVA VIDA MEDICAL LIFE Co., Ltd. established

December 1998
Association activities started

January 1999
Sao Paulo Office, Brazil opened

June 2003
Assistance for Improvement Project of Bunkyo Garden in Sao Paolo, Brazil

February 2004
VIVA VIDA Co., Ltd. a Small Amount and Short Term Insurance Business Preparation Company, established

September 2007
Support for the 100th Anniversary of Amity Exchange of Brazil and Japan

June 2008
Name change to VIVA VIDA MEDICAL LIFE Co., Ltd.

February 2009
Registered as a Small Amount and Short Term Insurance Business and started insurance business.

March 2009
Association business terminated

Head Office: 482-2-201 Kamisoyagi, Yamato-shi, Kanagawa-ken TEL(046)265-6685
Medical and Life Insurance for Foreigners Living in Japan
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