BASIC (09-05)

GN 01745.001 Overview of Agreement with Japan

A. Introduction

The Social Security agreement between the United States and Japan:

  • eliminates dual Social Security coverage and taxation of the same work and

  • permits workers (and their family members) to qualify for partial U.S. or Japanese benefits, even though they don’t meet the normal insured status requirements.

B. Preview

The following sections:

  • give a brief overview of the Japanese system,

  • explain the provisions of the agreement and

  • provide instructions on how to take and process claims for both U.S. and Japanese benefits filed under the agreement.

NOTE: Additional information on the Japanese Social Security system can be found at the Japanese Social Security web site which is accessible through Social Security Online at

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GN 01745.001 - Overview of Agreement with Japan - 09/26/2005
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