The first round of government-to-government negotiations for a social security agreement between Japan and the Republic of Finland was held on July 17-21, 2017 in Helsinki.
Employees sent from Japan to Finland as well as those sent from Finland to Japan are currently obliged to affiliate to the social security systems of both countries, thus causing duplicable payments of social security contribution which impose a large economic burden on both individuals and corporations. It is expected that the conclusion of an agreement between Japan and Finland on social security will solve such problem through reducing the burden imposed on the individuals and corporations, and further promote human and economic exchanges between the two countries.
Date for the next round of the negotiations will be decided by mutual consent and it will be held in Japan.
▶ International Social Security Agreement (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare : Japanese Only)
▶ Status of agreements with other countries (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare : Japanese Only)
The Initiation of Negotiations for a Social Security Agreement between Japan and the Republic of Finland
August 17, 2017