What is a Social Security Agreement?
It is a bilateral agreement between Japan and foreign countries aimed to prevent dual coverage of social security system and to avoid duplicate payments of pension insurance fees.
As of August 2017,Japan has signed this agreements with 20 countries of which seventeen countries have already effectuated it.
Countries implementing this agreementGermany, United Kingdom, Republic of Korea, United States, Belgium, France, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Czech Republic(*), Spain, Ireland, Brazil, Switzerland, Hungary, India, Luxembourg, Philippines
Countries that are now under preparation for implementationItaly, Slovak Republic
Some parts of the contents of the agreement can be handled differently depending on the systems of the country with which Japan has concluded it.
If you are from the above mentioned countries and receive the lump-sum withdrawal payments, you will no longer be able to sum up the coverage period for the basis of the payments entitlement.
Even if your country is included in this list, the application for lump sum withdrawal payments itself can be made.