In a photo taken in 2012, a Chinese tourist (left) waits for X-rays during a check-up at a hospital in Asahikawa, Japan. Photo: AFP

Japan investigating abuse of health insurance system by foreigners

Agency is looking into instances when foreigners joined public insurance by illegitimately obtaining residential status to skirt paying costly medical fees

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In a photo taken in 2012, a Chinese tourist (left) waits for X-rays during a check-up at a hospital in Asahikawa, Japan. Photo: AFP
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