I am a resident but not a national of Japan. As I am employed as a researcher by a university, I enjoy the benefits of compulsory health insurance.
I intend to travel out of Japan at least twice this year. In case I fall ill or get into an accident abroad, will my Japanese health insurance provide coverage equivalent to that I would receive if I were to stay in Japan or should I buy health/travel insurance just in case?
I am not interested in most of the other benefits of travel insurances, only in mitigating possible health-related expenses.
Unfortunately, I have gotten conflicting answers on the internet with some sources saying I will be covered and others saying I won’t — both to the best of my understanding.