Soon after arriving to Japan you should receive a small book. It should be either orange or blue, and the front should have four kanji that read 年金手帳 (Nenkin Techou). Your school should hold on to this book for you while you work there, and unless you Transfer, you probably won't see it until you get ready to leave Japan. In fact, the only reason we mention it here is, when it comes time for you to apply for The Pension Refund, you will need to send it in with your application. So make sure you get this from your school/contracting organization before you leave the country.
Lost Pension Book
Because your contracting organization holds on to your pension book, you probably won't have the opportunity to lose it. But just in case you do, you can apply to any regional office of the Social Insurance Agency (社会保険事務所) and get a replacement book. A list of the offices in Hyogo can be found here (Japanese Only).
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The Hiring Process ・ Buying From Your Predecessor ・ Japanese Customs ・ Bringing Medicine To Japan ・ Presents For Coworkers ・ Tokyo to Hyogo ・ Residence Card ・ Changes to the Alien Registration System, July 2012 ・ First Few Days ・ Pension Book ・ Settling In At Home ・ Letter of Appointment ・ Personal Seal
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