Agreement in principle on the Social Security Agreement between Japan and Sweden
April 25, 2018
1. At the fourth round of the negotiations held from April 9-13 at Tokyo, the representatives of the Government of Japan and the Government of the Kingdom of Sweden reached an agreement in principle on the Social Security Agreement between Japan and Sweden. On April 25, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan and Mrs. Abe held a meeting with His Majesty the King Carl XVI Gustaf of the Kingdom of Sweden and Her Majesty the Queen Silvia, and welcomed the agreement in principle. Both sides will continue to work on necessary procedures such as finalizing all the terms in the Agreement, aiming for singing at the earliest possible time.
2. Employees sent from Japan to Sweden as well as those sent from Sweden to Japan are currently obliged to affiliate to the social security systems of both countries.
3. It is expected that the conclusion of this Agreement will solve the problems such as dual coverage, thereby further facilitate personal and economic exchanges between Japan and Sweden.