disaster prevention/mitigation, jiji press, statistics and data, yomiuri shinbun

Quake insurance rate hits record 56% , yomouri, 8/25/13

Jiji Press
The percentage of fire insurance contracts in Japan that include earthquake coverage rose to 56.5 percent in fiscal 2012, hitting a record high for the 10th straight year, according to the General Insurance Rating Organization of Japan.

The margin of increase, however, dropped to 2.8 percentage points from 5.6 points in fiscal 2011, when the rate jumped after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

The top three prefectures for growth were Fukushima with an increase of 6.7 points to 64.8 percent, Tochigi with a rise of 5.0 points to 55.4 percent, and Ibaraki with a 4.9-point rise to 57.4 percent.

About liz

from the u.s., recently moved from kobe to sendai, japan, researching community-based housing recovery after disaster.


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