Aflac became licensed in Japan in 1974. Today, it is one of the most respected insurance companies in Japan. It became the number one life insurance company in terms of the number of individual policies in force in fiscal year 2003, and has maintained the status ever since.
Aflac Japan sells a variety of insurance policies, including cancer, life, medical and other life insurance products. Policy benefits include fixed lifetime premiums, lifetime coverage, and a policy entry age from zero to 80.
- More than 19,700 sales agencies with more than 120,700 licensed sales associates represent Aflac Japan.
- Nearly 90% of the companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange offer Aflac products to their employees.
- Aflac covers more than 140,000 small businesses in Japan.
- Aflac insures one in every four households in Japan.
- In 2003, the Aflac Duck made is first appearance in Japan, where he has become one of their favorite advertising icons.
- In 2010, Aflac Japan introduced the Maneki Neko Duck, which combines the Aflac Duck with the traditional Japanese character Maneki Neko, which is the widely known white cat with the raised paw.