There is someone in particular who is seriously considering moving to Japan as an English teacher, through either the J.E.T. program or a private company that has similar ESL positions.
However this person has diabetes and has to take insulin. While my understanding is that Japanese nationals are able to easily secure good health insurance and afford the medicine/treatment for this, I wasn't sure how easy it would be to get health insurance and be able to afford this as a foreign national coming to teach English at a job like this.
I know that the health insurance and things like that would probably differ between companies and organizations, but this person would be reluctant to ask about it early on during an application process, and it would seem like there would be a general, relatively established trend among J.E.T. and similar groups about this for non-Japanese ESL teachers.
What is the general trend for this is and how easy is it / what is the general process for a diabetic coming in to Japan for this type of English-teaching position to secure health insurance and treatment/medicine, taking the kind of pay at these jobs into account?