Key figures related to insurance claims due to the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake as of July 31, 2016
(Aug. 4, 2016

The General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) has released the following updated figures as of July 31: the number of inquiries (*1), the number of settled cases (*2), the number of claim payments, and the total amount of claims paid for "Earthquake Insurance on Dwelling Risks".

The figures below were gathered from both domestic and foreign insurance companies.
Region / PrefectureNumber of
inquiries
(*1)
Number of
settled cases
(*2)
Number of
claim payments
Total amount of
claims paid
(in thousands of yen)
 Fukuoka 18,122 16,97712,203 7,591,932
 Saga 2,844 2,675 1,960 1,566,634
 Nagasaki791 751503 301,451
 Kumamoto 219,113 214,315 198,828 329,420,988
 Oita 14,800 14,307 11,658 9,303,215
 Miyazaki 453 413 280 253,068
 Kagoshima 388 374 204100,473
 Other prefectures 646 608 353 262,505
 Total 257,157 250,420 225,989 348,800,266

*1 The number of inquiries includes the number of cases where insurance companies received requests for damage investigations, inquiries about earthquake insurance coverage, and requests for advice on policyholder contracts. The number includes inquiries for both buildings and contents.

*2 The number of settled cases includes the those cases where claims were paid as well as those where claims were withdrawn as a result of actual investigations. It also includes cases that were resolved when insurance companies received inquiries.