Key figures related to insurance claims due to the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake as of September 30, 2016
(Oct. 7, 2016

The General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) has released the following updated figures as of September 30: 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
Number of
settled cases
Number of
claim payments
Total amount of
claims paid
(in thousands of yen)
 Fukuoka 20,844 19,96814,527 8,921,428
 Saga 3,287 3,078 2,288 1,776,605
 Nagasaki866 828559 328,728
 Kumamoto 223,220 221,057 205,161 340,555,598
 Oita 15,751 15,466 12,604 9,873,420
 Miyazaki 501 478 329 275,550
 Kagoshima 412 402 220107,910
 Other prefectures 680 645 379 279,384
Total 265,561261,922236,067362,118,623

*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*2 The number of settled cases includes the those cases where claims were paid as well as those where claims were withdrawn as a result of actual investigations.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.