An agreement effective October 1, 2005, between the United States and Japan improves Social Security protection for people who work or have worked in both countries. It helps many people who, without the agreement, would not be eligible for monthly retirement, disability or survivors benefits under the Social Security system of one or both countries. This agreement states the entire understanding and agreement between the parties with respect to its subject matter. The EMPLOYER has made no promises to EMPLOYEE other than those contained in this Agreement. This Agreement may be modified, or any provision waived, only by a signed written agreement of the affected parties. This form needs to be updated and adapted to the needs of the user by a qualified labor attorney. This page does not constitute legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice from a qualified labor attorney.