"fertility treatments....are not covered by national health insurance......there is no age limit for receiving the subsidy, only an income ceiling (¥7.3 million a year), and a couple can be reimbursed for up to 10 treatments over a period of five years.....The maximum amount of a single payment is ¥150,000, while the cost of IV fertilization is between ¥300,000 and ¥400,000. Since 2010 only 29,000 babies were born as a result of IV procedures covered by the subsidy."
Source:Koda’s baby gaffe may find different reception now
By Philip Brasor
August 10th 2013