One-Stop Center supports foreign-affiliated firms advancing to Shizuoka Prefecture to build plants or business bases.

Investment Guide

Q. The situation of employment of Japan

A. There are any characteristics of Japanese employment system, “lifetime employment” and “pay system based on seniority”. Affected by advancing globalization and economy situation, these systems are diminishing, but there some old customs in presence.

Employment style

  • Those customs like lifetime employment and payment system based on seniority have been contributing to Japanese economic growth and stability.
  • The other hands there are many companies adopt systems like “part time worker” “Out sourcing” “Merit system” “Performance based payment system”
  • But Japanese length of employment is longer than any other countries in the world.

(%)

Country Shorter than

3 years

3≦ <5 5≦ <10 10≦
Japan 21.9 11.2 22.6 44.3
U.S.A. 33.0 16.5 21.5 29.0
Germany 28.9 9.1 17.8 42.2
France 23.9 7.7 19.8 48.6
Korea 54.5 11.3 14.5 19.7
Australia 45.4 15.1 18.3 21.2

*independent governmental labor policy research and training institution
Comparing international labor data book 2015

Productive age population(age 15~64)

  • It becomes big problem for the companies in Japan to secure sufficient labors for the lack of labor force effected by population decreasing, it is very important to prepare for establish business in Japan.

(Thousand, %)

Country 1990 2000 2010 2013
Japan  85,253(69.7)  85,731(68.2) 81,189 (63.8)  78,665(61.9)
U.S.A. 167,587(65.8) 188,645(66.3) 209,506(67.1) 212,806(66.5)
Germany  55,484(68.9)  56,836(68.1)  54,610(65.8)  54,411(65.8)
France  37,532(66.0)  38,514(65.0)  41,001(64.8)  41,092(63.9)
China 756,644(64.9) 864,730(67.5) 999,569(73.5) 1,012,761(66.2)
Korea  29,818(69.4)  32,967(71.7)  35,216(72.7)  35,933(72.9)
Australia  11,433(66.9)  12,878(66.9)  15,147(67.6)  15,546(66.6)

*Independent governmental labor policy research and training institution
Comparing international labor data book 2014

Information
  • 2017/09/22 26th Oct, 2017 Shizuoka Inevestment Seminar in Tokyoダウンロード
  • 2017/09/12 25th Nov. Recruit meeting (Global students and Companies) will be held. please check the information afterwards
  • 2017/07/11 6/8,7/14 foreign students and companies meeting
  • 2017/04/13 Shizuoka prefecture is ranked the top for six through years on output of medicine and medical equipment Shizuoka will promote accumulating those industry appealing distribution infrastructure like Tomei and Shin Tomei express way etc.
  • 2017/04/03 The survey “The Situation of New Establishment of Factory in Japan “ by METI 2016 shows the number of new establishment in Shizuoka pref. is the top of Japan. It is 74 cases in Shizuoka increased 19 cases compared to 2015. According to industry there are many cases of transportation machine, metal product and machine for manufacturing in western and central area.,

supporting
foreign-affiliated companies

One-Stop Center.

One-Stop Service Center | Shizuoka international Business Association.

Shizuoka International Business Association,
44-1 Ohtemachi, Aoi-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka 420-0853 Japan.

Telephone:
+81-(0)54-254-5161

Facsimile:
+81-(0)54-251-1918

* Under entrustment from the Shizuoka prefectural government, the Center is operated by the Shizuoka International Business Association (SIBA).

* The cost for the operation of the Center is born by the prefectural government. Anyone can use the Center free of charge.