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
  • 2017/12/08 Exchange meeting at Shizuoka University of Art and Culture =Foreign students and Japanese students with companies
  • 2017/12/08 Japanese government is considering New resident status in Japan “Preparing for Foundation”
  • 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

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.