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

Investment Guide

Q. Tax rate revel of Japan in the world

A. Corporate tax revel comparing in the world is showed in the list below researched by  the ministry of finance(actual tax rate)

Country or region Basic rate Important matter
Japan 2012~2013 37.00% Capital over 100 million yen,

But not included fixed tax out of pro forma standard taxation nor over tax of local government

2014 34.62%
2015~2016 29.97%
2017 29.74%
U.S.A.(California) 40.75% Not include city corporate tax(ex.5% in NY)
France 33.33% Not include corporate income social tax
Germany(national avg.) 29.72% Business tax rate is differ depend on city
China 25.00% Both national and local government
Korea(Seoul) 24.20% Need added fixed tax depend capital, number of employee
England 20.00%  
Singapore 17.00%  

Looking for actual tax rate, Japanese rate has been diminishing year by year and it will be reduced from now on. But it is relatively high revel in the world.

But the view point of business cost, there are many important issues beside for tax. Actually it is important to consider comprehensive comparing and judgement based on concrete business plan.

  • Japanese VAT rate revel is cheapest in the world.(Japan 8%, China17%, France19.6%, Germany19%)
  • Generally Japanese social insurance cost is lower than EU countries(social insurance cost of corporation per GDP:Japan5.1%, germany6.7%, france11.3%(2010)
  • Actual cost of corporation is affected by current exchange rate.
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  • 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.,

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.



* 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.