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

Investment Guide

Q. Employment system in Japan (hiring employee)

A.  It is a main employment opportunity at new graduating period: April, but there are many irregular hiring times depend on generalization of job changing. And there are examples using temporary staff agency. In actually hiring it is better go to public labor agency and employment agency.

One stop center for foreign companies of Shizuoka prefecture introduce specialists experienced and human resources in Shizuoka.

Hiring new graduate

  • Japanese education agency adopt education period from April to next March for a year so generally the start of the employment is first April, and the examination for hiring is out on former Spring to Autumn.
  • In case hiring high school students apply job information to high schools through public employment agency. In case hiring university students apply job information to each university’s division charged in careers section directly, or in recently each university student will apply to the company directly.
  • If the company has relation with the university, they may contact the teacher.
    Generally flow of hiring is ①visit company, ②interview・ examination etc.

Hiring experienced person

  • In case of hiring experienced person it is possible to hire any time.
  • Generally it will be used job advertisement of newspaper and magazine and offering public employment agency. In recently the case of offering private employment agency is increasing.
  • There two types intermediation of employment
    <General introducing>
    Depend on the both offers the agencies making the match of company and person
    <Executive search>
    Depend on company’s need the agency recruit suitable person
  • The fee for hiring is depend on success (contingent fee), it will cost 20-30% of wages of employee planned.

Dispatched worker and part-time worker

  • There are cases using the private temporary agency.
  • Those cases the company contract private agency for hiring temporary worker and the agency will make contract with the worker each time. There many needs especially these works “OA machine operation” ”filing” “creating papers” “accounting”
  • If in the case of easy work it is used part time worker hiring through advertisement of newspaper etc. in the case of special work it is used temporary agency.
  • The laws of labor protection are adopted for temporary and part time workers.
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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.