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

Investment Guide

Q. Payment system of japan

A. The rule of Japanese payment system is below

Basic principle

  • The wage has to be paid to the employee “over one time in a month” “at the decided day” “by the currency” and “directly”
  • But if accepted by the employee, it is possible to pay to the bank account.

Security of minimum wage

  • Law of the security minimum wage, the minimum wage is prescribed for each prefecture.
  • Minimum wage of main prefecture in 2019 is below
  • Minimum wage is increasing because of the lack of labor shortage.

(yen, hourly wage)

Hokkaido Tokyo Kanagawa Shizuoka Aichi Osaka Fukuoka average
Minimum wage 861 1,013 1,011 885 926 964 841 901

*The ministry of health, labor and welfare

Wage system

  •  Monthly salary: usually Japanese company pay wage monthly. In addition to the monthly wage pays two times bonus in summer and winter.
  • Japanese wagea

    a salary is consist of basic wage, (several kinds of allowance “housing,
    Family and transportation etc.)

    b the weight of bonus is large in wage. (private company’s bonus is usually 4-5 months of salary equivalent : Japan business federation)

  • The company is increasing to introduce annual salary system. Under the Japanese legal of labor, it is advantageous for employees.

Retirement allowance

  • Almost of Japanese company has retirement allowance system and the amount of allowance depends on the salary, working year and the reason of retirement.
  • Those allowance is favor for employee at taxation (ex. the subject of taxation is treated as 1/2)
  • The company’s reserve fund for retirement allowance is treated cost in taxation under required condition.
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  • 2020/07/10 Meti’s support measures Covid19
  • 2020/05/13 guide to special support cash payments pdf file for 11 languages

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.