COVID-19 : Support Measures and Information in Japan

According to a report by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, the number of people infected by Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) in Japan has exceeded 13,000 (as of April 26, 2020).

Here are some useful information and sites for foreigners living or running business in Japan, and who are in need of financial assistance.

For Employers and Self-employed

Support Measures by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for companies concerning the impact of Covid-19
* Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
https://www.meti.go.jp/english/covid-19/index.html

Information about cash flow support
* Financial Services Agency
https://www.fsa.go.jp/en/ordinary/coronavirus202001/06.pdf

Announce to foreign workers : An enlightenment poster of the infection prevention written in English
* Yumiko Kamioka’s blog (Certified Social Security and Labor consultant, our member)

For individuals

Information about Fixed-amount cash handout (100,000 JPY)
— For residents in Japan who are registered in Basic Resident Registration System as of April 27, 2020
— Application is required at local government
* Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (Japanese)
https://www.soumu.go.jp/menu_seisaku/gyoumukanri_sonota/covid-19/kyufukin.html

* Kanagawa prefecture (Translate tool is available)
https://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/docs/v2x/gyousei/kyufukin.html

General information and Q & A of Covid-19
* Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kenkou_iryou/dengue_fever_qa_00014.html

Information about Visa, Immigration etc. from Immigration Services Agency
* Ministry of Justice
http://www.moj.go.jp/EN/nyuukokukanri/kouhou/m_nyuukokukanri01_00003.html

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Shiho Suzuki

Attorney-at-Law, Sumikawa Law Office, Kawasaki city