Are you having challenges to hire and manage employees in Japan?

Tap onto a wider talent pool in Japan to fast track your business expansion. 

  This is a common struggle for many high growth companies due to the language barriers, cultural differences and the complex, ever-changing employment laws.  Look no further than our employer of record solution.

  We provide a comprehensive employment solution, so you can focus on your core business while we take care of the rest.

Why Choose Our Employer of Record Solution?

1. Compliance with local employment laws
2. Reduced hiring time and cost
3. Minimized legal and financial risks
4. Dedicated HR support and expertise
5. Seamless onboarding and payroll management
6. Access to a wider talent pool

How Our Employer of Record Solution Works?

Our process is simple and efficient. First, we hire the employee on your behalf and become their  official employer.

  Then, we manage all legal and administrative tasks, including payroll, taxes,  benefits, and compliance.

  Finally, we work closely with you to ensure a smooth and successful
onboarding process.

Why Choose Us as Your Employer of Record?

1. Price transparency
Our solution offers complete transparency in pricing, so you know exactly what you’re paying for and can manage your workforce costs more effectively.

2. Compliance
Our all-in-one compliance management system simplifies HR processes across jurisdictions, freeing up your time to focus on growing your business.

3. Advisory
With our platform, you have access to local compliance experts who can guide you through the complexities of managing a distributed workforce, ensuring that you stay compliant with local laws and regulations.

Get Started Today : Don’t let the complexities of employment laws in Japan slow down your business growth.

Choose our employer of record solution and simplify your hiring process.

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Japan Country Overview

Japan is a sovereign island nation located in East Asia. It is the fourth largest island country in the world with a population of over 126 million people. The country is known for its rich culture, unique traditions, and advanced technology.

  Japan has a high-income mixed economy, the third largest in the world by nominal GDP, and is a major exporter of various goods, including automobiles, electronics, and steel.

  The country is also home to numerous landmarks and tourist destinations, including Tokyo, its bustling capital city, and Mount Fuji, its iconic mountain. The Japanese people enjoy a high standard of living and the country has a highly developed healthcare system.

Capital City



Japanese Yen (JPY)

Principal Language



Parliamentary constitutional monarchy

Employment Contracts

There are several types of employment contracts in Japan, including:

1.Regular Employee Contract (Seishain): This is a permanent and full-time employment contract that provides job security and various benefits, such as health insurance and paid leave.

2. Non-Regular Employee Contract (Hi-sei): This type of contract includes part-time, temporary, and fixed-term employment. Non-regular employees usually receive fewer benefits compared to regular employees.

3. Dispatched Employee Contract (Haken): This type of contract is for employees who are dispatched to a company by a staffing agency.

4. Part-Time Employee Contract (Arubaito): This is a contract for individuals who work fewer hours than regular employees.

5. Internship Contract (Intānshipu): This type of contract is for students or recent graduates who work at a company to gain experience.

6. Freelance Contract (Furīraunsu): This type of contract is for self-employed individuals who provide services to clients on a project basis.

Working Hours

The standard work week in Japan is 40 hours, which is typically spread over five days, Monday to Friday.

Public Holidays

Here is a list of national holidays in Indonesia:

1. New Year’s Day (January 1st)
2. Coming of Age Day (2nd Monday in January)
3. National Foundation Day (February 11th)
4. Vernal Equinox Day (Around March 20th)
5. Shōwa Day (April 29th)
6. Constitution Memorial Day (May 3rd)
7. Greenery Day (May 4th)
8. Children’s Day (May 5th)
9. Marine Day (3rd Monday in July)
10. Mountain Day (August 11th)
11. Respect for the Aged Day (3rd Monday in September)
12. Autumnal Equinox Day (Around September 23rd)
13. Sports Day (2nd Monday in October)
14. Culture Day (November 3rd)
15. Labor Thanksgiving Day (November 23rd)
16. Emperor’s Birthday (December 23rd)

In addition to these national holidays, there are also regional holidays and specific holidays observed by certain organizations and companies

Employee Benefits

In Japan, there are several government-run social security organizations that provide various benefits to citizens, including health insurance, pension plans, and unemployment insurance. Some of the main organizations include:

1.Japan Pension Service (Kokumin Nenkin):

This organization administers the national pension plan, which provides retirement benefits to citizens.

2. National Health Insurance (Kokumin Kenkō Hoken):

This insurance program provides comprehensive medical coverage for citizens, including inpatient and outpatient care, prescription drugs, and mental health services.

3. Employment Insurance (Shakai Hoken):

This insurance program provides benefits to workers who lose their jobs, including unemployment benefits and job training programs.

4. Workers’ Accident Compensation Insurance (Rōdō sekinin hoken):

This insurance program provides benefits to workers who are injured or become ill as a result of their job.

  All employees are required to participate in the national pension plan, health insurance, and employment insurance programs. Employers and employees both contribute to the cost of these programs through payroll taxes.

  The amounts contributed vary depending on the individual’s income and other factors, but typically the employer covers around 70% of the total cost, while the employee covers the remaining 30%.

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