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COVID-19 Related Information

Other special subsidies and subvention relevant to COVID-19 pandemic

The following list is links to information about other special subsidies and subvention relevant to COVID-19 pandemic to be provided by Japanese govenment.

A special subsidy for the employer who granted a certain parent special paid leave for kid’s absence from school

Notice of subvention

Outline of the Subsidy (pdf file)

The employer could receive a subsidy for the salary amount up to 8,330 yen per day by its application before September 30, 2020, if the employer paid the following employee who took the special paid leave other than annual paid leave to take care of his/her kid(s) between February 27 and June 30, 2020, his/her salary as a special paid leave by the employee’s salary amount per day.

1. the employee’s kid went to an elementary school and its equivalents but was required to refrain from attending or using those in order to avoid COVID-19 infections; or

2. the employee’s kid him/herself infected COVID-19 and needed to be absent from the school and/or its equivalents.

(many other detailed requirements needed to be fulfilled)

Subvention for a parent who needs to take care of kid(s) in an elementary school or equivalents that were closed on account of COVID-19 infection (for a sole proprietor being engaged in entrusted business)

Notice of subvention

For a parent who had kid(s) in an elementary school or equivalents, 4,100 yen per day during from February 27 to June 30, 2020, if all of the following conditions are fulfilled:

1. The parent actually took care of his/her kid between February 27 and June 30, 2020, and the kid was

  • in an elementary school or equivalents that was closed on account of COVID-19 infection, or
  • appropriately absent from the school because of being a patient or suspected patient with COVID-19 infection, or
  • in need of daily medical care or having pre-existing disease that was at high risk of becoming severe when become infected with COVID-19

2. the parent was entered into an contract for entrusted business as a sole proprietor who would deal with the business by him/herself before the kid’s school closure or absence from the school; and the contract specified the contents of services, place and or day and time of services to be provided and the remuneration would be calculated by day or time or amounts of service or deliverables; and

3. the parent became unable to provide his/her service according to the contract because of his/her need to take care of kid(s) during the kid’s school closure or absence from the school.

Special measures to relax the requirements for payment of employment adjustment subsidy

Notice of special measures on the Subsidy

Outline of the Subsidy (pdf file)

Small and medium-sized enterprises that were temporarily closed or reduced operating hours of their business and paid leave allowances to their employees without terminating their employment could receive the same amounts of the allowances as employment adjustment subsidy, if:

1. the enterprise temporarily closed or reduced operating hours of their business in compliance with such requests from a governor of a local government under Act on Special Measures against New Type of Influenza;

2. the enterprise paid 100% leave allowances to the employees absent from the work;

3. the paid amounts were more than 60% of the employees' original salary amounts and beyond 8,330 yen per day as well;

4. even if the enterprise does not fulfill all of the above requirements, if it paid more than 60% of the employees' original salary amounts as leave allowances, then the amounts beyond 60% of those amounts (but the subsidy is limited up to 8,330 yen per day);

5. the production data, such as sales amount or amount of production, in the previous month of the filing a plan for suspension of operation was decreased more than 5%, or 10% if the first day of the suspension was not between April 1 and June 30 of 2020, from the data of the same month the year before, or two years before, or any month within the previous 12 months; and

6. total number of days of suspension of operation are more than one fortieth of regular working days of the employees

(some more conditions are required and partial payments would be made for some other cases)

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