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If the small business you own in Japan is best described as:
a commerce or an industry (not including lodging or entertainment industry) with up to 5 full time employees (not including part-timers, contract workers, or executives), or
a service industry, lodging, entertainment industry, manufacturing, or others with 20 full time employees (not including part-timers, contract workers, or executives),
then you may be qualified to receive “Jizokukahojokin”(小規模事業者持続化補助金), or “Subsidy for Sustaining Small Businesses”. If this is news to you, you would be among the *96% of small
business owners in Japan. If you were aware and applied for this subsidy program before but failed to receive it; you would be among the *33-61% of applicants who went home empty-handed

*source: https://hojokin-navi.com/hojokin-news/chusho-shokibo/shoukibo/20190221_shuokibo/?fbclid=IwAR3ZfaadvCgadsRqpyeQUVz6OmjwDJKA7fkMSjOxlUsYW_c_vLUR45u77pk

 

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What is Jizokukahojokin(小規模事業者持続化補助金) or Subsidy Program for Sustaining Small Businesses?

Jizokukahojokin(小規模事業者持続化補助金) or Subsidy Program for Sustaining Small Businesses is a subsidy program, supported by the Chamber of Commerce, conducted by “Zenkokushokokairengokai”(全国商工会連合会) or the National Federation of Commerce and Industry and “Nihonshokokaigisho”(日本商工会議所) or Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in order to sustain and develop small businesses in Japan. This support program grants subsidies to small businesses that operate in accordance with the organizations’ mission. The subsidy covers 2/3rds of the eligible cost incurred in business operations (as of 2020, the upper limit on the subsidy amount shall be 1,000,000¥[Fig.2]).

Source: http://www.shokokai.or.jp/jizokuka_r1h/doc/R1%E8%A3%9C%E6%AD%A3%E6%8C%81%E7%B6%9A%E5%8C%96%E8%A3%9C%E5%8A%A9%E9%87%91%E4%BA%A4%E4%BB%98%E8%A6%8F%E7%A8%8B[%E4%B8%80%E8%88%AC%E5%9E%8B].pdf?fbclid=IwAR2Vvah6mT6Vv1s5T8ttnzp7l1NtdahG1tMoCM82Mq4Fsyn4jLpcRGPUwbw

 

FAQ

Q: Can foreign nationals with business manager visas receive subsidies?  A: Yes.
Q: When is the next application deadline? A: August 7th 2020.
Q: If you fail to get the application approved, what’s going to happen next? A: We will reapply by the next application deadline, October 2nd 2020.
Q: I live in Tokyo. Do I have to inquire in person? A: No. We can do this by phone or online.

 

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