Income Support and the Pandemic

Many workers in Japan are suffering economically from the effects of the covid-19 pandemic. There is some relief.

  1. KYUGYO TEATE: salary benefits that your employer must pay if there is no work for you and you are sent home.
  2. Employment Adjustment Subsidy: paid to employers to cover KYUGYO TEATE payments to employees.
  3. Sustainment Benefit for Freelancers: if you are a non-employee (like many members at GABA and NOVA), you can apply to receive up to one million yen in benefits.
  4. Special Cash Payment: 100,000 yen subsidy available to all who were registered residents of Japan as of 27 April 2020.

Please see an explanation of the four systems at this link.