|Population||About 126.5 million|
|Time Zone||GMT + 9|
|Currency||1 Yen (JPY) = 100 sen|
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No entry visa for nationals from Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei , Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland , Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Malaysia , Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand , Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States & Uruguay.
Entry visa for all other nationals.
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Work Permit subject to Certificate of Eligibility required for all foreign nationals.
Residence registration and issue of Residence Card required for all foreign nationals.
Non-residents working in Japan for less than a year are liable for national income tax only on their Japanese income.
Non-permanent residents working in Japan from one to to five years in the preceding ten years are liable for national and local inhabitant taxes on their Japanese income and on any foreign income brought into Japan.
Residents working in the country for more than five years in the preceding ten years are liable for national and local income taxes on their income worldwide.
Income tax: progressive up to 40%
Prefectural tax: 4%
Municipal tax: 6%
Obligatory Social Security contributions.
Employer contributions: 15.24%;
Employee contributions: 19.628%.
The income retention depends amongst others on the duration of the assignment, contract rate, marital status and taxation and social security agreements between Japan and the foreign nationals' country.
Please contact Access Financial for more information.