Working Remotely in Japan

What are the rules and regulations that companies have to follow when their team members work remotely in Japan?

Overview on remote work regulations in Japan

Official notices on telework issued by the MHLW (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) clarify that employers should record employees' working time even when they work from home. The place where employees lead their daily private lives (that is, home) under the related MHLW notice becomes the workplace.

It is expected to be a safe place for the employee by definition. There are no mandatory requirements regarding training or equipment. Still, the MHLW recommends that employers provide their telework employees with the necessary guidance based on the Occupational Health Guidelines on Information Device Work at the Office.


  • JPY 150,000/month

Recommended allowances

  • N/A

Additional allowances

  • N/A
For more details about remote working regulations in countries around the world check out our remote work regulations guide.

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