Reissuance of a state of emergency and 2nd Cash Handout of Japan

Reissuance of a state of emergency and 2nd Cash Handout of Japan

Reissuance of a state of emergency and 2nd Cash Handout of Japan

In the case you are operating a business in Japan and received impact owing to reissuance of state of emergency, you can read through this post.
Even if you are in Okinawa (where state of emergency was not reissued, it is OK).

In order to apply for this Cash Handout, sales amount should be decreased due to state of emergency by 50% or more.

Calculation formula of cash benefits

Sales amount in 2020 or 2019
January 900,000 yen
February 1 million yen
March 800,000 yen

Sales amount in 2021
January 1 million yen
February 400,000 yen (owing to a State of Emergency)
March 1 million yen

In this case you can say sales amount in February in 2021 is decreased by 50% or more compared to 2020 or 2019.

Then 1 million yen – 400,000 yen = 600,000 yen.

600,000 yen * 3 months = 1.8 million yen.

However you can not receive 1.8 million yen.
Maximum amount is 600,000 yen (in the case of company) or 300,000 yen (in the case of sole proprietor).

Details of cash handout of Japan

Government of Japan reissued State of emergency and extended it (By 7th March 2021) in some area.

Owing to a State of Emergency, the number of persons who go out decreased and it influenced wide range of business operators (even if they are located in area where state of emergency is not issued).

Owing to a State of Emergency, restaurant business operators are suffered from negative impact.
(even if they are located in area where state of emergency is not issued)

And business operators who sale food to such restaurant have also receive some negative impact.

Moreover, a state of emergency caused some impact toward retaier shop and hotel business operators, taxi driver (even if they are located in area where a State of Emergency is NOT issued. Because their customers come from Tokyo etc.).

So government of Japan announced that wide range of business operators can apply for this additional Cash Handout.

If a person sales merchandise (ex. chopsticks) to a restaurant that is in state of emergency area or not (directly or indirectly), it can apply for this Cash Handout.
(as far as there is negative impact of a state of emergency)

If a person maintains equipment of a restaurant that is in state of emergency area or not for business, it can apply for this Cash Handout.
(as far as there is negative impact of a state of emergency)

Assumed that a person is operating language school in Okinawa.
She is not located in area where state of emergency is issued.
Her customers are only neighboring persons.
However some persons hesitate to go out to come to her school.
In that case she may not be able to apply for this Cash Handout.

As for detailed process to apply for this Cash Handout, it is not determined.
Application will be submitted in March 2021.
In Japanese language, it is named “Ichiji Shienkin一時支援金”