If an employer has joined the Workers' Accident Compensation Insurance, the compensation will be dealt with by this insurance when an employee is injured on the job.
Only the compensation for temporary disability for the first 3 days shall be directly covered by the accident compensation system of the Labor Standards Law.
All the premiums shall be born by the employer.
The premium rate is 3.0/1000 to 50/1000 depending on the category of business.
A benefit shall also be provided in case the employee is injured due to an accident while he/she is commuting.
Employment Insurance System (Koyo Hoken)
The employment insurance system shall provide benefits which ensure displaced employees a stable life until they find a new job.
This insurance shall also be provided to foreign employees. However, oversees public servants, those who are covered by any overseas unemployment compensation system, and those who are expats to establishments in Japan after being hired abroad, are unable to join this insurance system. The insurance enrollment procedures will be undertaken by employers at the appropriate public employment security office.
Insurance premiums shall be paid by both employer and employee, each of their share defined according to the employee's salary/wages.
Ordinary enterprises: employer 8.5/1000, employee 5/1000