Application for Special Cash Payment

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Published: May 18, 2020

Foreign residents living in Japan and registered with the Basic Resident Registration System are eligible to apply for Special Cash Payment, financial aid established by the Japanese government at a value of JPY 100,000 per person . Japanese residents who had been living abroad, including students studying abroad, and returned to Japan before April 27, 2020 are also eligible once they have completed the procedure to reactivate their residence status . They are eligible even if they complete said procedure after April 27.
For details, please check the following official websites of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications:

English: https://www.soumu.go.jp/main_content/000685956.pdf
Chinese: https://www.soumu.go.jp/main_content/000685957.pdf

https://www.soumu.go.jp/menu_seisaku/gyoumukanri_sonota/covid-19/kyufukin.html?fbclid=IwAR2_Yjv0VKTYMHG7Rrha3MmhqXbMzZ3R1V7FtYVVdMvQZzp0lHutJYcIUA
https://kyufukin.soumu.go.jp/ja-JP/index.html (in Japanese only)

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