Closure subsidy by Tokyo metropolitan government

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has already decided to provide a “cooperative payment to prevent the spread of infection” to a wide range of industries, such as restaurants and entertainment facilities, that cooperated in the closure of the business from April 16 to May 6. (This is a separate measure from cash subsidy by the state government).  Applications are accepted from April 22 to June 15, 2020.

Besides, according to a report yesterday, May 5, the Tokyo metropolitan government has decided to provide additional cooperation subsidy for stores and facilities that will be closed from May 7 to May 31. The amount is 500,000 yen for one store, or 1,000,000 yen for multiple stores, the same as the amount that has already been decided.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will submit a budget for this case to the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly at the end of May.

news: NHK

Here’s a look at the closure cooperation subsidy for the period from April 16 to May 6, which has already been determined to be paid.

Application period

April 22 to June 15, 2020.

Eligible business operators

This is a small and medium-sized business that responds to store closures and shortened operations in Tokyo from April 16 to May 6.

How to apply

You can apply online through the dedicated website. You can also mail or bring yours.

Required Documents

Application form and confirmation form


Documents showing that the business has been in operation since before the emergency measures (tax return, photo of the shop, a certified copy of the register, etc.)

Permits, licenses, etc. required for business

Identity verification documents (driver’s license, passport, etc.)

Documents that show the status of the holiday (website, flyers, store posters, etc. that announce the closure)

Bank account transfer request form

We recommend pre-checks by experts to ensure a smooth application process. An expert is tax accountant, certified public accountant, and small business diagnostician in Tokyo.

Target facilities

Here, we will introduce some of the target facilities and some of the non-target facilities.

Details are here.

Example of the target facilities

Cabaret, snack bar, bar, pub, deli, sex shop, adult shop, manga cafe, internet cafe, karaoke box, live house, Japanese school, foreign language school, international school, cram school, English conversation class, music class, flower arrangement and painting class, ballet class, gymnastics class, pachinko, sports club, yoga studio, game center, meeting room for rent, jewelry and gold and silver dealer, second-hand dealer, second-hand bookstore, toy store, video rental shop, outdoor goods store, souvenir shop, travel agency, idol goods store, nail salon, eyelash extension, public bath, sauna, tanning salon, photo studio, art dealer, kindergarten, elementary school, junior high school, high school, university, hotel (for meetings), inn (for meetings), pet shop

Example of the non-target facilities which is unavailable for the closure subsidy

Online classes, tutors, churches, pawnshops, nurseries, certified kindergartens, after-school clubs, welfare services for the disabled, facilities for the elderly, other social welfare facilities, hospitals, dentists, pharmacies, acupuncture, moxibustion, massage, orthopedic clinics, grocery stores, convenience stores, supermarkets, shoe stores, clothing stores, general merchandise stores, stationery stores, liquor stores, hotels, capsule hotels, inns, lodging houses, lodgings, love hotels, weekly apartments, buses, taxis, trains, home delivery, factories, workshops, government offices, offices, barbershops, beauty salons, public bathhouses, warehouses for rent, real estate, tobacco and book stores, electronics stores, 100 yen shops, dry cleaners, etc.

Restaurants (coffee shops, izakayas, Japanese sweets, and confectionery shops)

Stores that are open between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. are required to be open between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m. Requested that liquor is served no later than 7 p.m. (excluding home delivery and take-out).
For example, a store that used to be open until 10:00 p.m. is now open until 8:00 p.m. or a store that shortens its opening hours from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. is eligible. If you are closed for the entire day, you are also available. If the store is not open between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., with opening a takeaway service, you are eligible for payment.