BlogNotices from the International Relations Department

【To businesses】Rent Support Funds(家賃支援給付金)

Application Period Closed

Money will be paid to businesses which have been seriously affected due to COVID-19, so that they are able to pay land rent and building rent.

【Cash Payment】

Corporation Maximum of 6 million yen
Sole proprietor Maximum of 3 million yen
※The sum of money provided is calculated based on the amount of rent paid in the 1 month period preceding the day of application.

【Eligible Entities (who can receive the money)】

Corporations, medium-size businesses with 1 billion yen of capital or less, small and medium-sized businesses, or small business owners
※Corporations which are not businesses such as medical corporations, agricultural corporations, NPOs, and social welfare corporations are also eligible.
Sole proprietors
※Freelance workers, etc. are also eligible.

【Application Period】

Until January 15, 2021.

【How to Apply】

Please apply online from the “Rent Support Fund” homepage.

※Those who cannot apply online can directly apply together with support staff at the Application Support Venue(申請(しんせい)サポート会場(かいじょう)).

Please see the “Rent Support Fund” page on the Ministry of Economy’s website for details. (Japanese only)


Rent Support Fund Call Center
Operating Hours:Weekdays and Sundays 8:30a.m. – 7:00p.m. (excluding Saturdays and National Holidays)

If you need interpretation support, please call the Interpretation Support Hotline of the Sendai Multicultural Center.
TEL: 022-224-1919 (available from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.)
E-mail: tabunka* (replace「*」with「@」)