A person with an average monthly income of 220,000 yen and who has worked in Japan for three years can now apply for a refund of about 730,000 yen (about 580,000 yen from pension and 150,000 yen from tax) (*The amount may vary depending on the insured period.)


Please choose Standard Plan if you want both your pension premium (lump sum withdrawal) refund and tax refund. If you have already received your pension premium (lump sum withdrawal) or have not yet get tax refund, please apply Tax Plan.

Voice of a customer

【Mr. A’s pension premium refund and Tax refund experience】

I was debating as to which company I should ask for support for the lump sum withdrawal claim. We selected this site, certain that it was reliable and showed professionalism. I now know that I have made the right decision.  From the initial application to the withholding tax refund, the whole process was very smooth.

I am very satisfied by their clear and thorough responses every step of the way. Thank you very much!

What is a lump sum withdrawal?

Even if one is from a foreign country, if he or she wishes to work in Japan, they—that is, if they are between the ages of 20 and 70 and have an address in Japan--must join a pension with some exceptions regardless of their nationality or length of stay. However, if you return home less than 10 years (120 months) to qualify for the pension, you will not be eligible for the basic pension for old age in Japan. But if you have paid a pension for more than six months, you can claim a lump sum withdrawal. You can claim a lump sum withdrawal within two years of the date of return (the date of loss of insured qualification). You can also apply for a refund of the tax deducted from the lump sum withdrawal within five years of receiving the lump sum withdrawal.

Japan Return Service

Inoue Social Insurance Lawyer's Office and East International Tax Accountant's Corporation operate a service called "Japan Return," which provides application procedures and corresponding tax refund procedures for lump sum withdrawals that foreign workers can claim after returning to their home countries. Withdrawal lump sum pension application procedures are handled by Inoue Social Insurance Laboratory and East International Tax Accountant Corporation respectively.

The total fee is 30,000 yen for withdrawal lump sum pension application procedures and tax refund procedures, and 20,000 yen for tax refund procedures only. We aim to build services that are much cheaper than other businesses and that are easier for foreigners to use by expanding local foreign language services.

Press Release                                        https://www.atpress.ne.jp/news/296844   

East International Tax Accountant’s Corporation https://www.east-tax.com

Inoue Social Insurance Lawyer’s Office      https://www.risingsun-sr.com


Flow after application

For Standard Plan , the process is as follows.
For Tax Plan, the process starts from Step 4.

Step[Customer] Application and necessary documents sent
StepInoue Social Insurance Lawyer's Office】Application for lump sum withdrawal

We will fill out the application form based on the information and documents you gave us and apply on behalf of you.

Step[Pension Office] Remittance of withdrawal lump sum payment directly to customer's overseas account

It will take about 3-4 months for refund.Income tax is automatically deducted by about 20%.

Step[East International Tax Accountant Corporation] Application for refund of income tax deducted in STEP ③

It will take about 1-2months for refund.
StepTax Accountant Corporation] Remittance of refund to your bank account

I will send you the amount after deducting the remuneration. This service will be terminated upon remittance.

StepInoue Social Insurance Lawyer's Office】Application for lump sum withdrawal

We will fill out the application form based on the information and documents you gave us and apply on behalf of you.

Those eligible for a lump sump withdrawal

1) Must not have Japanese nationality

2)  Must not have an address in Japan

3)  The membership period must be at least 6 months.

4) The membership period is less than 10 years (not eligible for the elderly welfare pension)

5)  Two years have not passed since the insured person died (from the date of his/her loss of Japanese address).

※Not applicable if you have already had the right to receive insurance benefits such as disability welfare pension.

Pension Tax Return

You can claim it within 5 years of receiving the withdrawal lump sum.

Required documents

Copy of your passport

A copy of your passport confirming your last departure from Japan,name, date of birth, nationality, signature, and status of residence.

Note: Before leaving the country, please prepare a resident card
with the scheduled date of return.

Copy of pension book

A copy of the first page of the pension book containing the basic annuity number, name, date of birth, gender, and date of delivery -Other documents that can confirm the basic pension number are also acceptable.

Bank account

Bank name, branch name, account number, and claimant’s own account name that can be used in Japanese or overseas accounts


※If you designate an account of a Japanese financial institution as a transfer destination account, it will be transferred in Japanese yen. ※If you specify an account of an overseas financial institution as a transfer destination account, the money will be transferred in the specified currency.

※ East International Tax Office will pay the tax refund after the tax administrator receive the expense in Japanese yen.

Copy of My Number Card or Residence Card front and back

Copy of My Number Card or Residence Card front and back

Germany, America, Belgium, France, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Spain, Ireland, Brazil, Switzerland, Hungary, India, Luxembourg, Philippines, Slovakia

If the above countries receive a lump sum withdrawal payment, the period will no longer be counted from the period of social insurance calculation in their home countries.

Terms and Conditions

These Terms and Conditions of Use (hereinafter referred to as "Terms") stipulate the terms and conditions of use of the services provided on this website by East International Tax Accountant Corporation and Inoue Social Insurance Labor Office (hereinafter referred to as "Operator").Registered users (hereinafter referred to as "Users") are required to use this Service in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.

Article 1 (Application) This Agreement shall apply to any relationship between the user and us regarding the use of this Service.

Article 2 (Registration of Use)
1. Applicants for registration apply for registration in accordance with the method determined by the operator, and the operator approves it, and the registration is completed.
2. If the operator determines that the applicant for registration of use has the following reasons, he/she may not approve the application for registration of use, and he/she shall not be obliged to disclose any reason.
(1) Cases where false information is reported when applying for registration of use
(2) In the case of an application from a person who has violated these Terms and Conditions.
(3) In other cases where the operator determines that the registration of use is not appropriate.

Article 3 (Handling of Personal Information)
Based on this service, the operator will use the user's personal information for the purpose of applying for a pension refund and income tax refund.We do not provide any personal information of the user to any third party other than in accordance with laws and regulations.

Article 4 (Usage fees and payment methods)
In return for the use of this Service, the user shall pay the usage fee separately determined by the operator and displayed on this website in the manner specified by the operator.

Article 5 (Business Contract Relationship)
The user agrees to enter into a contract for each business by requesting a withdrawal lump sum payment from the Inoue Social Insurance Labor Office and an income tax refund for the withdrawal lump sum payment from the East International Tax Accountant Corporation.

Article 6 (Prohibited Matters)
Users shall not perform the following actions when using this Service:
(1) Acts in violation of laws and regulations or public order.
(2) Acts related to criminal acts.
(3) Acts of destroying or obstructing the functions of the operator's server or network.
(4) Acts that may interfere with the operation of the operator's services.
(5) Collecting or storing personal information, etc. about other users.
(6) Acts of impersonating another user
(7) the act of giving direct or indirect benefits to antisocial forces in connection with the services of the operator;
(8) Other acts deemed inappropriate by the operator.

Article 7 (Suspension, etc. of the provision of this Service)
1. The operator may suspend or suspend the provision of this Service in whole or in part without prior notice to the user if he/she determines that there are any of the following reasons:
(1) When performing maintenance checks or updates of computer systems related to this Service
(2) When it is difficult to provide this service due to force majeure such as earthquakes, lightning strikes, fires, power outages, or natural disasters,
(3) When a computer or communication line, etc. is stopped due to an accident
(4) In other cases where the Company deems it difficult to provide this service,
2. The operator shall not be liable for any disadvantage or damage suffered by the user or a third party due to the suspension or interruption of the service.

Article 8 (Restrictions on Use and Cancellation of Registration)
1. The operator may restrict the use of this Service in whole or in part or cancel the registration as a user without prior notice in the following cases:
(1) In the event of a breach of any provision of these Regulations.
(2) If it is found that there is a false fact in the registered matter
(3) In other cases where the operator deems the use of this service inappropriate.
2. The operator shall not be liable for any damage caused to the user by the operator under this Article.

Article 9 (Disclaimer)
1. The operator's liability for default shall be waived if it is not intentional or gross negligence of the operator.
2. The operator shall not be responsible for any application for a pension refund or income tax refund under this Service if all the necessary documents are not available for each application within two weeks of the statutory application deadline.
3. The operator shall not be responsible for any transactions, communications or disputes arising between the user and another user or third party in connection with this Service.

Article 10 (Change of Terms of Use)
If deemed necessary, the operator may change these Terms and Conditions at any time without notifying the user.

Article 11 (Notice or Communication)
Notifications or communications between users and operators shall be made in accordance with the manner determined by the operator.

Article 12 (Prohibition of Transfer of Rights and Obligations)
Users may not transfer or provide security to third parties their status or rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior written consent of the operator.

Article 13 (General Provisions)
1. When interpreting these Terms and Conditions, Japanese law shall be the governing law.
2. In the event of a dispute concerning this service, the Tokyo District Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction over the agreement.