By the labor law in Japan, employment agreements are required  for any type of employment, i.e. a signed offer letter alone does not fulfill this requirement.

There are specific requirements and parts to be included for each type of employment type agreement in Japan.  

When a company employs 10 or more employees, it is required to publish and register “Rules of Employment” with the appropriate administrative office. In such case employment agreements can be simplified to list only the basic terms of employment specific to each employee with the remaining rules substituted by the set of the Rules of Employment.
 
Careful drafting of an employment agreement requires skill, experience, and knowledge of all aspects of the labor law.  


We can assist you with adapting your existing Employment Agreement template(s) to be compliant with the labor law and standards or provide latest templates that can be further tailored to fit your company culture and preferred policies.