January 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Olympics Memorial Youth Center (NYC)

Title: “My Number” – Mastering the System
An Indispensable Seminar for SME* Owners on Implement “My Number” Measures
*SME: small- and medium-sized enterprises

Speaker: Haruo Ito

Japan’s My Number System (Social Security and Tax Identification Number System assigning Japan’s residents an “Individual Number”) is now in full force, yet many have little understanding of how the system works. Questions I often hear include:  What should we be doing? and How does it affect my situation? Yet the most common is: “I don’t even know whom to ask about it.” I hope to provide the answers in this seminar on My Number.
Like it or not, this is no time to bury your head in the sand. All business entities – from corporations to individual businesses, including freelance translators – are responsible for My Number paperwork and constraints associated with the acquisition and management of My Numbers; they are subject to heavy penalties, including criminal punishment, if they leak personal information.
Expected repercussions notwithstanding, most business operators either seem unaware of the need for urgent response or have been slow to implement concrete preparations.
I will begin by clarifying requirements and deadlines. Although the penalties are severe, they are easily avoided with appropriate action. I will also provide some useful hints applicable to various specific situations. Finally, I will speak in depth about actual situations I have learned about in seminars and consultations.
This seminar will cover the following topics:
1. My Number Law: an overview plus legal highlights
2. My Number Law: concrete measures to meet compliance
3. Applying for social insurance to satisfy My Number system requirements

Haruo Ito is a specially licensed social insurance consultant and organization solution partner. He focuses on the human aspect of small- and medium-sized enterprises, working to increase business performance through enhanced organizational productivity.
Mr. Ito improves business performance through a unique management style blending psychology and behavioral science methods with insights into individuals’ state of mind from his own experience, rather than management styles forcibly eliciting command-based work.
His love of globetrotting (54 countries so far) has armed Mr. Ito with problem-solving skills and a responsiveness useful in resolving labor and corporate issues.
Always assertive and quick in response to new laws and revisions impacting organizations, Mr. Ito is a specialist when it comes to the My Number System and mandatory stress checks. He is frequently invited to speak about the My Number System throughout Japan.


Here are the files for the seminar.



Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017
Time: 14:00-17:00
Doors open: 13:30
Place: Room #503, Central Building, National Olympics Memorial Youth Center, Yoyogi

Address:  3-1. Yoyogi Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0052

Cost: JAT members 1,000 yen; non-members 3,000 yen (advance registration for the seminar is NOT necessary)

Koryukai: 17:00-19:00 (advance registration is recommended, pay in cash at seminar reception)
Venue: Cafe Friends (second floor at Central Building, NYC)
Koryukai cost: 2,500 yen per person
*One drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) is included in the Koryukai price. All additional drinks must be paid for individually

Registration and Cancellation deadline: January 19, 2017, 12PM (JST)

Advanced payment for attending the seminar and/or Koryukai is not required, but we do appreciate advanced registration, as it helps us plan the event and accommodate all participants. If you prefer not to pay in advance, please register and select the “FREE” ticket.  You can then pay the registration fee in cash at the reception desk on the day of the event.
Koryukai (casual get-together):
To attend the Koryukai you must pay online in advance or at the reception desk during the seminar. Those who have not paid for the Koryukai by the end of the breaktime (around 3:30pm), will not be able to join.  
Please note that if you register online for a FREE ticket but do not attend and pay the fee on the day of the event, you will be charged at a later date. Registration/cancellation closes at noon on January 19.
If you need to cancel your registration, please do so (including for the “FREE” ticket) in advance, no later than January 19 noon.
For questions and payment after the cancellation period, please contact us at
 We look forward to seeing you at this and all future JAT events!