Please see some helpful hints below for conducting employment background checks in Japan.


Scope of Criminal Record Check

Performed at the prefecture level. Contact EmployeeScreenIQ for specific details.


  • ESIQ International Criminal Order History Form
  • ESIQ Authorization and Release of Information
  • Copy of ID (e.g. passport)
  • Name in Japanese characters

Turnaround Time

Estimated Turnaround Time: 15-20 business days

The information on this page is provided as general educational information and is not legal advice, either express or implied. Consultation with qualified legal counsel is recommended for all matters of employment law.