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While the vast majority of Japanese families do not have housekeepers - instead choosing to do much of the cooking and cleaning themselves - a good percentage of expats do enlist housekeepers to either live-in or visit the home once or several times a week. While the majority of the domestic workforce comes from Japan and the Philippines (expats often prefer to hire foreign housekeepers), there are some from other nationalities that offer these services as well.

The majority of housekeepers (regardless of nationality) tend to charge between 1,500 to 2,000 yen per hour (approximately US$15 ~ US$20 per hour).

If you are seeking a non-Japanese housekeeper, you must verify what “sponsorship” terms your housekeeper has. …