Students in the IHS program receive a monthly stipend of 150,000 yen in their master's program and of 200,000 yen in their doctoral program.* However, the stipend may be reduced as a result of a qualifying examination at the end of every academic year and depending on the changes in the annual budget. You can decline to receive the stipend, even if you still are on the program.
Note that recipients of the stipend are not allowed to receive other financial aids or part-time job earnings. Should you be given a JSPS research fellowship (DC1 or DC2), you will automatically be disqualified from receiving the IHS stipend (you still can be on the program). For further information, contact the IHS office.
* The IHS stipend will count as miscellaneous income and will be taxed. You must file a tax return by March 15 of the following year. The IHS office will send you the necessary papers in January.