Let us assume that the winner was North and scored 200 points for his hand. The winning tile was claimed from East's discard.
6.1 Payments to the winner
In Japanese rules each loser pays the winner according to the final score of the winner's hand, in case the winning tile is self-drawn. However, if the winning tile is claimed from another player's discard, discarder alone pays all losses (that is, not only his share but for all losers). As in Chinese rules, East always receives and pays double.
Accordingly, the winner is paid as follows:
|400 pts||From East (200 pts doubled once)|
|200 pts||From South|
|200 pts||From West|
If the winning tile were self-drawn, the losers would pay the amounts mentioned above, but as the winning tile was discarded by East, East shall pay alone the whole sum.
6.2 Payments between the losers
There are no payments between losers in Japanese Mah Jong.
The final payments are added to/reduced from players' total points:
|East gets from||South gets from||West gets from||North gets from|
|Total points before this hand||2,000||2,000||2,000||2,000|
|Total points after this hand||1,200||2,000||2,000||2,800|
The total of all points stays always the same – in this case, 8,000 points.
Note that if penalties are used, they are always added/subtracted at the final stage of scoring. E.g., if the rules specify penalty for faulty declarations worth 10 points and East has made one faulty declaration of Pung, the total points would be 10 points less for East and 10 points more for the winner (penalties are not doubled for East).
Note: If the rules apply a limit for the total score a player can score for his hand, the limit is applied to the final score, not the payments (and with loser payments, not to the difference of losers' final scores)! Accordingly, if the Limit is 500 points, the maximum payment an East winner can get for a hand is 3,000 points (1,000 points from each loser).