Business structures in Japan – Representative office

Representative office

A representative office is the least expensive way to make contact with and establish a presence in the Japanese market but it cannot open its own bank accounts or lease property in its own name.

A representative office generally cannot engage in profit making activities, such as accepting payment for services or issuing receipts.

The registration details are below.

1. The name and address of the representative in Japan

2. The date of representative office establishment

3. The accounting method for balance sheets

4. The detail of the home company.

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