Author Archive: Akiko Hori - Shiho-shoshi lawyer

How long does it take to set up a company?

After authentication of the Articles of Incorporation and investment performance, you can submit the application (Establishment Registration) to the Legal Affairs Bureau. After submission, the examination at the Legal Affairs Bureau will generally end a week or two weeks later. When the application process is completed, a Registration Certificate for the company will be issued. …

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Must the head office be located in Japan?

The head office should be located in Japan if you set up a company in Japan. Another way to establish your company in Japan is to set up a branch office. If you already own a company outside of Japan, you can set up a branch office in Japan and in that case, there is …

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How many directors and shareholders are required?

You can set up a company with a single director and one single shareholder. If you invest as sole shareholder and also become a single director, you can set up a company by yourself.

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How much is the minimum capital to set up a company in Japan?

You are able to set up the company a minimum of one yen as a capital, but would you want to do business with a company whose capital is one yen? Its credibility is doubtful, and it might soon be insolvent so that it is recommended that you have sufficient capital. To do business in …

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Do I need a Japanese shareholders or directors?

Japanese shareholders or directors are not required. You can set up a company in Japan without any Japanese person involved.

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No matter what people say, I want to accept my heart, mind, philosophy and purity.

I am uncomfortable at being called a teacher. At least we should be happy if we have enough food and a place to live, but in reality we need a certain amount of money in order to live and eat. I am working hard to earn the minimum amount of money to live on. A …

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Stand up for myself

The concept of happiness varies from a person to a person and, according to research published in the World Happiness Report, Japan is only in 46th place for happiness. Human desire never ends, and it is unlikely that a person will ever fulfill their one true desire. Money is important, but I hate the idea …

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What is a Shihoshoshi Lawyer?

These are the national qualified professional, able to deal with company registration and real estate registration. A Shihoshoshi Lawyer who is accredited to represent a client in summary court proceedings can be the client’s representative in a summary court. There is also the Bengoshi lawyer, the national qualified lawyer in Japan who can be a …

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Japanese real property law

Most nations follow one of two main legal systems: Common Law (in the USA, Britain, Australia etc.) and Civil Law (in France, Germany, other European countries and Japan). In the 19th century, Japan based its Civil Code on the legal codes of France and Germany, both Civil Law systems. Although it can be jointly owned, …

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Japanese Model Articles of Association Part 4

PART 4  Directors and representative Directors (Number of Directors) The number of Directors of the Company shall not be less than one. (Election of Directors) A Director of the Company shall be elected by a resolution of a shareholders meeting. (2) Resolutions for the election of a Director shall be made by the majority of the …

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