Category Archives: To set up business in Japan

What are the benefits when a Shihoshoshi Lawyer undertakes the procedure of forming the company?

There are many benefits in asking a Shihoshoshi Lawyer to help to set up a company. – To create the Articles of Incorporation smoothly. – To act in the authentication of Articles of Incorporation and establishing the registration of a company. – To advise about the proper implementation of the chosen investment method. – To …

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How do we conduct the procedures for setting up a company?

You need to prepare many formal documents and fill in application forms, such as an authenticated Articles of Incorporation, authenticated signatures of an investor and a director and a certification of the investment. Business in Japan is conducted in Japanese, rarely in English. As the saying “when in Rome, do as the Romans do.”, you …

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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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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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Japanese Model Articles of Associaiton Part 3

Part 3 Shareholders Meeting (Convening of shareholders meeting) The Company shall convene a general shareholders meeting within three months following the end of a fiscal year. In any case that the Company deems it necessary, the Company may convene an extraordinary general shareholders meeting at any time. (2) The President shall convene a shareholders meeting …

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Japanese Model Articles of Associaiton Part 2

PART 2  Shares (Total number of shares to be issued by the Company) The total number of shares authorized to be issued by the Company shall be 10,000 shares. (Registration of the shares to be transferred) Any transfer of shares of the Company shall require the prior approval of the Company. (Demand for Sale to Heirs) …

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