Company Setup Services in Japan

What Type of Company Should I Form in Japan?

There are 3 main types of companies and one type of legal structure that can be formed in Japan

  • Kabushiki Kaisha often shortened to K.K., is a joint-stock company and is considered the most respected type of company in Japan. 
  • A Branch office, as the name indicates, is a branch of an overseas company. This type of structure can make sense for certain types of businesses.
  • Limited Liability Company or Godo Kaisha in Japanese; often referred to as a G.K. company. Setting up a G.K. company in Japan has a lower startup cost and less stringent requirements than other types of companies.

Representative Office: If you want to employ one or two people in Japan without creating a company, you may want to consider creating a Representative Office. The advantage of this legal structure is that the Representative Office does not need to be registered with the Legal Affairs Bureau or Tax Office since it does not pay taxes in Japan. This structure does have some limitations, though. For example, a Japan Representative Office’s activity is limited to representation and information gathering about the Japanese market. A Representative Office cannot be engaged in sales or marketing activity in Japan.

We Will Support You Through the Whole Company Formation Process & Beyond

Japan Management Consulting is a trusted source of advice for setting up a company, but there is so much more our team can do for you. We can also provide the resident representative services required for all registered structures in Japan that have also registered addresses.

JMC and its partners can also assist you in obtaining any necessary business licenses.

Once your Japan company is created, JMC can facilitate your growth by providing business support services such as:

 tax registration
– tax compliance for your Japanese company
 bookkeeping
– accounting
– payroll
 opening a bank account in Japan

Useful Links for Company Setup in Japan​

JETRO pages offer some advice for foreign companies.

Personalized Guidance Based on your Company’s Needs

Setting up a company in Japan offers so many opportunities for foreign businesses. Not only is it home to more than 125 million residents, but it also hosts millions of visitors each year. In addition, cities like Tokyo serve as a financial hub for businesses around the globe. All the most successful companies in the world understand the importance of moving into the Japanese market, and if you don’t want to miss out on all the opportunities presented by company registration in Japan, setting up a business there should be a top priority for you as well. By forming a company in Japan, you can take advantage of the country’s fast-paced business environment and make a name for yourself as an international presence.

Unfortunately, incorporation in Japan does present some challenges to those who are not familiar with the culture, laws, or business environment. When forming a company, you will have to deal with the language barrier as well as the difficulties inherent in staffing an office in another country. Establishing a company also requires a knowledge of Japanese tax laws and those governing company formation for foreign entities. If you make a mistake during the company setup, it could be a major setback for you and your business.

The good news is that you don’t have to take on those company formation challenges alone. If you are interested in setting up a business overseas, you can take advantage of JMC’s company setup services. Our team can guide you through the process, from company formation to office setup in Japan, and offer support services to help you be more successful in your venture. Don’t take on the task of company registration in Japan on your own; trust the team that has more than 30 years of combined experience in the international business world. In the past, we have advised Fortune 500 companies about matters like foreign company setup. Trust the team at JMC for company setup services and so much more.

Contact Our Office Today for More Information!

If you are considering establishing a company in Japan, getting advice from our business consultants is crucial to your success. Get in touch with JMC today for advice about setting up a company and for services like accounting and payroll that will ensure you can thrive in the Japanese market. Incorporation in Japan is a step that can skyrocket your company to new heights of success, but only if you do it correctly. Fill out the form on our contact page. We know that company registration in Japan can be overwhelming for any business; let JMC help you build the foundation that will support your overseas business now and in the future.

Company formation in Japan