Appropriate legal advices on your business by legal professionals.
・Incorporation of companies such as joint stock companies.
・Licenses required for various businesses such as used merchants and imports.
・Keeping records for business incomes and expenditures and other business transactions.
※We are in alliance with other professionals for procedures related to tax, registry and social insurance.
When foreign nationals intend to start their own business, they may start out as sole proprietors.
However, we recommend incorporating as to having social credibilities for their businesses.Besides that, some business licenses are only permitted for corporations.
Many prefer to establish a joint stock company based on corporation laws. However, some choose other types of business entities such as limited company, limited partnership or unlimited partnership because they can be established easier than a joint stock company.
|A joint stock company||A limited company|
|A limited partnership||An unlimited partnership|
|General incorporated association||General incorporated foundation|
|Cooperative association||Incorporated nonprofit organization|
Here is a process of establishing and starting management of a joint stock company
In case incorporators are foreign nationals under the status of temporary visitor or non-residence in Japan, they usually cannot open bank accounts that are necessary to complete deposit of capital.
Also, they need to prepare certificate of their seal or signature at diplomatic missions.
Below are the needed costs for establishing a company
○Fee for getting various licenses as needed
○Costs related to keeping the office
Foreign nationals who wish to obtain the status of residence as Investor or Business Manager are required to fulfill conditions such as investing more than 5,000,000 yen or employing more than two workers.
(Note)There are other necessary conditions to be conformed as well.
A joint stock company can be established by registrating to the registry. However, there will also some be procedures relating to tax and social insurance matters.
Also, you must be granted permit or license as needed for your business.
|Determination of incorporator, company name, capital, purpose and structures of a company|
|Preparing articles of incorporation and incorporator’s minutes|
|Notarization of incorporation articles by the notary|
|Deposit of capital|
|Registration of incorporate|
|Notifications related to stocks and others (in case that the incorporator is a foreign national)|
| Notifications related to tax
Notifications related to social insurance
| Obtainment of license or permit as needed
Some business requires license or permit to operate under the Japanese law.
The following are examples. Some license or permit is required to fulfill conditions based on factors such as portfolio asset, human factors and physical factors.
|Main procedures related to import and export business||Manufacture and sales permit for medical products|
|Used goods merchant license|
|Main procedures for constructor license||Registration as a demolition worker|
|Industrial waste collector license|
|Registration as a travel agent|
|Principal procedures related to travel industry||Registration as a travel agent|
|Motor truck transportation business license|
|Others||Adult entertainment business license|
|Restaurant business license|
When starting a business, various expenses such as sales, first cost and other operational expenses are incurred.
We provide services of making profits/loss statement and balance sheet in order to keep healthy financial conditions of your company.
After you close your business year, you have to report financial statement and pay corporate tax, consumer tax and other taxes which are calculated toward the statement.
＊Account documents and tax documents are required when submitting application for extension of period of stay and application for change the status of residence.
| Record keeping of sales, first cost and expenditures
Calculation of salaries
|Creating of monthly financial statements|
|Creation of year-end financial statements|
| Filing for final income tax return of corporation tax, consumption tax and other taxes
Payment of taxes
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