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Company Incorporation in Japan

Give your business a truly a competitive advantage by establishing a company in Japan.


Why start a company in Japan?


Known for being at the forefront of innovation and experimental, futuristic technology, Japan presents considerable opportunities to Western businesses in a wide variety of sectors. As one of the world’s biggest producer of automobiles, the country is a particularly attractive option for those in the automotive industry, as well as retail, biotechnology and I.T. With the correct strategy and partner to work with, it’s possible for foreign businesses to reap the benefits of Japan’s thriving market.


Start your business in Japan: How can we help you?


Japan’s economy has been growing since the 1950s. Starting a business in Japan or expanding an existing company with a Japan office can provide a valuable entry into the Asian market. While Japan is an attractive option for business owners thinking of expanding into Asia, setting up a company in Japan is a complicated process.

In addition to language and cultural barriers, there are logistics challenges for new business entities in Japan. Many foreign business owners are not familiar with the processes of company registration in Japan, which requires devoting a great deal of time to understand. In order to better understand the registration and permit process, many seek help from a third party that can do this for them. There are similar challenges when it comes to hiring, payroll and tax management.

When it comes to company formation in Japan, not only is the regulatory environment unfamiliar, but there are compliance issues associated with hiring, work permits, and taxation of which employers must be aware, since they will be penalized if they are not in compliance with Japanese. Most business owners do not understand the regulations and processes that need to be adhered to in order to remain compliant, nor do they have the time to learn it. A trusted partner with experience setting up businesses in Japan for third parties can assist with company formation, registration, hiring and other tasks. At INS Global, our Japan business formation services help our clients:

  • To have a legal entity in Japan, demonstrating a high degree of legitimacy to prospects and competitors on the market,
  • To get your company incorporated easily and compliantly in Japan,
  • To overcome barriers to certain industries imposed by Japanese regulations, allowing you to expand your business according to your own objectives,
  • To freely hire local staff to bring local knowledge to your company,
  • To develop business legally and in compliance with Japan’s regulations.


Why use INS Global to incorporate your company?


  • Simple process – Our goal is to follow the entire lifecycle of a project from definition all the way to the end result.
  • Risk management – We continuously assess risk and unforeseeable project challenges, minimizing barriers to your business and expansion plans.
  • Peace of mind – To ensure feasibility, we work closely with the Japanese authorities to assess your project before making any type of commitment.


Understanding the process of Japan company incorporation


It can take anywhere from one month to 13 weeks to get a company incorporated in Japan, depending on the level of complexity required and the Japanese business structure type you select.

During this process, we handle paperwork associated with company registration, operating licenses, and company seal, which is required for signing documents. We can notarize documentation, assist with opening of a Japanese business bank account, and consult on issues of relevance to the business, including payroll and accounting.

Along with business registration we ensure that your business can obtain the necessary work permits for foreign workers. We can further assist with recruitment and hiring, so the business has everything it needs for a successful start.

Before the business is officially incorporated in Japan, our PEO services can recruit and hire workers, so you have the team you need before your licensing is finalized. After your business is registered, the employees can be transitioned to your Japanese entity.


Post-incorporation support


The process of taking your company’s operations global can come with a steep learning curve. That’s why we offer post-incorporation services such as payroll and tax management to allow you to focus on your business operations in a new market.

Choose INS Global as a trusted, experienced partner to for your company incorporation Japan needs. Since 2006, over 600 foreign companies have used our services to accelerate their expansion into the Asia-Pacific region and all around the globe. Benefit from our expertise and knowledge of the legal and business landscape in Japan to get your company up and running in record time.


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