Legal Responsibility of Representatives in Japan
201910.30
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Legal Responsibility of Representatives in Japan

Please tell me the most basic method for foreign companies to do business transactions continuously in Japan. It is necessary to have a representative in Japan. ★ Explanation ★ Foreign companies cannot continuously perform transactions in Japan unless they duly appoint and register a representative in Japan (Articles 817 and 818 of the Companies Act)….

Method of Public Notice of a Company
201910.14
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Method of Public Notice of a Company

During incorporation, we were asked to “decide on a method of public notice”. What does this mean and what should we do? A public notice is a means where a company gives notice to stakeholders such as shareholders, creditors, etc. and other third parties. For most companies, this is through the Kanpo. ★ Explanation ★…

Using a General Purpose Business Content
201909.13
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Using a General Purpose Business Content

We have plans to further expand our scope of business. Can we simply indicate “any lawful business” in our list of company purpose(s)? We generally recommend specifying your company purpose(s). ★ Explanation ★ A company should state its purpose(s) in its articles of incorporation (Companies Act, Article 27) and listed its register. As the register…

Is it Possible for a Foreigner to Rent Property in Japan?
201807.29
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Is it Possible for a Foreigner to Rent Property in Japan?

Unfortunately, certain conditions make renting an apartment somewhat difficult for those who are not Japanese citizens. We will now explain the key issues and what foreigners can do to handle them. Concerns about Foreigners Renting Property The main difficulty faced by foreigners seeking a rental in Japan is the limited number of properties available. A…

A Guide for Foreigners on How to Open a Restaurant in Japan
201807.22
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A Guide for Foreigners on How to Open a Restaurant in Japan

In this article, we provide a guide to help foreigners who want to open a restaurant in Japan. 1.Are Foreign Restaurants Popular in Japan? Foreign food is already widely available in Japan, with restaurants serving Chinese, Indian, French and Italian cuisine amongst others. Japanese people enjoy these foreign restaurants very much, especially when the business…

Director’s remuneration in Japan
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Director’s remuneration in Japan

What is Director’s Remuneration? Director’s remuneration is the salary or wage received by a company director, and is recorded in the company’s articles of incorporation. There are different way of calculating the director’s remuneration, and these are determined by the company’s legislative structure. In some companies, the director will be responsible for determining their remuneration…

The Top Ten Benefits of Outsourcing in Japan
201803.18
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The Top Ten Benefits of Outsourcing in Japan

In this blog, we will introduce the top ten benefits of outsourcing services for foreign nationals and companies establishing an incorporation in Japan. What is Outsourcing? To outsource is to delegate part of your business processes to another company. Outsourcing has become more popular over recent years, as the benefits it offers are more widely…