201908.02
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Time Needed For Incorporation or Set-up

How much time is needed for us to incorporate a corporation or set-up a branch in Japan? It would take around 1 to 2 months, from the time all information on the to-be incorporated company is confirmed to the completion of the registration process. However, the required period may vary greatly depending on the incorporator(s)…

201907.26
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Having only a Legal Seal for the Company

Is it fine if our company only has a representative seal (legal seal)? Registering a company only requires a representative seal (legal seal). However, having a square seal or a bank seal would reduce corporate risks. ★ Explanation ★ There are no provisions that require a company to have either a square seal or a…

201907.26
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Important Points to Note When Submitting a Seal

What should we be careful of when creating our company’s legal seal? The Regulation on Commercial Registration has specific provisions on the allowed size and material that seals should follow by. Additionally, it is important to be careful of the deadlines for seal certificate during the submission of seal registration. ★ Explanation ★ 1. Provisions…

201907.26
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On Creating a Legal Seal when Expanding to Japan

Are we required to have our own a corporate seal/stamp when we register our Japan subsidiary company or branch office? A corporation can have a representative’s seal (legal seal), a square seal, and a bank seal. During registration, as a general rule, companies should have their own corporate seal. ★ Explanation ★ According to law,…

201907.19
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Using a Virtual Office as a Head Office

Will there be any problems if I register what is called a “virtual office” as the address during the set-up of my Japan subsidiary company or branch office? There are no problems with registering a virtual office as the head office establishment. However, there is the possibility where this is not accepted when opening a…

201907.19
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Using a Home Address as the Head Office Address

Will there be any problems if I register my home address as the address for my Japan subsidiary company or branch office? Using one’s home address as the head office address is allowed. However, if engaging in business that requires the application/approval of a “business manager” visa, one cannot use their home address as the…

201907.19
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Using the Latin Alphabet in Registering Employee Names

I understand that we can use the Latin alphabet in registering our trade name. Does this also hold true when registering the names of our employees? The use of the Roman alphabet is not allowed when registering names of employees. ★ Explanation ★ The Roman alphabet is allowed for trade names and company title. However,…