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FAQs for starting a business in Japan

If you are thinking about opening your own company in Japan, you may find the following information very helpful: 1.Company incorporation by foreign nationals Q : Can foreigners set up a corporation in Japan? A : Absolutely. Foreign nationals can start their own company in Japan as long as they have a director or shareholder…

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How to set up a Stock Company in Japan (Kabushiki Kaisha)

What is a Kabushiki Kaisha (KK)? The Kabushiki Kaisha (KK) is the most common type of company in Japan, first established as a legal entity in 1873. Referred to as a stock company in English, KKs can sell shares of stock (partial ownership of the business) to raise capital. Its investors (also called shareholders) are entitled…