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Comparison between a Subsidary Company, a Branch Office, and a Representative Office D (In Terms of Financial Situation Disclosure)

How does a company in Japan (subsidiary company), a branch office in Japan (branch office), and a representative office carry out their preparation of financial statements? It naturally follows that both the subsidiary company in Japan and the foreign company need to prepare their financial statements; however, the preparation process and the documents to be…

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Comparison between a Subsidary Company, a Branch Office, and a Representative Office ④ (Extent of Liability in a Lawsuit)

Are there differences in the extent of liability of a company in Japan (subsidiary company), a branch office in Japan (branch office), and a representative office when lawsuits are filed against them? It depends on the type of operation whether the foreign head office would be involved as well, or if the matter would be…

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Comparison between a Subsidary Company, a Branch Office, and a Representative Office ③ (Investor and Foreign Head Office Liabilities)

What are the responsibilities of investors and foreign head office to the creditors of its corporation in Japan (subsidiary company), its branch office in Japan (branch office), or its representative office? For a subsidiary company, liability is limited to the amount invested; however, as a general rule there is no limit on the liabilities of…

201906.19
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Merits of a Foreigner or Foreign Corporation Setting-up in Japan

What are the advantages of foreigners or foreign companies establishing bases when expanding their business to Japan? By expanding your business in Japan, you can enjoy the secure and reliable business environment that Japan offers. ★ Explanation ★ In addition to expanding your business to Japan, by establishing a Japanese corporation or a Japanese branch…

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Possibility of a Foreigner or Foreign Corporation Setting-up a Japanese Corporation or Japanese Branch

Is it possible for a foreign person or company to expand their business into Japan and establish a Japanese company or branch? Yes, it is possible. Japan has opened its doors to foreign persons and companies to establish their Japanese companies or branches. ★ Explanation ★ Previously, for foreign individuals and enterprises who want to…

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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…

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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…