Can a foreign corporation have several business offices in Japan?
★ Explanation ★
There are no limits placed on the number of business offices that can be set-up.
When a foreign company with an existing business office in Japan will set-up another business office in Japan, they will need to register this new location within three weeks (Companies Act, Article 934 (2)).
Source: Japanese Law Translation Database System
If you set up a business office within the jurisdiction of the registry office that has jurisdiction over the existing business office, the registration and license tax is 90,000 JPY. If the new business office will be within the jurisdiction of a different registry office, there will be a registration and license tax of 90,000 yen to be paid to the Legal Affairs Bureau with jurisdiction over existing office, and an additional registration and license tax of 9,000 yen will be paid to the Legal Affairs Bureau with jurisdiction over the new business office.