In this session, you will learn about the company registration process in Japan. This series is the follow-up series on how you can start a small business in Japan.
If you missed the previous series about how you can start up your own business in Japan, we encouraged you to read beginner’s guidelines to start a business in Japan, as well as comprehensive guidelines to establish your own business in Japan. For your convenience, we have given the link for those guidelines below.
- Beginner Guidelines To Start Business in Japan
- Comprehensive Guidelines To Establish Business in Japan
Company Registration Process in Japan
Making of seal – This process will take approximately three days, and it will cost you around 20,000 yen. Afterward, you can get a copy of the registry and a registration certificate of the company’s seal. Now, you can open a bank account under your company’s name.
After you obtain a copy of the registry and a registration certificate of the company’s seal, you must submit a copy of the certificate of seal registration to the Ministry of Justice. It will cost you around 400 yen and will take one day.
In this step, you are going to register with the Legal Affairs Bureau. This will cost you around 60,000 yen and will take around one to three days.
This step includes notifying the tax office of incorporating the company, opening a payroll office, and obtaining the approval of blue tax returns. This can be done in one day.
After notifying the tax office of the company’s incorporation, you must notify the tax office of the commencement of business. This also can be done within a day.
This step includes submitting employment regulation and labor insurance notification to the Labor Standards Supervisory Office. This can be done within a day.
Now, you must apply for health insurance and public welfare pension in Social Insurance Office. It will not take more than a day.
Finally, you must apply for employment insurance and accident compensation at Public Employment Security Office, which will take no more than a day.
This completes the company registration process in Japan. New Japanese Corporate Law makes the company registration process easier in Japan than before.
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