Monthly Archives: January 2013

Picture from a traditional Japanese restaurant.

Teikan – Articles of Incorporation

The next step was to create the Articles of Incorporation (定款 – teikan). Although the documents could have been created by ourselves (filling out a template file), we chose to…

Photo from Sumidagawa event

Step into my virtual office

Do you already have an address for your company? We didn’t. Many of the apartments or ‘mansions’ rented in Japan do not allow the residential address to be registered for…

Photo of and old Japanese postbox

You can with an Inkan

For the next step, I needed to: 1. Register my personal Inkan and obtain the Inkan Registration Certificate 2. Prepare the Company Inkan Personal Inkan In Japan, the stamp or seal (印鑑…

Photo of fields in Kyushu

Prepare to be unemployed

Without a new job waiting for me, and with no HR people to take care of paperwork, there were many things that I was not aware of, and realized afterwards…

Awa Odori dance festival dancer

To K.K. or to G.K. your business in Japan

So you have decided on starting a company in Japan. Congratulations!!! this is usually one of the most difficult decisions to make. So good on you for making the big…