Category Archives: Fees

Stained glass from the Little Prince Museum in Hakone

The Legal Affairs Bureau

The big day, the visit to the Legal Affairs Bureau (法務局 – houmu-kyoku). This is the day that the company will be incorporated. We chose the date carefully (we didn’t do…

Picture from a traditional Japanese garden

We’re off to see the Notary Office

Once the Teikan (Articles of Incorporation) is ready, it’s almost time to visit the Notary Office (公証役場 – koushou-yakuba). But wait! before that, there’s more paperwork! A Letter of Commission (委任状 –…

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…

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…