Glossary

Below is a glossary of the terms, Japanese Kanji and pronounciation used in this site.

A

  • Administrative Procedure Specialist – 行政書士 – gyousei-shoshi
  • Application for making withholding tax payments on a semi-annual basis – 源泉所得税の納期の特例の承認に関する申請書 – gensenshotokuzei-no-nouki-no-tokurei-no-shounin-ni-kansuru-shinseisho
  • Application for Registration of Incorporation of Joint Stock Corporation – 株式会社設立登記申請書 – kabushiki-gaisha-setsuritsu-touki-shinseisho
  • Application to file Blue Tax Return – 青色申告の承認申請書 – aoiro-shinkoku-no-shounin-shinseisho
  • Articles of Incorporation – 定款 – teikan

B

  • Background check or inspection – 審査 – shinsa
  • Bankbook – 通帳 – tsuuchou
  • Bank seal – 銀行印 – ginko-in
  • Basic Resident Registration card – 住民基本台帳カード – jumin-kihon-daicho-ka-do, or shortened to 住基カード – juki-ka-do
  • Board members – 取締役 – torishimari-yaku
  • Bridging seal – 割印 – wari-in
  • Business cards – 名刺 – meishi
  • Business credit card – 法人クレジットカード – houjin-kurejitto-ka-do
  • Business objective – 事業目的 – jigyou-mokuteki

C

  • Certificate of All Historical Matters – 履歴事項全部証明書 – rireki-jikou-zennbu-shoumeisho
  • Certificate of payment – 払込証明書 – harai-komi-shoumeisho
  • Certificate of residence – 住民票 – juumin-hyou
  • Certification of articles of incorporation fee – 定款の認証料 – teikan-no-ninshou-ryou
  • Certified copy of register – 登記簿謄本 – toukibo-touhon
  • Certified Social Insurance and Labor Consultant – 社労士 – sharoushi
  • Change of Inkan application – 印鑑(改印)届書 – inkan-kaiin-todokesho
  • City office – 市役所 – shiyakusho
  • Commonly used name or A.K.A name – 通称 – tsuushou
  • Company name – 商号 – shougou
  • Company President – 代表取締役 – daihyou-torishimari-yaku
  • Company seal – 社印 – sha-in, or 角印 – kaku-in
  • Company seal registration certificate – 会社印鑑証明書 – kaisha-inkan-shoumeisho
  • Continue paying into Social Insurance System (after unemployment) – 任意継続 – nini-keizoku

E

  • Employee’s Health Insurance - 社会保険 – shakai-hoken
  • Employment Insurance Card – 雇用保険被保険者証 koyou-hoken-hihoken-shoumeisho
  • Employee’s Pension Insurance – 厚生年金 – kousei-nenkin

G

  • G.K. – 合同会社 – goudou-gaisha
  • Grounds for registration – 登記の事由 – touki-no-jiyuu

H

  • Health Insurance – 健康保険 – kenkou-hoken
  • Hello Work (ハローワーク – haro-wa-ku)

I

  • Income Tax Withholding Slip – 源泉徴収票 – gensen-choshu-hyou
  • Investors – 発起人 – hokkinin
  • Inkan Registration Certificate – 印鑑証明書 inkan-shomeisho

J

  • Japan Health Insurance Association – 全国健康保険協会 – zenkoku-kenkou-hoken-kyoukai, aka 協会けんぽ – kyoukai-kenpo
  • Japan Pension Service – 日本年金機構 – nihon-nenkin-kikou

K

  • Kanto IT Software Health Insurance – 関東ITソフトウェア健康保険組合 – kanto-IT-sofutowea-kenkou-hoken-kumiai
  • K.K. – 株式会社 – kabushiki-gaisha

L

  • Labor Standards Supervision Office – 労働基準監督署 – roudou-kijun-kantokusho
  • Legal Affairs Bureau – 法務局 – houmu-kyoku
  • Letter of Commission – 委任状 – ininjou
  • Licensed Tax Accountant – 税理士 – zeirishi
  • Local goverment office – 市町村役場 – shichouson-yakuba

N

  • National Health Insurance – 国民健康保険 – kokumin-kenkou-hoken
  • National Pension – 国民年金 – kokumin-nenkin
  • Notary Office – 公証役場 – koushou-yakuba

M

  • Marginal Seal – 捨て印 – sute-in
  • Matters to be registered – 登記すべき事項 – touki-subeki-jikou
  • Meeting minutes of the Investors – 発起人会議事録 – hokkinin-kaigi-jiroku
  • Minutes of the Board of Directors meeting – 取締役会議事録 – torishimariyakukai-gijiroku
  • Minutes of the Shareholders Meeting – 株主総会議事録 – kabunushi-soukai-gijiroku
  • Monthly consulting fee – 顧問料金 – komon-ryou
  • Monthly remuneration – 月額報酬 – getsugaku-houshu

P

  • Paid-in capital – 資本金 – shihon-kin
  • Pension Office – 年金事務所 – nenkin-jimusho
  • Prefectural Tax Office – 都道府県税事務所 – todoufuken-zeimusho
  • President’s seal – 代表者印 – daihyousha-in

R

  • Registered seal – 実印 – jitsu-in
  • Registration License Tax – 登録免許税 – touki-menkyo-zei
  • Report of insured person for health insurance / welfare pension – 健康保険・厚生年金保険被保険者資格取得届書 – kenkouhoken-kouseinenkin-hokenhihokensha-shikaku-shutoku-todokesho
  • Report of the new application for health insurance/welfare pension insurance – 健康保険・厚生年金保険新規適用届 – kenkouhoken-kouseinenkin-shinkitekiyou-todoke
  • Report on commencement of salary payments for withholding tax purposes – 給与支払事務所等の開設届出書 – kyuyoshiharai-jimushotou-no-kaisetsu-todokedesho
  • Revenue stamp fee – 収入印紙代 – shu-nyu-inshi-dai

S

  • Social Insurance System – 社会保険 – shakai-hoken
  • Stamp or seal – 印鑑 – inkan or ハンコ – hanko

T

  • Tax office – 税務署 – zeimusho
  • Tax report for establishment of Japanese corporation – 法人設立届出書 – houjin-setsuritsu-todokedesho
  • Transcript fee – 謄本手数料 – touhon-tesuu-ryou

U

  • Unemployment Insurance Form – 離職票 – ri-shoku-hyou

V

  • Virtual Office – バーチャルオフィス – ba-charu-ofisu

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