Category Archives: K.K.

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Find an accountant

Finally, the company is registered and incorporated (phew! and a big pat on the back to myself for getting all the paperwork submitted). Our next task was to find an accountant….

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…

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Show us the money – Paid-in Capital

During the preparation of the Teikan, we also prepared the documentation to show we had the capital (the paid-in capital) to start our business. This was the Certificate of payment…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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…