Building Your Business in Japan - Business Law Essentials for Australians

Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) is pleased to present a webinar series for 2021: "Building your business in Japan - Business Law Essentials for Australians" We encourage all Australian companies which have innovative ideas and have aspirations to succeed in Japan to join and engage in these webinars. JETRO’s “Invest Japan” strategy is a key initiative which we would like Australian companies to take advantage of.

This webinar series will help you to understand:
-the business opportunities in Japan for Australian companies;
-the types of business structure;
-how to set up/register your business in Japan; and
-key legal issues around fundraising in Japan.

Main Speaker: Mr. Genichiro Ito, Legal Counsel

Mr. Ito is a Japanese-qualified lawyer based in Sydney. He has extensive experience and knowledge in relation to cross-border commercial transactions and regulatory advice for corporations including M&A advisory, commercial contract negotiation and drafting, and employment contracts, regulations and disputes which he acquired through working for global law firms in Tokyo and Sydney as well as for an investment company in Japan on secondment. He is passionate about assisting businesses aiming to enter into and/or expand their businesses in Japan as well as individuals in need of assistance in Japanese laws.


Webinar #1 - Types of Business Structure

Held on the 20th of August 2021, the first webinar introduces JETRO's Invest Japan Program and the basic structures and types of companies that can be established in Japan. You can watch the webinar with the following link:


Watch: Webinar #1 Types of Business Structures


Slides are available as follows:

Webinar #2 - Employment Law Basics

Held on the 30th of September 2021, Mr Ito continues to explain the basics and things you need to be aware of when establishing your company in Japan - this time about employment law. Including types and rules for employment in Japan.
Slides are available as follows:

Webinar #3 - Business Visa Requirements


In the final part of our webinar series held on the 21st of October, 2010, Mr Ito provides details regarding visa types necessary for doing business in Japan and how make sure you get it right.


Slides are available as follows: