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Latest UpdatesTOKYO: English documents now accepted at Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center

Dec 12, 2017

With the goal of encouraging investment in Tokyo by foreign companies and startups, the Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center (TOSBEC) brings together in one location the various procedures that need to be taken to establish a local corporate presence. Since April 2015 it has been providing support in preparing applications and other relevant documents, in addition to accepting submissions.
In order to make the business establishment process even more convenient for foreigners, effective December 1, 2017, the TOSBEC now accepts documents in English (providing assistance for applications through English interpretation services, etc.) at the taxation counters. At the same time, a PR video featuring the Governor of Tokyo has been released with the aim of further enhancing awareness of the center.

Start date

Friday, December 1, 2017

Tax-related procedures which can be completed in English
National Tax
Notification of Incorporation
Application for Approval of Filing a Blue-form Tax Return
Notification of Establishment/Relocation/Discontinuance of an Office Paying Salaries
Application for Approval of Extension of Withholding of Tax Payment for Metropoddtan
Metropolitan Tax
Notification of Incorporation
Notification/Application for Extension of Time to File Tax Statement
Services provided

Users may submit application forms and related documents written in English, while receiving support from interpreters or using form samples written in English.

Reception counters

Application services for English documents are available at the following three locations.

  • TOSBEC in Akasaka
  • TOSBEC Shibuya Satellite Center
  • TOSBEC Marunouchi Satellite Center
Application reception time Weekdays: 9 : 30 a.m. to 5 : 30 p.m. (Closed: 12 : 00 pm to 1 : 00 pm)
Closed: weekends, national holidays, the yearend and New Year holidays (December 29 - January 3)
Release of PR video

The PR video can be viewed at the links below. Going forward, it will also be screened at various events implemented by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Official Video ChannelExternal site: a new window will open.

YouTubeExternal site: a new window will open.

External Relations Section, Coordination Division, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning, Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG)
Tel: +81-3-5388-2864