Investing in Japan
How to Set Up Business in Japan
Provides an overview of the laws, regulations and procedures related to setting up a business in Japan, as well as an easy-to-follow Flowchart outlining the basic steps and a Model Case showing approximate start-up costs.
Laws & Regulations on Setting Up Business in Japan Latest Update (Revise Point)
We have corrected the “total percentage” of “worker pay” of “premium rate” written on the page of 4.9.7.“Review of labor and social insurance systems” .
Before correction : 14.410%(15.200% if aged 40 or over)
After correction: 14.399%(15.189% if aged 40 or over)
|2015.10.7||Based on legal revision of the 2015 fiscal year, all of the items of Section1~5 are Update.||All Section|
Section1: Incorporating Your Business
Definitions and comparisons of various business operations; procedures and guidelines for establishing/registering each of these distinct operations in Japan.
Section2: Visas and Status of Residence
Entry procedures into Japan, conditions and provisions that apply to various types of visas and working/residence statuses; the alien registration process; details concerning family members accompanying foreign nationals.
Section3: Taxes in Japan *As of June 2015
Aspects of Japan's tax systems most relevant to a foreign corporation/individual investing in Japan (emphasis on corporate tax structures, tax treaties as well as personal and consumption taxes).
Section4: Human Resource Management
Japan's labor laws and regulations; topics include; recruitment; employment contracts; wages, working hours; work rules; workplace safety and hygiene requirements; resignation and dismissal procedures and Japan's social security, health and pension systems.
Section5: Trademark and Design Protection Systems
Japan's trademark and design protection systems; registration validities, periods of protection as well as trademark and design registration procedures.
Looks at the approximate costs of establishing two types of business in Japan, including everything from obtaining visas to real estate broker fees.