Laws and Regulations on Setting Up Business in Japan

JETRO provides basic information about the laws and various procedures related to setting up a business in Japan (incorporating business/visas and status of residence/taxes in Japan/human resource management/trademark and design protection systems).
Please click here for documents businesses are required to submit to authorities.

Laws & Regulations on Setting Up Business in Japan
Latest Update (Revise Point)

Based on legal revision of the 2020 fiscal year, all of the items of Section1 - 5 are Update.(2020. November)


Section1: Incorporating Your Business

Definitions and comparisons of various business operations; procedures and guidelines for establishing/registering each of these distinct operations in Japan.

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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.

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Section3: Taxes in Japan

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Section4: Human Resource Management

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Section5: Trademark and Design Protection Systems

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Documents required to submit to authorities

JETRO provides list of documents required to submit to authorities related to setting up a business in Japan (incorporating business/visas and status of residence/taxes in Japan/human resource).


Writer :

SECTION 1.

Sakiko AKIYAMA, Judicial Scrivener, INTRIM Scrivener Office

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Tetsuya Iida,Administrative Scrivener, In Control Legal Support Services

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Naoko Sato, Tax accountant, Sato & Akasaki Accounting Office

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Satoshi NAGAURA, Labor and Social Security Attorney, Nagaura Personnel Management Office

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Tetsuo TACHIBANA, Patent Attorney, Tachibana International Patent Office

Editor / Publisher :

Invest Japan Department, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)

Laws and Regulations on Setting Up Business in Japan Pamphlet

JETRO provides a pamphlet (PDF) outlining basic information about the laws and various procedures related to setting up a business in Japan. For foreign companies and foreign-affiliated companies, please contact us from "Request Form".

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