Investing in Japan

How to Set Up Business in Japan

We provide 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


Invest Japan Business Support Center (JETRO IBSC)

JETRO IBSC is a one-stop center for foreign companies to establish a business base in Japan. To start your business in Japan, JETRO is ready to help you.

IBSCs are located in six major cities of Japan— Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe and Fukuoka. At each IBSC, experienced IBSC staff and advisors provide information by using a broad network across government and private sectors, and offer consultation according to your company's needs. IBSCs also offer temporary office space for foreign firms including Vietnamese firms that have not yet established a business base in Japan.
Furthermore, IBSCs support for foreign firms targeting expansion in Japan's regions. For more information on the business environments of Japan's regions.