Business in Japan

Information for foreign entrepreneurs in Japan

For those starting and/or running a business in Japan we have a variety of articles with information regarding procedures how to start business in Japan, counseling offices, subsidies, and what you need in order to register a corporation in Japan. Moreover, you will find links to English websites that help foreign entrepreneurs who are starting a business in Japan, information on real estate investment, what a one-stop business center is, how to get a startup visa or a business management visa and more.

What is a Set-up Office (Furnished Office) ?

Setting up a new office or relocating an office in Japan requires time and costs. To effectively address these challenges, the option of a furnished office (set-up office) has gained attention. Particularly, foreign companies, ventures, and startups that are expanding their businesses have a growin…

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How to Find English-Speaking Jobs for Foreigners in Japan

In recent years, Japan has been steadily progressing toward a more international labor force due to population decline, so there’s a growing range of jobs for foreigners if you know where to look. Read on to find out how you can search for employment in Japan that’s worthy of your resume. If you wo…

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Translating Your Japanese Payslip: Essential Vocabulary

Find out what your Japanese payslip is telling you. We help you translate each section of your payslip to English, covering all the essential vocabulary.

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Eikaiwa Teacher vs. ALT: Schedule and Work-life Balance

How does choosing between being an eikaiwa teacher and ALT affect your work-life balance in Japan? Find out what to consider in this in-depth comparison!

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Japanese Job Titles in English

There are many job titles that are commonly used in Japanese companies. Sometimes even some Japanese people find this system complicated and difficult to understand. To help understand this confusing topic, we have complied a list of commonly used Japanese job titles along with the rankings of each…

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Business Japanese - Telephone Phrases

Working in a Japanese company can be a great way for a foreigner to improve Japanese language skills. Because answering incoming phone calls may be one of the most basic office tasks, it is important to learn a set of "Japanese expressions" for effective communication and to avoid causing discomfo…

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Japanese Verbal & Nonverbal Communication for Business

wo When it comes to business, Japan has a vastly different way of communicating compared to many Western countries; and those who fail to account for that difference often find themselves lost in the discussion or even accidentally insulting those they are speaking with. >> Japanese Personal…

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Polite and Useful Japanese Business Phrases

Working in a Japanese company requires not only knowledge of Japanese business culture but also the use of a polite form of Japanese that is not commonly used in daily life. Though some phrases and words do carry over into everyday normal conversation, some words have a strictly business feel abou…

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How to Start a Business in Japan

For those who already have an established company abroad and would like to expand their business to Japan, there are 3 types of operations you can choose from to incorporate your business. You can either establish a Representative Office, a Branch Office, or a Subsidiary Company. In Japan, a Repre…

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Japan Business Card Etiquette – Everything an Expat Should Know

The ritual of exchanging meishi, which is Japanese for ‘business card,’ is a much higher valued practice in Japan than in the West. This guide will serve to help foreigners who are new to doing business in Japan avoid costly mistakes. Business card etiquette is one of if not the most important are…

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