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.

Corporate Tokyo Law Firms: English-Speaking Attorneys

Access to timely and competent legal representation is crucial wherever you in the world you happen to reside. However, in countries like Japan, differing legal systems coupled with huge cultural and linguistic barriers, may hinder your ability to get the best possible legal help. Here at PLAZA H…

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Japanese Office Documents

If you have ever worked in a Japanese company, you may have had the experience of being overwhelmed by any in-house documents that you have had to submit on different occasions. These documents include claiming expenses, notifying the office when you are going directly home after meeting with a cl…

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All About Japanese Hanko/Inkan

This article will explain the meaning of "hanko," how to buy and use one. If you are a foreigner who is planning to live in Japan for a while, you will probably have to set up a bank account as well as apply for a phone and public utilities. When signing an application form, you may notice that th…

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A Beginner's Guide to Japanese Business Etiquette

In Japan, there are rules of etiquette suitable for interactions between acquaintances, between customers and shop assistants in shops and in all other social situations. These rules and customs are also essential for businesses in Japan. There are some cultural aspects unique to Japan that are no…

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