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Starting a Business in Japan and Forming a Kabushiki Kaisha

This post provides a general overview of the corporate formation process in Japan and is not, and should not be used as, legal advice. If you have a specific question about Japanese law you should consult a Japanese lawyer.

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The kabushiki kaisha is the entity of choice for nearly every sizable business in Japan.

The kabushiki kaisha (often translated into English as “joint stock company” or “joint stock corporation”) is the entity of choice for nearly every sizable business in Japan. Even after the elimination of minimum capitalization requirements for kabushiki kaisha in 2006, the entity continues to inspire much greater trust than alternative structures and carries with it an image of legitimacy in the Japanese business community. If you plan to start and grow a business in Japan, creating a kabushiki kaisha will help you hit the ground running. As part of its Japan market entry services, Tokyo Nexus can assist with this.


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