The most common form of incorporation in Japan is a Kabushiki Kaisha company (KK) which is a limited liability company. A "Kabushiki Kaisha" is similar to a USA Corporation and a "Goudou Kaisha" is similar to a USA Limited Liability Company.
As company incorporation agents our experience and relationship with the Japan Companies Registry means, we can obtain registry copies of company documents and conduct comprehensive Japan company searches.
We are able to supply company documents from the Companies Registry in Japan, the documents we can probably provide include:
The contents of a company search report on a Japanese company will include:
Company Share Capital:
Details on each Director/the Management including:
Shareholder Details including:
Additional details including:
Company Accounts where available including:
Documents are filed at the registry in Japanese, the company search report is provided in English which some Japanese names.
The search report will be ordered from the Companies Registry and is delivered by email in 5-7 days. Express Service is available for an additional charge.
We can provide latest Director's Report & Accounts for Japan Registered Companies. Company accounts filed at the Japan companies registry, they vary according to the classification of the company.
With a Japan Company Credit Report we conduct an investigation on the target company, include the latest information on the company held by the Companies Registry and credit recommendations are included, where financial data has been analysed. A credit rating is included based on different credit factors including history, net worth, business scale, profitability, financial condition, management and business vitality. The company credit report is provided in Japanese with an English translation.
We can supply a Corporate Certificate for a registered Japanese company, which is in Japanese. The corporate certificate comes from the local government office, so it is an official document.
As a additional service we can supply this Notarised, Apostilled and with an English translation.
The Corporate Certificate includes the Company /Corporate Name, Head Office address, public notice details, Date of Establishment/Company Registration, Activities/purpose of the company, total number of shares authorised to be issued, number and type of shares, total share capital, any restrictions on share transfers, directors name and details.
For larger Japanese companies there can be additional clauses and changes to items on the Corporate Certificate which, can lead to lengthier document. Once you have ordered the Japanese Corporate Certificate we, can if required advise translation costs into English.
There is no such document in Japan as the Certificate of Good Standing, we are instead able to provide a company search report which confirms the current status of the company or the Corporate company certificate. If the company is reported to the government as dissolved then, it would state this on the corporate certificate.
We can provide copies of Japan companies Memorandum of Association which includes, the company name, registered office, registered agent, business activities, share capital the company is authorised to issue, objects and powers of the Japan company.
Only one director is required for your Kabushiki Kaisha (KK) company. A Japanese Resident is mandatory for your Japanese company. The representative director of the Japanese company needs to possess residence status and be a Japanese national, with a working visa and permanent residence in Japan.
The names of directors are filed at the companies registry.
Only one shareholder of any nationality is required and the names of shareholders are filed at the companies registry.