Japan Company Formations

The most common form of incorporation in Japan is a Kabushiki Kaisha company (KK) which is a limited liability company.

To start the incorporation of your Japan company we initially only require, the proposed company name, details of the company directors, shareholders and the proposed activities.

We provide you with full expert assistance throughout every step of the Japan company formation process.

Our Japan company incorporation package includes the following:

  • Name availability check
  • Preparation of Articles of Association
  • Preparation of power of attorneys if needed
  • Filing with the Registrar of Companies
  • Payment of filing fees
  • Incorporation Certificate
  • A "Kabushiki Kaisha" is similar to a USA Corporation and a "Goudou Kaisha" is similar to a USA Limited Liability Company
  • The formation fee depends on the company capital and other details of the company (type of company, number of shareholders, number of directors )

Benefits of a Japanese Kabushiki Kaisha (KK) Company

  • We offer our clients a reliable company formation service in Japan
  • It is not necessary to visit Japan to complete your incorporation
  • Our companies incorporation system comply with the Japan Companies Acts

Registration Information Required

To incorporate a Japan company the following is required for the company registrar:

  • Proposed Company Name
  • Brief Description of Company Activities
  • Shareholders Details
  • Company Directors Details
  • Japan Registered Office Address
  • Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association - Which we draft for you.

Company Name

We check that your Japan company name is acceptable and is not already incorporated with the Japan Companies Registry.

Japanese Company Directors

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. We can provide a representative Japanese director for your Kabushiki Kaisha (KK) company.

The names of directors are filed at the companies registry.

Registered Office

Your Japan company must have a registered office, which must be a physical address in Japan. The registered office is where documents may be legally served on the company. we provide this registered office service in Japan.


Only one shareholder of any nationality is required. The shareholders of the Japan company can be either corporations or individuals. The names of shareholders are filed at the companies registry.

Company Incorporation Documents

Once incorporated we provide a set of corporate documents for your Japan company which, includes the Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum of Association the Articles of Association, first minutes and share certificates. Copies of the company incorporation documents are sent via email and the originals from the companies registry are sent to you in a corporate folder.

Japan Ready Made Company

Ready made companies are actively discouraged by the Japanese government, with many laws making the creation and purchase of a shelf company extremely difficult.

Contact Us
only required if you wish us to call you back
Japan Fees to Incorporate
  • Company Formation - £7,800
  • Government Fee - JPY 150,000
Japan Advantages
  • Time - 1 - 2 months to incorporate your company in Japan
  • Directors - A Japanese resident director is mandatory for your company who may be of any nationality
  • Directors - only 1 director of any nationality is necessary for your company
  • Shareholders - only 1 shareholder is required
  • Share Capital - there are no minimum share capital requirement
  • Registered Office - your company requires a registered office in Japan, which we can provide
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the company formation process


Required to Proceed
  • Company Name - We can check your company name is available
  • Passport - colour scan of your passport
  • Documents - copy of a utility bill, credit card or bank statement showing your private address
  • Start now - complete here
  • Upload - proof of address & copy passport can be uploaded here