How do you set up an office in Japan?
Setting up a company and registering an office in Japan is a relatively easy process and can be done within a few weeks. There are four types of offices that you can set up: a representative office, a branch office, a subsidiary and a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). You can find out more information about these types of offices here http://www.exporttojapan.co.uk/doing-business-in-japan/setting-up-business-in-japan
There are two main types of companies that you can establish in Japan, a Kabushiki Gaisha and Godo Gaisha. You can read on the difference between these two entities here http://www.exporttojapan.co.uk/guide/setting-up-in-japan/comparison-godo-gaisha-vs-kabushiki-gaisha
For help setting up operations in Japan, contact Business Link Japan – who offers an innovative incubation hub for UK companies in the heart of Tokyo, with a range of business support services. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site at http://www.businesslinkjapan.com/
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