Direct Selling

 Latest update: March 2022 

Establishing an office in Japan will allow you to enter the Japanese market and have direct contact with customers and possible partners. However, it is important to note that there are different types of offices, which have various investment and manpower requirements. The procedures will differ depending on the type of office you wish to settle. Understanding your needs is an important step when considering what type of business is the most appropriate for you.


Table of Contents

  • Types of Offices
    • Representative Office
    • Branch Office
    • Subsidiary Company
      • Advantages and Disadvantages
    • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Company Incorporation Process
    • Representative Office
    • Branch Office
    • Kabushiki-Kaisha
    • Godo-Kaisha
    • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Related Issues
    • Basic Matters for Foreign Nationals Wishing to Start a Business in Japan
    • Incentives and Subsidies
    • After the Incorporation
  • Relevant Organisations
  • Expert reports and Webinars
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