Business manager


Visas for Those Engaged in Managing a Company (Business Manager Visa)


Background For a foreign national to manage a company in Japan, that person must first get a busines ...

real estate sales

real estate

How to sell real estate in Japan that is owned by people living overseas


Does this sound like you? You want to sell real estate located in Japan that you inherited but do no ...

sales real estate


Case Study: Sale of Inherited Real Estate in Japan and Overseas Remittance of Sales Proceeds

Background We received the following inquiry from a client living overseas. An individual owning rea ...



Inheritance Procedures for Japanese Assets of Foreign Nationals


With an ever increasing number of foreign nationals residing and making homes in Japan, the need for ...

Company Incorporation

Procedures for Non-Japanese to Launch a Business and Set up a Company in Japan


When a non-Japanese launches a business in Japan, this can be done either as a sole proprietorship o ...

Company Incorporation

Foreign Company’s Expansion to Japan


Foreign companies considering expanding to Japan and engaging in business on an ongoing basis must e ...

Company Incorporation

Foreign Nationals Registering a Company in Japan


step1Initial Consaltation step2Developing a Business Plan step3Registration Documents Preparation st ...

Company Incorporation

How are Japanese LLCs (godo kaisha) and joint stock companies (kabushiki kaisha) different?


Among the available corporate entity choices in Japan, only two offer limited liability; the LLC (go ...

Company Incorporation

Procedures for establishing a company in Japan with foreign capital


The first issue is deciding whether to incorporate as a stock company or as a limited liability comp ...

last will and testament


Drafting Wills for Foreign Nationals in Japan


When a foreign national dies leaving assets in Japan but no will, the inheritance procedures can be ...