Japan Joint Stock Company

For historical reason before the promulgation of the new corporate law in Japan in 2006, a K.K. or Kabushiki Kaisha in Japanese (literally translated as a stock company, has been the most “serious” and credible type of company in Japan. This was linked to the requirements to set up a K.K, in the former corporate law that were rather stringent: the necessity to have at least 10 Million JPY in the capital, necessity of having a board of directors with at least 3 directors and a statutory auditor. The main advantage of forming a K.K. in Japan is credibility.

 

Features of Japan Joint Stock Company

Japan  JSC

Corporate Details

General

  • Type of Entity

JSC

  • Registered Office in Japan

Yes

  • Shelf company availability

No

  • Our time to establish a new company

 2 Months

  • Corporate Taxation

Yes

  • Access to Double Taxation Treaties

Yes

Share capital or equivalent

  • Standard currency

USD

  • Permitted currencies

EUR, USD, GBP, JPY

  • Minimum paid up

US$6000

No

  • No-par-value shares allowed

No

Directors

  • Minimum number

One

  • Local required

No

  • Publicly accessible records

Yes

  • Location of meetings

Anywhere

  • Corporate directorship allowed

Yes

Shareholders

  • Minimum number

Two

  • Publicly accessible records

Yes

  • Corporate shareholders allowed

Yes

  • Location of meetings

Anywhere

Company Secretary

  • Required

No

  • Local or qualified

No

Accounts

  • Requirements to prepare

Yes

  • Audit requirements

No

  • Requirements to file accounts

Yes

  • Publicly accessible accounts

Yes

Other

  • Requirement to file annual return

Yes

  • Migration of domicile permitted

Yes

 

 Advantages of a Japanese JSC

  1. A JSC can operate in any kinds of business category.
  2. It is better than a branch office in terms of recruitment and consumer image.
  3. It is easier for a JSC to open bank accounts and to rent offices.
  4. KK is treated as a different entity from the parent company when the parent company files tax returns in their home country, no profit or loss from KK will be added to the parent company’s turnover.
  5. No foreign tax credit will be applied to the parent company because there is no double taxation for the parent company.
  6. Per capita levy may be reduced as long as KK’s amount of capital remains at a low level at all times.

 

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