Japan Representative Office


Representative office is generally established for carrying out preparatory and supporting tasks aimed at enabling foreign companies to engage in full-scale commercial business operations in Japan in future.


Representative office is generally established for carrying out market research & liaison activities on behalf of head office. It does not allow to conduct commercial business activities in Japan and therefore no registration is required at the legal affairs bureau nor be subjected to corporate tax under Japanese tax laws. However, representative offices established by foreign banks, insurance companies, securities companies, or other financial institutions are exceptions; prior notification must be provided to the Financial Services Agency for such representative offices (as stipulated in the Banking Law, Securities Exchange Law and other laws).


In principle, a representative office is not a company, which is registered as a corporation. The office format may be used by foreign corporations, which do not conduct commercial business in Japan but expect to carry out the activities such as:

Main Features of a Representative Office






 For reference generally the following docs is required to open a bank account:

For further information please contact us by mail.

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Please note: "We Do Not Conduct any Consultation on Phone for the above said matters".





























































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