How to change representative director of your company
Here, I will explain how to change representative director (代表取締役) in Japan.
Name and domicile of the representative direcotr is registered with commercial registry.
So, when her name or domicile is changed, the company needs to file registering of change of her name or domicile to legal affairs bureau within 2 weeks.
Or, if your company appoints another person as a representative director, a registration procedure is also required.
Of course, a registration procedure is also required when the current representative director steps down.
If he/she is not a resident of Japan, certificate of signature issued by notary public is necessary.
I can send you a template of it.
Necessary cost to file this registration of change of director in Japan
Assumed her company’s registered capital amount is 10 million yen, the amount of registration tax 10,000 yen.
Fee for judicial scrivener is below 50,000 yen, if she hires me as a Shihoshoshi Lawyer.
Necessary documents to change representative director.
1 Application paper to file registering of change of representative director.
2 Minutes that proves her company elected new representative director. ( former representative director affixes registered seal of company. ）.
3 A written document evidencing the acceptance of appointment by new representative director ( new representative director affixes his/her registered personal seal on this document)
4 Certificate of new representative director’s personal registered seal.
(If he/she is not a resident of Japan, certificate of signature issued by notary public is necessary. I can send you a template of it.)
5 Paper to register new seal of company
6 Resignation letter of current representative director.
7 Power of attorney to empower judicial scrivener = Shihoshoshi Lawyer.
8 List of shareholders of company
As for 2, 3, 6, 7, even if these are written in foreign language, it is available.
(As far as it is bilingual)
Though, this page illustrate only basic information. You can find a lot of detailed information by searching for “directors” on this website.
If you want to focus on your core business instead of spending your time on tedious registration procedures, you can hire me.
Then it would make sense for me to create this website. That would make me very happy.
You can just send me an email. akiyama（a）japan-law-tax.com