Cost to make joint stock company ( kabushiki kaisha = かぶしきかいしゃ ) in Japan
１）Revenue stamp : 40,000 yen.
( You need to paste it on original of articles of incorporation = articles of association.
But, in the case the articles of incorporation ( articles of association ) is electronic articles of incorporation ( Denshi teikan ), you do not need to pay this revenue stamp.
If you make a joint stock company with my support, I can prepare electronic articles of incorporation ( = articles of association ).
Though, it is called “electronic articles of incorporation”, you can receive paper of articles of incorporation. There is not difference in legal effect. )
2) Fee for notary public ( Kou shou nin = こうしょうにん ) of about 55,000 yen.
In order to make articles of incorporation valid, she needs to have notary public notarize the articles of incorporation.
（ In the case of LLC = ごうどうかいしゃ, this process is not required ）
Process of notarizing articles of incorporation will be completed around one hour.
When you make draft of articles of incorporation, you need to send it to notary public in advance.
Then, notary pubic will make some correction.
If the content of articles of incorporation is confirmed by notary public, you makes appointment to visit office of notary public ( koushou nin yakuba ).
When notarization process is completed, you pay fee for notary public.
In the case, you order me to make a joint stock company, I can go to notary public office on your behalf.
So, you do not need to go to his office.
In that case, you need to affix sign on power of attorney ( I will make it. ) and provide certificate of your seal impression ( Inkan shomeisho ).
If you do not have legal address in Japan, you can not register your seal with city hall.
And you can not acquire Inkan shomeisho.
In that case, you need to prepare certificate of signature ( sain shoumeisho ).
This is sample of certificate of signature.
3) Registration tax to file registration of incorporation ： at least 150,000 yen.
The amount of registration tax is Stated capital amount ( shihon kin ) × 0.7 %.
So, in the case Stated capital amount is 30 million yen, the amount of registration tax is 210,000 yen.
30 million × 0.007 = 210,000 yen
I differs depending on situation.
But, I will charge about 70,000 yen to 150,000 yen.
With this fee, I will make necessary documents to file registration of incorporation of joint stock company in Japan in English language.
I will order seal shop to make seal of your company ( It will cost around 3,000 yen. ).
I will visit your office and make necessary consulting.
I will go to notary pubic office and notarize articles of incorporation.
I will file registration of incorporation on your behalf.
I will obtain certified copy of commercial registry ( Touhon ).
In the case, your business has already substance in Japan, I will assist you to open bank account.
I will submit tax office a report of opening of your business.
( If your business does not have substance in Japan yet, it is difficult to open bank account. But I believe it will not cause much trouble in operation of your business.
When you have actually started operation of your business, you will receive bill from other company or sign contract with company name ).
And these documents are required to open bank account with company name.
But, this does not include submitting tax filing every year on your behalf.
You need to hire tax accountant if you cannot submit it by yourself.
( Though, I will assist you to make necessary documents to tax filing. )
(If you want to know director’s income tax, corporate tax →）
You can include these costs in deductible expense ( Keihi = 経費 ) in tax filing of your company.
You need to keep receipt of it.
And even if you make a joint stock company in Japan, it does not lead to obtaining status of residence of business manager.
Other than registration process, you need to obtain status of residence in Japan.
In order to obtain status of residence to live in Japan, making a joint stock company is meaningful.