How to make a joint stock company, ( KK company, kabushiki kaisha ) in Japan
Stock company can acquire trust from customers
In the case you start business in Japan, you want to incorporate a joint stock company, ( KK company = kabushiki kaisha = 株式会社 ) in Japan.
You can acquire legal personality ( legal entity = Houjin = 法人 ) by making limited liability company ( LLC = Godo kaisha = 合同会社 ).
( You can know detailed information relating to making limited liability company ( LLC = Godo kaisha = 合同会社 ) .
In the case, you need to make joint stock company to acquire trust from persons concerned or companies concerned, you may select joint stock company ( KK company ) in Japan.
Separation of owner and management of company
In the case, you can contribute your money to establish a stock company, but you can not assume director of new company, you can appoint other person as director.
( As far as you can really trust the person )
In this case, you can make joint stock ( KK company ) company in Japan.
In the case of limited liability company ( Godo kaisha = GK ), you cannot adopt this method.
Please refer to explanation of limited liability company ( Godo kaisha ).
Regarding incorporation of subsidiary in Japan
Assumed that you have a company in USA (“U Inc.”). Then, you hope to incorporate subsidiary (“J company”) in Japan.
When you incorporate Joint stock company in Japan, articles of incorporation should be notarized by Notary public in Japan.
Then Notary public requests you to provide information of owner of U Inc. Otherwise, some persons may try to incorporate a company for illegal purpose.
So, you need to provide official document that proves shareholders of U Inc. and ID of major shareholders.
If you hesitate to do so, it is possible.
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In the case of LLC, shareholders should coincide with directors.
Shareholder needs to participate in management of your company.