Setting Up a Business in Japan: A Guide for Foreign Businessmen

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Investment Promotion Division, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), 1992 - Corporations, Foreign - 80 pages

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
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FORMATION Q1 I wish to establish a representative office in Japan in order to conduct surveys of the Japanese market How should I go about settin...
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Q3 What are the necessary procedures for establishing a branch office to conduct business in Japan?
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Q5 How does one convert a branch office to a Japanese corporation?
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Q6 Are there special procedures relating to the establishment of a corporation which are dependent upon the types of enterprise?
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Q8 What procedures are necessary when establishing a joint venture company with a Japanese company?
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Q11 Can a nonresident acquire real property?
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SYSTEMS AND PROCEDURES REGARDING DIRECT INVESTMENT Q13 How is foreign investor defined?
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FACTORY LOCATION PROCEDURES Q48 From where may one obtain plant site information and of what does this information consist?
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Q51 What are the industry relocation policies?
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Q53 What is the brain location plan?
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Q54 What preferential treatment is provided by the national or local government?
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Q55 Please describe the industrial sites
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Q57 What are the advantages of building a plant in a rural region?
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Q59 Is notification necessary depending on the size of a plant? Also are the sizes of green areas and production facilities stipulated?
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Q61 What is the application procedure for a construction permit?
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Q14 What constitutes inward direct investment?
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Q15 Briefly how does one make a direct investment?
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Q18 How may one acquire a Japanese firm?
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Q20 Is the remittance of profits controlled?
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TAXATION SYSTEM Q22 Please tell me about tax reform since December 1988
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Q29 We understand that social expenses incurred by businesses are subject to tax Please
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Q35 Which provisions should an employer make for the individual income tax of
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Q44 What is an adequate salary level? How do age and academic career affect salary
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Q63 Are there any cases in which completion of construction work was remarkably delayed due to labor strikes?
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Q65 With whom should I make contact to visit industrial sites?
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Q66 What procedure is required for the procurement of land for a plant site?
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FINANCING Q67 How are the financial institutions in Japan structured?
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Q70 Generally speaking what type of data is necessary for consultations with financial institutions concerning loans for projects in Japan?
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Q72 What are the merits of going public?
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Q74 What types of objects may be leased?
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Lists of agencies and authorities where you can obtain information on investment in Japan
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