Company Incorporation Process

If you wish to incorporate a company or an office in Japan, there are certain steps that must be taken. This section details the requirements and actions required in order to successfully complete the Company Incorporation process in Japan.

Labour-Related Law

Labour-related laws in Japan are quite extensive and govern different aspects of every hiring step as well as leave, contracts forms, working hours etc.

Advertising / Competition Law

Japanese advertising and competition laws have been subject to government reform and restructuring in recent years. The Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) is one of the world oldest fair trade commissions.

Food Regulation

When exporting food products, the exporter should be aware of importation procedures, laws and administrative forms, in order to ease this process.

Unfair Competition Prevention Law

Japan’s market economy encourages competition in industry and commerce. The Unfair Competition Prevention Law (UCPL) serves as a means of prohibiting acts which constitute unfair competition.

Labelling, Marking & Packaging

Japanese laws concerning labelling, product marking and packaging primarily relate to importation, security and health. Requirements are often product-specific and different from the EU standards which European businesses are accustomed to abiding by.

Customs Regulations

Understanding the customs regulations of another country can be a daunting task; however, this section brings together all the information that European enterprises need to know.


A standard is a measure, a norm, or a model used to evaluate goods or processes.

IPR System in Japan

According to the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) definition, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) are the rights given to a person over their creations. They usually give the creator an exclusive right over the use of his/her creation for a certain period of time.


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