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Why Japan?

Japan is the world’s third largest economy (after the US and Mainland China) with a sophisticated business environment and advanced infrastructures. Japan has been one of the fastest growing economies and home to technology and product innovation making it highly attractive as a long-term business investment.

Japan is an industrialised global free market-oriented economy with some government influence on production. The market’s largest industries include automobiles, automotive parts manufacturing, electronic equipment, machine tools, chemicals, textiles and processed foods. Japan’s top export destinations are the United States, Mainland China, South Korea, Thailand and Hong Kong SAR, giving the nation’s strong economic ties to its surrounding Asia Pacific neighbours.

Structural reforms to unlock productivity are seen as central to strengthening the economy in the long-run. The government has recently announced a plan toward reducing administrative costs by 20% by 2020 in areas that are considered to generate the heaviest burdens, such as business approvals, licenses and social insurance.

Reasons to do business in Japan include:

  • A growing and sophisticated market
  • An innovation hub & business-friendly infrastructure
  • High living standards
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Doing Business in Japan

Like all markets in Asia, Japan has unique business and cultural considerations that shape a company’s experience in the city. To make business expansion easier, here is a list of important aspects about doing business in Japan:

  • Tax obligations
  • Visa options and requirements
  • Business registration guidelines
  • Employment and termination considerations
  • Business etiquette

Planning to set up or further expand in Japan? Download our Japan business expansion guide to learn more.

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How Tricor can help in Japan

Tricor K.K. (Tricor Japan) is based in Tokyo, Japan and specialises in supporting foreign multinationals entering, expanding, or optimising business operations in Japan.

It is a subsidiary of the Tricor Group, set up in 2011 through the acquisition of Ascendant Business Solutions K.K.

Tricor Japan and its partners and affiliates provide a range of services including accounting for Japanese entities and special purpose companies (SPCs); financial reporting in US GAAP, IFRS, J-GAAP and banking / treasury services; tax compliance and inbound advisory services; statutory payroll, benefits and HR advisory services; corporate secretarial services (entity formation, nominee services, company secretarial support and liquidation management).

Japan EN Incorporation Guide

Establishing business in Japan is complicated and the process may require multiple private sectors and practitioners to be involved in the incorporation as well as post-incorporation phases. Tricor Japan is able to simplify these complex processes and guide our clients through these challenges. We have supported over 750 multinational companies to successfully set up in Japan.

Tricor is well positioned to unlock the potential of your business in Asia, and help your company stay one step ahead of today’s diverse and fast evolving regulatory environment.

We offer the necessary support companies need to maintain full compliance in Japan. In addition to our compliance services, we offer serviced office space for companies looking for a hassle-free office space solution and outsourced IT support for those companies that do not want to hire an in-house IT resource.

Our bilingual staff service publicly listed and private companies, primarily from the United States or Europe.

Tricor Japan maintain ISO and Privacy Mark certifications, audited BCP plans and IT backups on-site and remotely located.

Tricor Japan has relationships with firms handling Recruitment, Litigation, Audit and Transfer Pricing. If we are not able to help you, we can refer you to trusted professionals that have done a good job for our clients before.

Whether you are looking to set up shop or streamline and expand your current operations, Tricor can help you.

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