weConnect Services

Our Services For Japan

We provide a complete suite of back office compliance services to support your expansion and operations in Japan.

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Corporate Secretarial

Our team can set up your entity, apply for visas, and ensure your business is properly licensed to operate in Japan.

Entity Formation & Dissolution

Let us help set up your entity in Japan by explaining about the key points below:

    • Should you establish a Kabushiki Kaisha (KK), Goudou Kaisha (GK) or Branch office for your Japan business
    • The most optimal fiscal year end
    • Special tax structures you can leverage
    • How many seals should be created
    • How many directors should be appointed
    • The most optimal time to file with the government for establishment

Annual Corporate Filings

Depending on the type of entity, there may be annual corporate law requirements to take care of.

    • Kabushiki Kasha (KK) have annual requirements
    • Goudou Kaisha (GK) do NOT have annual requirements
    • Branch offices do NOT have have any annual requirements

Registered Address and Director Services

Leverage us as your director, or have us support with your initial address registration to get your entity established quickly.

    • Use weConnect’s address to establish an entity in Japan
    • Registered address services allow weConnect to deal with official notices from the tax, pension, labor and other governmental bodies on your behalf
    • Director services remove any personal liability from your internal executives
    • weConnect acting as the director covers the need to have an employee with a local address to sign the visa application, avoiding delays in relocating an expatriate to Japan

Visa Support

Find guidance in obtaining the appropriate visa for foreigners in Japan.

    • Help with upgrading a standard visa to a High Skilled Professional visa
    • Understanding of different visa processes depending on the nationality of your employee
    • Properly optimize Japan health insurance and pension registrations, apartment leases and remuneration structures for foreign expatriates
    • Get help sponsoring a helper visa for your expatriate in Japan

Business License Applications

Does your business require a license to operate in Japan?

    • To avoid delays we incorporate your license requirements into the entity establishment discussion
    • Depending on the industry and required license we can estimate timelines to help clients plan their business launch

Corporate Secretarial Services

Let us help set up your entity in Japan by explaining about the key points below:

    • Should you establish a Kabushiki Kaisha (KK), Goudou Kaisha (GK) or Branch office for your Japan business
    • The most optimal fiscal year end
    • Special tax structures you can leverage
    • How many seals should be created
    • How many directors should be appointed
    • The most optimal time to file with the government for establishment

Depending on the type of entity, there may be annual corporate law requirements to take care of.

    • Kabushiki Kasha (KK) have annual requirements
    • Goudou Kaisha (GK) do NOT have annual requirements
    • Branch offices do NOT have have any annual requirements

Leverage us as your director, or have us support with your initial address registration to get your entity established quickly.

    • Use weConnect’s address to establish an entity in Japan
    • Registered address services allow weConnect to deal with official notices from the tax, pension, labor and other governmental bodies on your behalf
    • Director services remove any personal liability from your internal executives
    • weConnect acting as the director covers the need to have an employee with a local address to sign the visa application, avoiding delays in relocating an expatriate to Japan

Find guidance in obtaining the appropriate visa for foreigners in Japan.

    • Help with upgrading a standard visa to a High Skilled Professional visa
    • Understanding of different visa processes depending on the nationality of your employee
    • Properly optimize Japan health insurance and pension registrations, apartment leases and remuneration structures for foreign expatriates
    • Get help sponsoring a helper visa for your expatriate in Japan

Does your business require a license to operate in Japan?

    • To avoid delays we incorporate your license requirements into the entity establishment discussion
    • Depending on the industry and required license we can estimate timelines to help clients plan their business launch

 

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Accounting & Tax

Leverage our all-star team of technical experts to ensure compliance and see your financials in English, real-time.

Bookkeeping and Financial Reporting

Access your financials from anywhere in the world.

    • English financials
    • Unlimited user access available
    • Set custom key performance indicators (KPI) to gauge the health of your business in seconds

Invoice Administration

Let us handle drafting, sending and tracking invoices and accounts receivable.

    • See illustrative accounts receivable on your financial dashboard
    • Get aging reports in real time

Bank Account Setup and Management

Getting a Japanese bank account can be difficult for newly established entities. We have a decade-long relationship with SMBC and Mizuho and have never had a client application rejected.

    • See your Japanese bank accounts in English
    • Free set up, and up to 50% off recurring and transaction fees with the banks through weConnect’s introduction

Tax Compliance and Advisory

Tax support should go beyond preparing tax returns. Let us help you strategically position your business to be tax optimized for Japan.

    • Optimized tax structures for market entry
    • Ensuring you have a Blue form status with the Japan tax authorities

Accounting & Tax Services

Access your financials from anywhere in the world.

    • English financials
    • Unlimited user access available
    • Set custom key performance indicators (KPI) to gauge the health of your business in seconds

Let us handle drafting, sending and tracking invoices and accounts receivable.

    • See illustrative accounts receivable on your financial dashboard
    • Get aging reports in real time

Getting a Japanese bank account can be difficult for newly established entities. We have a decade-long relationship with SMBC and Mizuho and have never had a client application rejected.

    • See your Japanese bank accounts in English
    • Free set up, and up to 50% off recurring and transaction fees with the banks through weConnect’s introduction

Tax support should go beyond preparing tax returns. Let us help you strategically position your business to be tax optimized for Japan.

    • Optimized tax structures for market entry
    • Ensuring you have a Blue form status with the Japan tax authorities
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Payroll & HR

We employ all-star payroll specialists, social security attorneys, and labor lawyers and leverage the latest payroll and social benefit administration technology. This minimizes human error, reduces paper and improves the employer and employee experience.

Payroll

Japan payroll is the most complicated in the world. We leverage the latest technology to avoid human error.

    • Payroll support includes health insurance, pension, workers accident insurance, employment insurance and nursing care premium management
    • weConnect handles the tax returns of your employees as it is the responsibility of the employer to do this in Japan.

Japan Statutory Employment Benefits and Filings

Our team helps with initial hirings, including mandatory enrollment into statutory benefits program, and any relevant filings.

    • Apply for employees’ health cards
    • Enrollment into pension and labor insurance programs
    • Keep your records with the government up to date by submitting your annual filings
    • Avoid labor audits

Japan Labor Law Advisory

Work with an advisory team that ensures education on Japan’s labor laws beyond regurgitation of the rules.

    • Strategically draft employment agreements and rules of employment
    • Understand what labor management agreements are
    • Learn how to compliantly elect an employee representative
    • Minimize overtime cost

Payroll & HR Services

Japan payroll is the most complicated in the world. We leverage the latest technology to avoid human error.

    • Payroll support includes health insurance, pension, workers accident insurance, employment insurance and nursing care premium management
    • weConnect handles the tax returns of your employees as it is the responsibility of the employer to do this in Japan.

Our team helps with initial hirings, including mandatory enrollment into statutory benefits program, and any relevant filings.

    • Apply for employees’ health cards
    • Enrollment into pension and labor insurance programs
    • Keep your records with the government up to date by submitting your annual filings
    • Avoid labor audits

Work with an advisory team that ensures education on Japan’s labor laws beyond regurgitation of the rules.

    • Strategically draft employment agreements and rules of employment
    • Understand what labor management agreements are
    • Learn how to compliantly elect an employee representative
    • Minimize overtime cost
Learn More
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