1. Japan Prices & Delivery Times 

Normal delivery: 7-10 working days = GBP 125 
Express delivery: 5-7 working days = GBP 175 
Flash delivery: 3-4 working days = GBP 225 
All credit reports are delivered by email. 

2. Japan Sample Report 

The sample report shows the layout, data included and our credit assessment.  

3. What’s included in the report? 

Ownership & Management 
Financial Details (where available) 
Default Information 
Credit Scoring & Rating 
All credit reports are delivered in English 
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Do you need copies of original Registry Documents? 
To request a copy of the original registry documents please contact us and we will advise availibility. 
Please note that official registry documentation is usually in the language of the registration jurisdiction. 
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Japan Business Credit Report Services 

Creditreform operates a global specialist International Business credit report service. We have local offices and fully approved international risk analysis experts in every country worldwide. This enables us to provide expert up-to-date business credit report information on businesses anywhere in the world. 
Main reasons why our business credit reports are so important they enable clients to trade with confidence. 
The local International Business Credit Report Partners are able to: 
Assess local businesses trading activities. 
Update information immediately if there are any changes. 
Give accurate feedback based on the local economies. 
Communicate effectively with businesses as they share the same time zones. 
Herewith details of our business credit reporting service in Japan: 

Location of company credit check service office(s) 

Tokyo, Japan 

Number of Japan Business Credit Reporting staff? 

10-15 staff 

How long have you been operating a Japan business credit reporting service? 

Over 10 years 

What type of business credit reports do you provide in Japan: 

Corporate business credit reports online and offline – Only offline reports 
Non limited business credit reports online and offline – Offline reports only 
Bespoke investigated business credit reports - Yes 

What are the business credit report delivery times in Japan? 

Instant Online business credit report - No 
Flash business credit report - 3-4  Working Days 
Express business credit report – 5-7 Working Days 
Normal business credit report – 7-10 Working Days 

How many company registries are there in Japan for businesses (i.e. UK has just 1 central registry)? 

Trade Registry is based in Tokyo 

Japan Economy: 

Currency: Japanese yen 
GDP Ranking: 3rd 
Population: ca 126 million 
Japan main industries include automobiles, consumer electronics, computers, semiconductors, and iron and steel. 

Main Trading Partners of Japan: 

Export partners: USA 20.2%, China 17.6%, European Union 11.4%, South Korea 7.2%, Taiwan 6.1% 
Import Partners: China 25.8%, EU 12.4%, USA 11.4%, Australia 5%, South Korea 4.1% 

Do business credit reports contain negative information? 

Yes, the reports include negative information 

Do you provide consumer credit reports in Japan? 

Available Upon Request 

Specialist Debt Recovery Service Japan No Win No Fee 

There are many unique requirements to international debt collection services in all countries including Japan debt collection services which differ from the UK debt collection agency services and therefore it is very important that cases are handled directly by our expert Japan debt collection agency and not from debt collectors UK. This method of Japan debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases will operate an international debt collection service from a UK debt collector only. Using the local Japan debt collection agency enables us to achieve a far greater success rate and our No Win No Fee service together with competitive commission rates against monies recovered only ensures you get the best service. 

Japan Skip Tracing Service 

Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert international tracing agents including Japan tracing agent services to locate any absconded debtor. This tracing service is provided on a No Find No Fee basis only charging for a successful trace. 

Specialist Business Credit Report Experts 

There are many unique requirements to providing international business credit reports in all countries including Japan business credit reporting services which differ from Credit Reports UK services. Therefore it is very important that information is obtained directly by our expert international local business credit reporting partners and not from the Credit Report UK services. Our multi lingual local partners are able to provide all business credit reports in English including the bespoke investigated business credit reports. 

Japan Company Registry Name 

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry – Company Search / National Tax Agency 

Japan Company Registry Address 

3-1-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8978, Japan 

Language(s) of Japan Company Registry 

The Japan Company Register is in Japanese & English. 

Number of Company Registries in Japan 

1 company register in Japan 

Regulation for Japan Company Register 

Companies Act of 2005 
Limited Liability Partnership Act of 2005 
Limited Partnership for Investment Act 1998, Rev.2004 

Can you search companies online for free in Japan? 

Yes, you can search for free at Japan Company Registry but there is limited data available in English. 

What information can I view for free at Japan Company Registry 

Japan Company Number - 法人番号 
Japan Company Name - 商号又は名称 
Japan Company Address - 所在地 

What information is included in a Japan Company Profile / Extract? 

Japan Company Name 
Japan Type of Company 
Japan Registered Office 
Japan Status 
Japan Activity / Type of Business 
Japan Directors and shareholders 
Japan Registered capital 

Do you need to register / sign up at the Japan Company Registry? 

No, there is no option to register at the Japan Company Registry. 

Number of Registered Companies in Japan 

Over 5,100,000 companies registered in Japan 

How to Register / Incorporate a company in Japan? 

You can register a company in Japan through a Japan company formation agent. 

Average incorporation fee (private limited) in Japan 

EUR 1,193 

Minimum share capital (private limited) in Japan 

USD 1 is minimum share capital in Japan 

What is the Corporate tax rate in Japan? 

23.9% is corporate tax rate in Japan 

What is the VAT rate payable on sales to local customers in Japan? 

8% is VAT rate in Japan 

Types of Companies in Japan 

株式会社 (kabushiki gaisha or kabushiki kaisha, "K.K." ("Company, Limited"/"Co., Ltd.")) / "stock company", the most typical form of business corporation. 
合同会社 (gōdō gaisha or gōdō kaisha, "G.K.") – lit. "amalgamated company", a close corporation form similar to the American LLC, introduced in 2006 
有限会社 (yūgen gaisha or yūgen kaisha, "Y.K.") – lit. "limited company", a close corporation form for smaller businesses, abolished in 2006 and replaced by G.K. above 
合名会社 (gōmei gaisha or gōmei kaisha, "GMK") – corporation similar to a general partnership 
合資会社 (gōshi gaisha or gōshi kaisha, "GSK") – corporation similar to a limited partnership 
Partnerships are referred to as kumiai (組合). Each of these 4 types has no legal personality though other corporations, which include "kumiai" in their name, have: 
任意組合 (nin'i kumiai, "NK") – general partnership (Civil Code) 
匿名組合 (tokumei kumiai, "TK") – anonymous partnership, an investment bilateral contract 
投資事業有限責任組合 (tōshi jigyō yūgen sekinin kumiai) – limited partnership for investment 
有限責任事業組合 (yūgen sekinin jigyō kumiai) – similar to a Limited Liability Partnership 

Japan Company Documents Available 

Japan Company Commercial Extract 
Japan Certificate of Good Standing 
Japan Certificate of Incorporation 

What are the Financial Regulatory Authorities in Japan? 

Financial Services Agency 
Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC) 

What are the Stock Exchanges in Japan? 

Tokyo Stock Exchange (JPX) in Tokyo which was founded in 1878 
JASDAQ in Tokyo which was founded in 1963 
Mothers in Tokyo which was founded in 1999 
Tokyo Pro Market in Tokyo which was founded in 2009 
JASDAQ NEO in Tokyo which was founded in 2007 
Nagoya Stock Exchange (NSE) in Nagoya which was founded in 1886 
Centrex in Nagoya which was founded in 1999 
Fukuoka Stock Exchange (FSE) in Fukuoka which was founded in 1949 
Q-Board (QB) in Fukuoka which was founded in 2000 
Sapporo Securities Exchange (SSE) in Sapporo which was founded in 1949 
Ambitious (AMB) in Sapporo which was founded in 2000 

Can you order a Japan Apostille Certificate? 

Yes, Japan agreed to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. Therefore, Japan accepts the Apostille Certificate for Japan Company Registry Search Documents in place of any further legalisation process. 
Japan signed up to the Hague Convention on 27th July 1970. 

Japan Company Registry Search 

All local Japan Company searches can be under taken via our Japan Company Registry search. Where there is more than one Japan Company Registry an Japan company search will be made via a local Japan company registry search in the city where the company or business is registered. Many Japan company searches can be made on line but in some cases the Japan company search needs to search the local Japan company register in person, post or by email. Creditreform and it’s local company search partners undertake these services on behalf of our international clients. 

Japan Company Documents 

The Japan Company Registry hold all company documents on record and many of these can be downloaded instantly if you have registered with the Japan company registry. Alternatively you can order Japan company documents, company extracts or any registered document such as the Japan Memorandum of Association via Creditreform. Creditreform’ s local registered agent will then undertake an Japan company search on your behalf and we will forward the results via email. 

Japan Certificate of Good Standing 

The certificate of Good standing is issued by the local Japan company registry and in many cases can be downloaded by a registered company agent. Besides the Certificate of Good Standing other specific documents can be purchased such as the Japan Certificate of Incorporation or the Japan Memorandum of Association.. 

Japan Private Investigation Work 

There are many reasons for the need to use our Japan private investigator or Japan process server. We partner with fully approved local Japan private detectors who are experts in their field and provide our clients with a fully confidential service including Japan skip tracing and Japan document serving where required. 

Japan Company Formations 

There are many reasons why our clients need to use our Japan company formation services. Through our fully approved local Japan company registration agent the Japan company incorporation is made as simple as possible. We will undertake all the necessary Japan company searches to ensure the chosen name is available and guide you through the necessary documentation required to incorporate the company required. 
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