Fee Schedule

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Fee Schedule of Our Main Practices (Unit: Japanese Yen)

DescriptionFee (consumption tax included)Registration tax / Notary feeExpensesTotal
Incorporation/Branch Setup
* Joint-stock corporation (Kabushiki Kaisha, KK)
Incorporation of joint-stock corporation (Kabushiki Kaisha), without English translation162,000202,00021,410385,410
Incorporation of joint-stock corporation (Kabushiki Kaisha) and reporting to the Bank of Japan, without English translation205,200202,00021,410428,610
Incorporation of joint-stock corporation (Kabushiki Kaisha), reporting to the Bank of Japan, with typical volume of English translation of minutes and Articles of Incorporation included - Recommended334,800202,00021,410558,210
* LLC (Godo Kaisha, GK)
Incorporation of LLC (Godo Kaisha), without English translation140,40060,00021,410221,810
Incorporation of LLC (Godo Kaisha) and reporting to the Bank of Japan, without English translation183,60060,00021,410265,010
Incorporation of LLC (Godo Kaisha) and reporting to the Bank of Japan, with typical volume of English translation of minutes and Articles of Incorporation included - Recommended248,40060,00021,410329,810
* Branch registration
Registration of a new branch office in Japan108,00090,00021,410219,410
Establishment of Association/Partnership
Incorporation of General Incorporated Association (Ippan Shadan Houjin) or General Incorporated Foundation (Ippan Zaidan Houjin)162,000112,00021,410295,410
Establishment of Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)162,00060,00021,410295,410
* Expenses for incorporation, branch setup, establishment of association or partnership consist of two certificates of registration, one certificate of seal, one representative seal and out of pocket expenses such as courier charge and local transportation.
Optional services
- Making a corporate sealfree10,00010,000
- Translation of legal documents from Japanese to English48.6 per word
- Nominee director/representative for a small business (our fee varies depending on the volume of sales/transactions)43,200 per month
- Providing office address and mail forwarding service (domestic forwarding fee is included.)19,440 per month
- Registration and management of ".jp" domain name8,640 per year
Annual Shareholders' Meeting
Preparing minutes of Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders with typical volume of English translation of minutes75,60075,600
Preparing minutes of Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and registering the change of officers (for the company whose capital amount is below JPY100,000,000), with typical volume of English translation of minutes.91,80010,000480102,280
* Expenses for registration of change of officers consist of one certificate of registration.
Company registration
Liquidation of Kabushiki Kaisha (joint-stock corporation)140,40041,00040,000221,400
Branch registration
Closure of branch office86,4009,00037,000132,400
Legal consultation
Legal counseling on Japanese Company Law and Civil Law (incorporation, branch registration, property registration, etc.)16,200 per hour
Support service for obtaining a working visa (provided by the affiliated firm)
Obtaining a Certificate of Eligibility of Investor/business manager visa270,00010,000280,000
Obtaining a Certificate of Eligibility of other working visa162,00010,000172,000
* For difficult cases (ex. your visa application was rejected before), we will charge extra 54,000 yen to 162,000 yen in addition to the above.
Visa status change without having a Certificate of Eligibility (if you have a Certificate of Eligibility already, see the optional services below.)129,6004,000133,600
* For difficult cases of status change, we will charge extra 54,000 yen to 216,000 yen in addition to the above.
Optional services for visa
- Visa status change from short-term stay to long-term stay (when you have a Certificate of Eligibility)27,0004,00031,000
- Multiple Re-entry Permit16,2006,00022,200
Business licenses (provided by the affiliated firm)
Fee-charging employment placement (headhunting)378,000140,0005,000523,000
General worker dispatching (Ippan Haken)345,600210,0003,000558,600
Specified worker dispatching (Tokutei Haken)183,6006,000189,600
Real estate transaction business (Takken)
*using Shinyo Hosho Kyokai to make a deposit
220,50033,000(Tokyo local license)approx. 2 million for deposit253,500(excluding deposit)
Real estate transaction business (Takken)
*using depositary office to make a deposit
226,80033,000(Tokyo local license)10 million for deposit259,800(excluding deposit)
Trademark registration (provided by the affiliated firm)
* Trademark survey
- Trademark by letter (1 class)54,00054,000
-- Each additional 1 class21,60021,600
- Trademark by graphic (1 class)64,80064,800
-- Each additional 1 class32,40032,400
* Cost of application
- 1 class86,40012,00098,400
-- Each additional 1 class32,4008,60041,000
* Cost of registration
- 1 class22,68037,600
(for 10 yrs)
60,280
-- Each additional 1 class10,80037,600
(for 10 yrs)
48,400
* Total cost of registering a trademark is the total of above fees/expenses. If an application is rejected, you have to file an opinion letter or an amendment of proceedinds to the authority. Otherwise, you cannot get the trademark registered. An additional fee is necessary to prepare these documents.
Others
Other business support services such as visa, accounting, payroll, social security insurance, labor insurance, business license and temporary office are available from our affiliated law/accounting firms and the quote is provided upon request.

Note:

  1. Consumption tax rate in Japan is 8% as of April 1, 2014. The rate will be raised to 10% from April 1, 2017.
  2. Incorporation/registration/documentation services includes legal consultation but do not include tax planning/filing accompanying the registration.
  3. Translation from Japanese to English is not included in the above fee schedule unless otherwise specified.