Successful Strategies For Doing Business In Asia: Japan

1. What role does the government of Japan play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment?

Generally speaking, foreigners can conduct business in Japan on an equal legal footing with Japanese citizens. The government of Japan is keenly interested in promoting and expediting foreign direct investment in Japan. To enhance the process, relevant Japanese laws and regulations as well as other related information have been translated into English and are available online at: and

The government offers various incentives and subsidies to promote investment in Japan. Among these are incentives provided under the Act for Promotion of Japan as an Asian Business Center which reduce corporate taxes and patent fees for certain government-certified global enterprises. In addition, companies planning to do business in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake can benefit from less stringent regulations and a reduced tax burden.

Please see full publication below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

Written by:


MERITAS - Law Firms Worldwide on:

Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.