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Doing Business in Japan – Establishing a Base for Doing Business in Japan

  • Target market
  • Business category
    Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, Regerative medicine, Medical device, Digital health, Others
  • Business function
    Business consulting >
  • Keyword
  • Author
    "Kengo Ishikawa" of "The Tokyo-Marunouchi Law Offices"
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  When a foreign investor plans to expand its business into the Japanese market, one of its most important decisions is selecting the right approach to establishing a base for doing business in Japan.  A foreign investor establishing such a base in Japan can choose from among three approaches:
1. A representative office, 
2. A branch office, or 
3. A subsidiary company (i.e., a Japanese entity).

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