In order to officially register a company in Japan, the founder of the company must pay a registration fee at the Legal Affairs Bureau. This fee is calculated based upon the initial capital of the corporation. Therefore, a corporation with an initial capital of one hundred million yen will require a larger registration fee than a company with an initial capital of ten thousand yen.
However, it should be noted that no matter how small the initial capital of the corporation is, a minimum registration fee must be paid. For example, even if you want to establish a corporation with an initial capital of 1 yen, the registration fee will still be the minimum amount of one hundred fifty thousand yen.
If you have any questions about starting a business in Japan, please contact our office for a legal consultation.