When setting up a company in Japan
, the local legislation does not impose for a company secretary
to be appointed. However, many companies choose to name one.
In a Japanese business, there is no legal position which corresponds to that of a company secretary. However, this position is similar to the head of the general affairs department (soumu-bucho).
This position is commonly occupied by an executive who often may act as a director. The general affairs department handles shareholders and internal matters of the business, such as organizing the yearly shareholders’ meetings, the board meetings and so on.
Company secretary services in Japan
Our Japan company formation
firm offers company secretary services in Japan
which may cover:
• Organizing the board of directors meetings;
• Organizing the yearly shareholders’ meetings and the approval of the financial status;
• Updating the company registration matters, for example, the change of a business address;
• Registration with the Legal Affairs Bureau;
• Assistance in obtaining the company certificate of registration;
• The yearly publication of the financial statements.
Other roles of a company secretary in Japan
A company secretary in Japan may provide other services as well, especially in small companies. These other services may include:
• Other administrative responsibilities: like insurance and pensions and managing the premises of the business;
• Some legal matters: advising the directors about their responsibilities and making sure they comply with the articles of association and the other legislations, like data protection, safety and health;
Other responsibilities: our company registration
representatives in Japan
can provide further details on what these other responsibilities might consist of.
If you need to know more about the type of Japanese corporate secretary services
we offer, we invite you to get in touch
with our friendly company formation
executives in Japan