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Establish an Insurance Company in Japan

Updated on Thursday 26th October 2017

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establish-an-insurance-company-in-japan.jpgIn January 2016, the Bank of Japan introduced a negative interest rate strategy. This strategy enabled lower market interest rates, which started to have an impact on the single-premium insurance products. Our company formation consultants in Japan can help you in establishing an insurance company in Japan.
 

Types of insurances in Japan

 
In Japan, insurances can be:
 
1. Business insurances: they provide fundamental insurance for the protection and management of a company. Business insurances in Japan can be:
a. Vehicle insurances;
b. Personnel insurances;
c. Public liability insurances;
d. Building and content insurances.
 
2. Personal insurances: these are customized to meet a private person’s daily needs and cover him or her in case of an injury or damage, as well as to his or her assets or property. These insurances can be:
a. Home insurances;
b. Earthquake insurances;
c. Car insurances;
d. Health insurances;
e. Life insurances.
 
Our Japan company formation advisors can provide more details about the types of insurance in Japan.
 

Capital requirements for insurance businesses in Japan

 
According to the Financial Services Agency (FSA) in the country, the common framework, which represents the solvency margin standard, is set for both life and general insurance businesses in FY (financial year)1996. 
 
The solvency margin ratio is set at the solvency margin (divided by ½ multiplied by the risk amount) multiplied by 100. Our company registration advisors in Japan can provide further information on the capital necessary to open such a company.
 
The initial capital required for such businesses is minimum JPY 1 billion.
 
The FSA in Japan permanently monitors and verifies in a regular basis all the insurance companies in the country, since their number is quite small (44 for life insurance and 55 for general insurance). 
 
The FSA may require more reports and issues orders if needed from insurance companies, even when the solvency margin ratio of the business is above the regulatory minimum. Therefore, it might request more information on:
 
The company’s profitability;
The credit risk management;
The market risk management;
The liquidity risk management.
 
For more details about insurance companies, or for assistance in setting up a company in Japan, we invite you to speak to our Japan company formation executives.

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