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Japan

Japan Flag

Country: Japan
Region: Asia
Currency: Japanese yen (JPY) (Â¥)
Languages: Japanese
Time Zone: UTC +9

Phone Code: +81

Communications: Very Good

Formation Cost: 6000 - 10000 USD$
Formation Time: 22 - 30 days
Maintenance cost: 0 USD$

Executive Summary: Located in East Asia, Japan is a 365,000 sq km chain of islands between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean peninsula. In July 2014 the population was an estimated 127.1m, of which 98.5% are ethnic Japanese. Government-industry cooperation, a strong work ethic, and mastery of high technology established Japan as one of the largest and most technically advanced economies in the post-World War II era. However, the economy has largely stagnated since the 1990s, leading to successive waves of stimulus programmes by the Government. The economy has largely recovered from the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami in 2011 and the administration of Prime Minister Abe is pursuing an economic revitalization agenda. Consumption tax increased in 2014 to help rein in Japan's huge government debt, which is exceeding 230% of GDP, but the Government has also agreed on corporate tax cuts, which are most likely to start in 2015. Existing tax incentives include R&D tax credits and incentives for employment creation.

Suitable for: Wealth Management, Treasury Management, Banking, Shipping, Trading Goods, Trading Financial, Intellectual Property/Licensing, E-commerce
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Vehicle Types: Limited liability companies, joint stock companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships, trusts, cooperatives and unincorporated associations

Capital primary business districts: Tokyo

Good Relationships: Korea (Republic of), Philippines, United States

Bad Relationships: China, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)

Tax Burden - Business: Moderate

Tax Burden - Individual: Heavy

Headline tax rates: CIT 15%-25.5%, PIT 5.105%-40.84%, VAT 8%

Treaty Jurisdictions: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldova, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Zambia

TIEA Jurisdictions: Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Macau, Netherlands, Samoa

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