Rocket Start

Affordable Company Incorporation
Support for New Businesses
in the Japan Market

At Rocket Start, we provide expert guidance, clear options,
and dedicated support to make setting up a company in Japan
seamless and straightforward.

Setting up a company in Japan can be
very complicated and expensive.

We offer a service that serves the middle ground between the free and time consuming government services and supreme level service for multinationals entering Japan.

We take care of the hard parts that you should outsource and provide guides and templates for areas you can DIY.

INCORPORATION SUPPORT SERVICE

Introducing
Japan Rocket Start

We help foreign entrepreneurs and corporations get off to a rocket start in the Japan market. Let us handle your incorporation setup, back office setup, and get you compliant and ready to launch in 3…2…1…

INCORPORATION SUPPORT SERVICE

Licensed Professionals

We will prepare and submit your incorporate, taxes, and labor and welfare documents.

  • Our judicial scrivener has helped more than 300 companies incorporate in Japan

  • Certified accountants will prepare your post-incorporation tax notifications

  • Certified social and labor consultants will handle your post-incorporation notifications

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300+

BUSINESSES
INCORPORATED

Our judicial scrivener has helped over
300 businesses in Japan incorporate! 

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INCORPORATION SUPPORT SERVICE

Save Time
and Money

Doing the incorporation process in Japan yourself is complex and time consuming. You could make a mistake that could negatively impact your business financially and time. Let us help you do it right and save time.

SPEED

We can help you incorporate as fast as 2 to 3 weeks. We can take care of your stamps, paperwork, and submit it to legal affairs bureau.

PRICE

We charge about the same range as hiring a Japanese professional but with much more support. More affordable than foreign vendors.

SECRET SAUCE

Solid balance between hands on support and using guides effectively to provide accuracy, speed, and cost effectiveness.

INCORPORATION SUPPORT SERVICE

Templates & Guides
in English

Utilizing our background in growth and finance. We can provide more value to you than someone who just helps with incorporation documentation. We help startups, foreign companies, and foreign entrepreneurs make decisions on what to include in your incorporation documents.

Founders Agreement

Cap Table Management Sheet

Recommendations for your articles of incorporation

and much more!

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INCORPORATION SUPPORT SERVICE

Chat Support

We provide chat support in either English or Japanese if anything is unclear!

  • Native English support

  • Can chat using LinkedIN or FB Messenger

  • Can answer your questions on Incorporation

  • BONUS : Can answer your questions on equity, founding team, and more

HOW WE MEASURE UP

Where Rocket Start Excels

At Rocket Start, we provide expert guidance, clear options, and dedicated support to make setting up a company in Japan seamless and straightforward. 

 

   

  • Time
  • English Support
  • Professional Scrivener
  • Document Submission
  • Bank + Card Setup
  • Office Setup
  • Founder Share Agreement / Equity Split Advice
  • Labor + Tax Registrations
  • Back Office Setup
  • Tax Accounting Setup
  • Idea Stage to IPO Cap Table Management Sheet

TOSBEC

Free

  • Time ~
  • English Support Limited
  • Professional Scrivener Checks Your Documents
  • Document Submission You go in person
  • Bank + Card Setup No
  • Office Setup No
  • Founder Share Agreement / Equity Split Advice No

  • Labor + Tax Registrations No
  • Back Office Setup No
  • Tax Accounting Setup No
  • Idea Stage to IPO Cap Table Management Sheet No

Rocket Start

¥125,000 ~

  • Time ~
  • English Support Yes
  • Professional Scrivener Creates Your Documents
  • Document Submission Submit for you
  • Bank + Card Setup Guides Provided
  • Office Setup Guides Provided
  • Founder Share Agreement / Equity Split Advice Templates and Guide

  • Labor + Tax Registrations Separate Fee
  • Back Office Setup Separate Fee
  • Tax Accounting Setup Separate Fee
  • Idea Stage to IPO Cap Table Management Sheet Template Provided

Other Agencies

¥250,000 ~

  • Time ~
  • English Support Yes
  • Professional Scrivener Creates Your Documents
  • Document Submission Submit for you
  • Bank + Card Setup Separate Fee
  • Office Setup Separate Fee
  • Founder Share Agreement / Equity Split Advice No

  • Labor + Tax Registrations Separate Fee
  • Back Office Setup Separate Fee
  • Tax Accounting Setup Separate Fee
  • Idea Stage to IPO Cap Table Management Sheet No

Get off to a Rocket Start in Japan with our streamlined incorporation services

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COMPANY INCORPORATION TIMELINE

Save up to 7 weeks
on incorporation time!

Book your free consultation

We create an estimate and explain how we can help you save

We help you incorporate

  • You complete our questionnaire / checklist
  • We create your docs, stamps, 
  • We submit your incorporation documents
  • We submit your tax / labor & welfare documents

Need help with other areas like payroll or accounting?

We have optional packages for additional support. We can also make introductions to affordable accounting support.

TESTIMONIALS

Hear From Our Clients

At Rocket Start, we provide expert guidance, clear options, and dedicated support to make your business incorporation seamless and straightforward. 

One of the most valuable parts of his materials was the section on the founder's agreement. We have a team of three that is passionate about this project and were procrastinating on legal docs. For example, I struggled with how to split equity with my co-founders and how to actually write one when I needed it. Tyson not only provided me with clear information on the common practice was in Japan, but also went beyond by asking his network of local VCs to provide me a more objective view.

The material included a template of the Founder's agreements both in short and long so that I could thoroughly investigate how these papers look like and what content is needed. The cap table spreadsheet seemed to be a powerful tool to not only see my current situation on the cap table, but also to plan ahead.

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Jason Park

I wanted to make a company for a side business and since I have a full-time job, I did not want to spend 50+ hours trying to figure out how to incorporate on my own and was looking for someone who could handle everything for me.

Reached out to Tyson for a recommendation, and coincidentally he was launching this service and the price was very good, so I gave it a shot. Things went smoothly, he and his team guided me through the process and also was able to find an accountant to process just the incorporation documents without having to subscribe to a long-term contract.

They also helped educate me about the post-notification process and also gave me some guides and tips for getting a bank account, which other scriveners tend to not help with.

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Let's get started with a
free consultation.

Unlock the potential of your business with our
streamlined incorporation services.

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MEET THE TEAM

About Us

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Co-Founder

Tyson Batino

Tyson Batino is a resident mentor for 500 global and is advising 35 companies on scaling their business in Japan by upgrading their marketing, sales, team, and operations. One area he noticed is that many companies lack good back office systems and it slows them down and makes it harder to get loans, investment, or acquired in the future.

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Co-Founder

Kenta Kato

Kenta has served as a management and finance consultation for SMEs and startups for  9 years. He has helped companies with financial projection, accounting, and valuation. He has consulted one company to IPO and helped the company he worked with IPO and can help bring this diligence to your startup or small business

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Judicial Scrivener

Koichi Oshima

Koichi is a licensed judicial scrivener in Tokyo who has helped more than 300 companies incorporate in Japan. From real-estate companies to restaurants, he has helped many companies  incorporate and will be handling the legal documents used for your incorporation. He and Kenta have helped many companies.

WE'RE HERE TO HELP

Frequently Asked Questions

In Japan, the most common types of companies to incorporate are the Kabushiki Kaisha (KK), which is similar to a corporation, and the Godo Kaisha (GK), which is akin to a limited liability company (LLC). Each type offers different benefits and requirements.

Yes, Japanese law requires that any business incorporating in Japan must have a registered physical address within the country. This can be a rented space, office address, or even your own home. We can also share some places that you could rent for an affordable price. For long-term visa holders, you can use a virtual office space.

The time it takes to incorporate a business can vary, but typically it takes about 1-2 weeks depending on the jurisdiction and the complexity of your business structure and your response speed and clarity of your business idea and structure.

We have guides to DIY and can give some advice to clients on business structure and cap table / equity.

Yes, at Rocket Start, we offer comprehensive support in English to guide you through the incorporation process smoothly and efficiently.

If you were to DIY, you would need a Japanese friend or partner to create all the documents in Japan for you. You would also have to submit it on your own. Let us do all the heavy lifting for you.

Costs can vary based on the type of incorporation, state or country of incorporation, and additional services required. We provide transparent pricing and cost-effective solutions for all types of businesses.

G.K costs around 60,000 yen for government fees + 10,000 yen for the stamp, and 40,000 yen in person filing fee (online free in Japanese)

K.K costs around 200,000 yen for government fees + 10,000 yen for the stamp, and 40,000 yen in person filing fee (online free in Japanese)

Our fees are separate from these and we can make a stamp on your behalf.

Yes, our partner has done the incorporation process for over 300 companies, so you are in good hands.

Let's Get the ball rolling!

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