As of 2010 Japan is the third largest national economy in the world after the United States and China, in terms of both nominal GDP and purchasing power parity. The service sector accounts for for three quarters of the gross domestic product. Banking, insurance, real estate, retailing, transportation, telecommunications and construction are all major industries. Japan has enormous industrial capital and is home to some of the largest and most technologically advanced producers of motor vehicles, electronics, machine tools etc.
As a result international companies are increasingly looking at Japan as a place to pitch their services. When providing services in Japan they will either have to relocate their own staff or source international contractors. It is very difficult to start a company in Japan as a foreign owned enterprise and as such if these companies wish to relocate their staff or source international contractors they will require a locally based Contractor Management Company to provide a full employed local solution for their employees. This will entail Japanese Permits and the local Japan payroll.
Living in Japan as an expat can be an extraordinary experience. With an immersive culture and a fascinating blend of the ultra-new with ancient tradition, there is much to recommend an assignment in Japan. Of course it can be financially lucrative as well with a strong Yen, high rates and good payment structures for international freelancers.
Our services in Japan include:
- Salary Packaging
- Self-Employed / Pty Ltd Companies
- Immigration Lawyers
- Expatriate Tax specialists
- Insurance (Private Health / Travel / Professional Indemnity)
- Bank Account Opening
You can reach all our resources for Japan from this page.