So, you think you have a great business idea and need to set up your own business in Japan.
To start a small size business you can Establish A Sole proprietorship, but if you want to share ownership of a business, either with other partners or investors, you need to register a company.
As a foreigner in Japan, you may come up with ideas which others may not have thought of, and it is easier to differentiate your business and get noticed. So while it is certainly more challenging for foreigners, it can also be more rewarding.
This article is aimed at individuals already living in Japan, who want to create their own business, as opposed to companies looking to establish a Japanese subsidiary.