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Starting a Japanese Company 1. Starting a Japanese company says 'We are here!' Setting up in Japan and starting a Japanese company sends a very strong "We are here and we are here to stay!" statement to the market. The key decision when setting up in Japan by starting a Japanese company (or branch-office) is which corporate entity is the most efficient and effective to use? For many foreign companies, setting up in Japan and starting a Japanese company or office is phase two of doing business here (e.g. after having dealt through a distributor) - for others it is phase one. If you are just starting business in Japan, then the research done in your first month of Japanese business (the data accumulated regarding your product's value and projections of future revenues) will be crucial decision making tools when deciding whether starting a Japanese company or office is the most efficient way of setting up in Japan for direct sales or distributor support. 2. setting up with a Japanese branch-office >>

Japanese folklore and mythology - New World Encyclopedia Japanese folklore are heavily influenced by the two primary religions of Japan, Shinto and Buddhism. Japanese mythology is a complex system of beliefs that also embraces Shinto and Buddhist traditions as well as agriculture-based folk religion. The Shinto pantheon alone boasts an uncountable number of kami (deities or spirits). One notable aspect of Japanese mythology is that it provided a creation story for Japan and attributed divine origins to the Japanese Imperial family, assigning them godhood. The Japanese word for the Emperor of Japan, tennō (天皇), means "heavenly emperor." Japanese folklore has been influenced by foreign literature. Japanese Folklore A young Kintarō battling a giant carp, in a print by Yoshitoshi In the middle years of the twentieth century storytellers would often travel from town to town telling these stories with special paper illustrations called kamishibai. Kintarō, the superhuman Golden Boy Momotarō, the oni-slaying Peach Boy Urashima Taro Kachi-kachi Yama Notes

Informations pratiques : climat, coût de la vie, contacts utiles 1. Les jours chômés au Japon 1er janvier : Jour de l’an8 janvier : Fête de la majorité11 février : Anniversaire de la fondation de l’État21 mars : Jour de l’équinoxe vernal29 avril : Journée de la nature3 mai : Journée commémorative de la constitution5 mai : Jour des enfants15 septembre : Journée des personnes âgées23 septembre : Jour de l’équinoxe d’automne10 octobre : Jour des sports et de la santé3 novembre : Fête de la culture23 novembre : Jour d’action de Grâce23 décembre : Anniversaire de 1’Empereur 2. Le Japon est un archipel de 6 852 îles occupant la même latitude que la côte est des États-Unis. 3. De façon générale, les transports et l’hôtellerie coûtent cher au Japon. Les transports Urbains Aériens Ferroviaires Les hôtels Le prix d’une nuit d’hôtel varie de 10000 à 20000 yens pour une chambre simple (12 à 16 m2) à Tokyo. Les restaurants petit déjeuner (dans un hôtel) : à partir de 1500 yensdéjeuner : entre 1500 et 5000 yensdîner : à partir de 4000 yens 5. Les nombres L’heure Au telephone

Religion in Japan Shinto and Buddhism are Japan's two major religions. Shinto is as old as the Japanese culture, while Buddhism was imported from the mainland in the 6th century. Since then, the two religions have been co-existing relatively harmoniously and have even complemented each other to a certain degree. Most Japanese consider themselves Buddhist, Shintoist or both. Religion does not play a big role in the everyday life of most Japanese people today. Religions and Philosophies Other Religion Related Pages Getting your cash out of Japan 1. Getting your cash out of Japan. Whether doing business in Japan or any other non-domestic territory, a sensitive and often misrepresented topic in this era of corporate offshore inversions and post-Enron fallout, is the issue of how to most efficiently flow revenues through your corporate structure without losing huge percentages in local (in our case Japanese) taxation. Before launching into this section I must emphasize that I am a businessman, not a tax accountant or attorney. My interest in Japanese corporate tax is purely as a businessman and very much focused simply on getting Japanese revenues out of Japan legitimately with minimal taxes. Your situation and your ultimate tax efficient structure for doing business in Japan will vary according to the inbound tax laws of the country in which your head-office is situated and the tax treaty in effect between that country and Japan. Cash is the life-blood of any corporation. 2. reducing Japanese business tax >>

Tahiti - Knowledge Encyclopedia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia, located in the archipelago of the Society Islands in the southern Pacific Ocean. It is the economic, cultural and political centre of French Polynesia. The capital, Papeete, is located on the northwest coast with the only international airport in the region, Faa'a International Airport, situated 5 km (3.1 mi) from the town centre. Geography Tahiti is the highest and largest island in French Polynesia. The island is 45 km (28 mi) across at its widest point and covers an area of 1,045 km2 (403 sq mi). The northwestern portion is known as Tahiti Nui ("big Tahiti"), while the much smaller southeastern portion is known as Tahiti Iti ("small Tahiti") or Tai'arapū. The interior of Tahiti Nui is almost entirely uninhabited. An interior road climbs past dairy farms and citrus groves with panoramic views. Climate History Tahitians European contact 1700s 1800s Twentieth century Politics Economy Air

Introduction - Japon - Observer les pays - BMCE Trade Capitale : Tokyo Population Population totale : 127.338.621 Accroissement naturel : -0,2% Densité : 349 habitants/km² Population urbaine : 92,3% Population des principales villes (banlieue inclue) :Tokyo (31.036.000) ; Osaka (17.590.000) ; Nagoya (9.250.000) ; Yokohama (3.655.000) ; Fukuoka (2.230.000) ; Sapporo (2.130.000) ; Hiroshima (1.700.000) ; Kobe (1.560.000) ; Kyoto (1.500.000). Origines ethniques : Japonais 98,5%, Coréens 0,5%, Chinois 0,4%, autres 0,7%. Langue officielle : Japonais (nihongo) Autres langues parlées : Coréen et chinois. Langue(s) des affaires : L'anglais est la langue étrangère qui est la plus parlée. Religion : Le shintoïsme et le bouddhisme sont les deux religions les plus répandues (84% de la population). Heure locale : Il est 20:43 à Tokyo Taux de change au 03/10/2014 : Monnaie locale : Yen japonais (JPY) 1 JPY = 0,0808 MAD, 1 MAD = 12,3776 JPY 1 JPY = 0,0092 USD, 1 USD = 108,6652 JPY 1 JPY = 0,0073 EUR, 1 EUR = 137,4115 JPY Profil du pays Superficie : 377.955 km²

The Languages spoken in Japan Japan, often referred to as the State of Japan, is an island nation in the Eastern portion of the Asian continental waters. Located in the expansive Pacific Ocean, the country is situated to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The Japanese characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is often referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun. Japan is an archipelago consisting of 6,852 islands. The four largest of these islands, Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, and Shikoku, comprise about ninety-seven percent of Japan's total land area. The Jaywalk, SourceConsidered one of the world’s major economical powers, Japan has the world's third-largest economy by nominal GDP and the world's fourth-largest economy by purchasing power parity. History of the Japanese Language The Japanese Language and How It is Used Japanese Phonology Written Japanese