Go Global - expanding to Japan

Expand your business to Japan effortlessly with a global partner

Japan has been ranked among the most innovative countries in the world several times. The country has one of the largest economies, electronic goods industries, and highly developed markets. Expanding your business to a high-tech-focused country is exciting, but it can require a lot of resources and practical arrangements. No one has everything covered up by themselves - our experts will be happy to help you plan the big steps!

Greenstep is part of the international MSI Global Alliance. MSI Global is a network of more than 260 independent accounting and legal firms from more than 100 countries with over 30 years of successful experience. With the MSI Network, we will ensure that you have the best local financial partner with you, both at home and in Japan. If you wish, we can also coordinate cooperation between the countries by a "Shared Service Center" in Finland, so the administration is always as easy as possible for you.

When you go global with a partner, you avoid unnecessary trial and error as well as common mistakes, such as too rapid growth without sufficient processes or not being aware of all the necessary laws, regulations, or policies. We already have experience with customers in Japan, and we are constantly looking to expand our expertise and develop our services. All global solutions are tailor-made - please book an appointment with us to discuss more the possibilities for your company.


Accounts Payable, travel claims, credit card expenses, Group consolidation and Reporting, with co-ordination inhouse or Greenstep, and NetSuite platform

Local partner

Accounts Receivable, General Ledger, Payroll, Statutory reporting, VAT, and Tax returns

Doing business in Japan

  • Income tax
    The income tax uses a progressive system and the rate varies from 5 % to 45 %. Individuals are taxed as a resident if they are domiciled in Japan or have resided in the country for more than a year.
  • Consumption tax
    The consumption tax rate is 10 %. Lowered tax rate of 8 % is applied to food.

Our MSI Global partner

Our MSI Global partner in Japan is Furuhashi & Associates. It is based in Tokyo and is a member of the MSI Global Alliance. They would be delighted to provide services to our clients in Japan.

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