Business permission

Business permission in Japan

You need to obtain licenses or certificates to start business in some fields.
I shall introduce the major licenses and certificates here. These licenses are some of many licenses. If you start a business in Japan, you should consult a specialist.

Opening Restaurants

  • License: Permit license for operating a restaurant
  • Send application to: Health centers in cities, wards, towns, and villages.
  • Required personal license for the licensee: Food sanitation manager

You must also notify the police, if you want to provide alcohol beverages after midnight, 

Exporting old cars. construction equipment and electric devices

  • License: License of a second hand dealer
  • Send application to: Security officer at the police station who is controlling the location of the business office

Some kinds of electric device are forbidden to export.

Exporting antique works of art

  • License: License of a second hand dealer
  • Send application to: Security officer at the police station who is controlling the location of the business office
  • Certificate: the certificate for judging the exporting of antique works of art
  • Send application to: Agency for Cultural Affairs

Travel agency

  • License: License for a permit for a travel agency
  • Send application to: Tourist bureau of each prefecture
  • Required personal license for the licensee:A certified travel supervisor

Recruit Agent

  • License: License for a Fee-Charging Employment Placement Businesses
  • Send application to: Labor department in each prefecture

Temporary personnel service

  • License: The License that is a License for General Worker Dispatching Undertaking
  • Send application to: Labor department in each prefecture

Constructions

  • License: Construction Business License
  • Send application to:
      1. Ordinary Construction Business License / Prefecture
      2. Special Construction Business License / Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
  • Required personal license for the licensee:Person responsible for management operations and Full time engineer.

It depends on the kind of construction who can be the responsible person for management operations or Full time engineer.

Importing food

  • Notify: Notification for importing food
  • Party to notify: quarantine station

If you want to import organic food, the food must be approved by the Japan Agricultural Standards 

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