Representative Director

Here in Japan, the Representative Director wields nearly dictatorial authority.

All corporations with a Japanese presence require at least one Representative Director who actually resides in the country. This individual serves as the company’s highest authority and the functional Director of the Board, as all legal liabilities ultimately reside in him or her.

There are several technical tricks involved in Representative Directorships, such as visa requirements and other required company outlays. In order to help smooth over any issues there are individuals who hire themselves out as on-loan Representative Directors.

The on-loan Representative Director is quite tricky for Japanese incorporations due to the difficulty in finding someone reputable enough to trust with such power.

At Langley Esquire, we provide this service so that you can operate with full legal confidence here in Japan. This allows you to focus on more pressing issues without any suspicion and full transparency.