Google and Microsoft avoid fines in Japan by registering global HQs

グーグル マイクロソフト 登記完了 海外IT企業13社 登記申請

Nikkei -- Jul 26
Google, Microsoft and 11 other foreign multinationals have moved to comply with a Japanese legal requirement to register their global headquarters, it was revealed Monday.

For taxation and and consumer protection purposes, foreign companies operating continuously in Japan must register their overseas headquarters.

But many tech multinationals have registered only their Japanese arms. The Ministry of Justice told 48 companies this March to file the paperwork, Nikkei reported in June.

Google, Facebook owner Meta Platforms and Twitter are among 31 companies that indicated a willingness to comply. Of these, 13 had applied to register by the deadline of this past Friday, according to the Justice Ministry.

Six of the 13 had completed the registration process as of Monday afternoon, Nikkei has learned. These include Google and Microsoft.

Four companies have informed the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications that they will end operations in Japan, making them no longer subject to the registration requirement. The remaining 14 have yet to submit applications. ...continue reading

Jul 26 (テレ東BIZ) - 海外のIT企業が日本で登記せず、違法な状態を続けていた問題で、法務省は登記を促していた31社のうち期限までに13社が登記を申請したと公表しました。  ...continue reading

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