The Godo Kaisha (or Godo Gaisha) is a limited liability company. It is like the junior sibling to the KK. No share certificates are issued in the case of an LLC, though it is possible to upgrade to a KK at a later time and issue shares. The LLC can be set up with as little as 1 yen in capital, and you must have a local Representative in Japan. The relatively low set-up costs make the LLC a popular option for entrepreneurs and start-ups.
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