Getting installed in Japan
Thread poster: Julien Griffon

Julien Griffon
France
Local time: 17:46
English to French
+ ...
Feb 7, 2007

Hi everyone,

I've been living in Japan for six months, working for a local company and I'd like to start doing translation jobs on my own. Although my Japanese is improving every day, I'm not yet fluent, and I have some troubles finding information on how to get installed here. Can someone who has done this before help me, please?

Are there requirements or papers to fill in? Or do I simply get started and send my tax return with all my earnings, at the end of the year?
Is there, like in the EC, a VAT number to get from some administration?

Just a precision: it's not a problem of visa, as I already have one.

Thanks in advance for your answers!
Julien


 

KathyT  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 01:46
Japanese to English
Lots of information... Feb 7, 2007

...at the following site.

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/SmallBizJapan/
Description
This forum is a place for people running small business (including one-person shops) to talk about various problems, and how to get around them. It is specifically aimed at non-Japanese running companies in Japan, in the design/layout/translation/editing fields, but is open to everyone.

You can find loads of helpful info if you go through the archives after joining up, or just post a new Q for your situation.

HTH a little, and good luck!

Kathy


 

Julien Griffon
France
Local time: 17:46
English to French
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks a lot! Feb 7, 2007

Thanks for your answer.

I've been there, learned a lot and asked for even moreicon_smile.gif

Julien


 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Getting installed in Japan

Advanced search







SDL Trados Studio 2017 only €435 / $519
Get the cheapest prices for SDL Trados Studio 2017 on ProZ.com

Join this translator’s group buy brought to you by ProZ.com and buy SDL Trados Studio 2017 Freelance for only €435 / $519 / £345 / ¥63000 You will also receive FREE access to Studio 2019 when released.

More info »
BaccS – Business Accounting Software
Modern desktop project management for freelance translators

BaccS makes it easy for translators to manage their projects, schedule tasks, create invoices, and view highly customizable reports. User-friendly, ProZ.com integration, community-driven development – a few reasons BaccS is trusted by translators!

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search