They say foreign corporations have following difficulties when they start business in Japan:
a) Open bank account
b) Office rent contract
c) Apartment rent contract for living
a) Banks are careful whether an applicant has money laundering problem
It makes difficulty for foreigners to open bank account, in my understanding.
In case of our client banks feel more comfortable in this respect as far as I feel from my experience.
We might be able to help you on that as we have experienced to introduce some of our clients to a bank and they have successfully opened their ban account.
b) & c) Some of our clients successfully make office rent contract by paying one year rent in advance.
But we realize that it is not easy step for foreign corporation especially before starting your business.