Japan Subsidy Program

Financial Start-Up Support Program

Secure JPY 20 Million Rebate for Your Financial Service Firm’s Launch in Japan

Get your financial firm off the ground in Japan with a big head start — up to 20 million yen! This is the Japan Financial Services Agency (JFSA)’s Financial Start-up Support Program, and weConnect is your exclusive partner. We help you set up fast, handle the tricky paperwork, and give you the advice you need to grow in Japan’s booming financial market, all in English. Jump on this chance to expand your business in Asia with a huge cost-saving benefit!

What the Program Offers

Big Savings, Quick Start

Get up to JPY 20 million to cover your early costs. From day one, receive extensive assistance in English. Here’s what we handle for you:

Initial Support

Company Setup

Quick and simple way to make your business official in Japan.

Financial Licensing

Easy steps to get the licenses your firm needs.

Finding Experts

Need a compliance pro? We’ll connect you to the best.

Banking Setup

We’ll open the doors to your new bank accounts.

Visas for Your Team

Moving to Japan? We smooth out the visa process for you, your crew and their family.

Ongoing Support

Legal Guidance

Navigate Japan’s legal system with confidence. We provide expert advice to keep your business compliant.

Accounting Services

Count on us for accurate and efficient handling of your financial records.

Payroll Management

Simplify salary distributions with our reliable payroll solutions.

Tax Assistance

Stay ahead with strategic tax planning and filing support.

IT Setup & Support

Get your tech in check with our IT setup and ongoing assistance.

Settling In Made Easy

Find homes, schools, and healthcare through our trusted partners.

Why Choose weConnect

Proven Know-How

We’ve launched over 800+ firms in Japan and 500+ globally – we’re fast and reliable.

Exclusive Partnership with the JFSA

As the sole private facilitator for this initiative, we offer unrivaled direct support and insights, ensuring you’re always ahead. Learn More.

Who Can Apply

If you’re looking to open a financial business in Japan and don’t have a presence there yet, this program is for you. Ideal for investment managers, financial advisors, asset managers with global clients, and foreign securities firms targeting professional investors — it’s your ticket to entering one of the world’s leading financial markets.

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