Supports for Foreign Companies

CASE 12 Supporting local business incorporation and business matchmaking for the UK’s largest flight simulator company

Visit to Business Development Center TOKYO
CEO  Mr. Abdullah Arpa


This UK-based company plans to establish a company in Japan as its local agent unit. Need advice about quickly completing incorporation formalities and finding appropriate business partners in Japan.


  • Provided guidance on incorporation procedures and related requirements
  • Introduced legal offices and real estate services
  • Referred to business matchmaking events hosted by the Tokyo Metropolitan   Government for local small enterprises
  • Introduced lawyers and real estate services to help incorporation registered in 2013
  • Invited to a business matchmaking session in June 2016

Comments from the Company

I first came to Japan at the age of 18. I engaged in a number of businesses over the years prior to age 30, when I began to devote myself to building a career as an aviator, acquiring a range of pilot and flight instructor qualifications starting from Boeing 737s and 747s. Then, as a private jet pilot, I flew customers all over the world. In those days, the civil aviation sector was facing an intensifying pilot shortage. In order to improve this situation from a long-term viewpoint, I thought that it is essential to arouse young people’s interest in flying. I therefore focused on flight simulator service, a pioneering business in Japan that can provide opportunities for that purpose.