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Frequently Asked Questions about the Corporate Number

(1) About the Corporate Number

  1. Q1-1 What kind of number is the Corporate Number?
  2. Q1-2 Does the Corporate Number mean the TAX Number?

(2) English version of the Corporate Number Publication Site

  1. Q2-1 What kind of thing is the English version of the Corporate Number Publication Site?
  2. Q2-2 What kind of information is published on the English version of the Corporate Number Publication Site ?
  3. Q2-3 Can the user confirm information on all Japanese corporations in English on the English version of the Corporate Number Publication Site?
  4. Q2-4 Is the same contents posted on the English version of the Corporate Number Publication Site as that of the Japanese version of the Site?
  5. Q2-5 Does the National Tax Agency (NTA) of Japan issue a document certifying the Corporate Number in English?

(3) Search, browse and downloading

  1. Q3-1 When we check the information on our customer in English on the English version of the Corporate Number Publication Site, how do we search for it through the Internet?
  2. Q3-2 We cannot obtain the search result of our customer.
  3. Q3-3 The information displayed in English on the English version of the Corporate Number Publication Site seems to be wrong.
  4. Q3-4 When a change has been made to the Japanese name (or address), is the published information in English updated automatically?
  5. Q3-5 Can we search for a sole business proprietor on the site?

(4) Making use of Corporate Numbers

  1. Q4-1 How can the user utilize the Japanese version of the Corporate Number Publication Site?

(5) Other

  1. Q5-1 The National Tax Agency (NTA) of Japan is registered as the Issuing Agency based on the international standards. What kind of thing will the registration enable the NTA to do?
  2. Q5-2 The NTA of Japan is registered as the Issuing Agency based on the international standards. What kind of thing is the international standards?