Company Register 100% open

Japan

What data is expected?

List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category do not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet, etc. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.

  • Name of company
  • Company address
  • Unique identifier of the company
  • Register available for entire country

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
In an open and machine-readable format CSV, XLS
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
findable 4
findable_steps Run a work search with "Company Registration (in Japanese)" or "Company Number", then we can identify the sites listed above easily.
licence_url NTA's Terms of Use, which is fully compatible with CC-BY 4.0: http://www.houjin-bangou.nta.go.jp/riyokiyaku/; METI's Terms of Use, which is fully compatible with CC-BY 4.0: http://www.meti.go.jp/main/rules.html
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Ministry of Justice (MOJ); National Tax Agency (NTA), Ministry of Finance; and Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
characteristics Name of company, Company address, Unique identifier of the company, Register available for entire country
location http://www.houjin-bangou.nta.go.jp/ - NTA's company number, name and address information site., http://biz-portal.datameti.go.jp/hojin/TopPage - METI's company number, name and company activities site.

Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. Company Name, Address and Corporation Number are available to download at once for free in .XML and .CSV formats in a .ZIP file on the National Tax Agency Corporation Number Publication Site: "On this site, we provide the latest information on corporations publicly announced as of the end of the previous month as a data file of all cases, information specifying a new corporate number of newly established corporations, etc., the date of change and closing of trade name and location The following change information is provided as a difference data file." One can download differential data (nationwide) http://www.houjin-bangou.nta.go.jp/download/ or all data (by prefecture) http://www.houjin-bangou.nta.go.jp/download/zenken/ Corporate activity information (Notification information, recognition information, subsidy information, and procurement information held by the government) is also available for free in .CSV format on the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry - Corporate Info website. Data is downloadable at once and updated every end of the month http://hojin-info.go.jp/hojin/TopPage Lastly, "any information published on the National Tax Agency corporate number publication site and on the website of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) can be used freely, such as copying, public transmission, translation, transformation etc. Commercial use is also possible. In addition, since numerical data, simple tables, graphs, etc. are not subject to copyright, these usage rules are not applicable for these, so you can use them freely."

Meta data

Data location   http://www.houjin-bangou.nta.go.jp/ - NTA's company number, name and address information site.
   http://biz-portal.datameti.go.jp/hojin/TopPage - METI's company number, name and company activities site.
Data licence   NTA's Terms of Use, which is fully compatible with CC-BY 4.0: http://www.houjin-bangou.nta.go.jp/riyokiyaku/; METI's Terms of Use, which is fully compatible with CC-BY 4.0: http://www.meti.go.jp/main/rules.html
Data format   CSV, XLS
Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
Submitters   anonymous
Last modified   Mon Dec 05 2016 11:20:48 GMT+0000 (UTC)