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?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3

Data format

CSV, XLS

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 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.
  • All answers

    Question Answer Comment
    Openly licenced Yes
    Downloadable at once Yes
    Up-to-date Yes
    Publicly available Yes
    Available free of charge Yes
    In an open and machine-readable format CSV, XLS
    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.

    Reviewer comments

    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."

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    Date the data became available   Unknown
    Format of data   Unknown
    Reviewer   Evangelia Kampouri
    Submitters   anonymous
    Last modified   Mon Dec 05 2016 11:20:48 GMT+0000 (UTC)