The followings are the procedure to open the bank account:

1. Open your personal bank account
2. Pay initial capital amount into your personal bank account
3. Submit the copy of bank pass book to Legal Affairs Bureau with other documents for incorporation
4. Open the company’s bank account and start business

So, you need to open your personal bank account first. However, Japanese bank will not allow you to open the bank account for non-resident. If you are resident in Japan, you can open the ban account even if you are foreigner.

We support opening bank account for non-resident investor who wish to start business in Japan.