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Google and Microsoft avoid fines in Japan by registering global HQs

13 foreign tech companies take steps to comply with registry requirement

Japanese authorities had warned Google since March to comply with the country's headquarters registration requirement.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Google, Microsoft and 11 other foreign multinationals have moved to comply with a Japanese legal requirement to register their global headquarters, it was revealed Monday.

For taxation and and consumer protection purposes, foreign companies operating continuously in Japan must register their overseas headquarters.

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