When you incorporate a company, process is as below.
1 You determine details of company ( name and address of company etc ) and make articles of incorporation.
This is a kind of document.
2 You contribute capital amount.
Generally, you need to send capital amount to bank account in Japan.
However in the case of Godo kaisha, you can incorporate it without sending money to bank account in Japan.
On the other hand, it is not good for the purpose of acquisition of status of residence
of business manager.
It is better to send 5 million yen to bank account in Japan as far as immigration process is concerned.
3 You can file registration of incorporation of company in Japan.
❄ If you prepare articles of incorporation ( in order to prepare this paper, you do not need to send 5 million yen to bank account in Japan. ) and enough business plan ( without completion of your office office space ), you can apply for acquisition of status of residence as business manager.
Then, it will take about 2 months to receive status of residence ( almost at the same time, residence card ), if immigration office has permitted your application.
But, valid period of status of residence will be 4 months.
After that you can open your bank account and send capital amount to your bank account.
( By taking this way, you can incorporate joint stock company without business partner in Japan ).
Then, I will file registration of incorporation of Godo kaisha.
Then, you will prepare substance of your office ( computer, telephone, desk etc ) and signboard that can clarify the real estate is not your residence, but office.
And you can apply for extension of status of residence within 4 months.
If immigration office has permitted your application again, you will receives status of residence with one year valid period.
( If your 2nd application of acquisition of status of residence is rejected, your expense, time become meaningless, though ).
And if your business has obtained enough substance, your company may be able to open bank account.
If you take this process, you need to make application for acquisition of status of residence twice.
On the other hand, there is a merit of this process.
If you incorporate a company and purchase the real estate by your company name, THEN make application for acquisition of status of residence, but your application for status of residence is rejected, process, cost to incorporate a company becomes meaningless.
So, by taking this way ( at first you obtain status of residence of 4 months period and next you apply for acquisition of status of residence for one year ), you can avoid such risk.