Stamp(seal) culture in Japan. 日本のハンコ文化。

In Japan, instead of a signature, a stamp engraved the name of an individual or a corporation is used. It’s called a “hanko (seal)”. Jpanese usually use different kind of Hanko according to the usage. For instance, for “Certificate” used to receive mail, or for”Bank Mark” used to open a bank account.



When you set up a company, you must register the company’s seal to the Legal Affairs Bureau. The company seal is used in contracts or registration application as proof of business execution of the corporate representative. In addition to it, you can obtain a certificate of the company seal at the Legal Affairs Bureau.