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Stanford in Japan Godo Kaisha

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The Stanford in Japan Godo Kaisha, was incorporated on November 24, 2015 (the “Godo Kaisha or GK”) under the Japan Companies Act, 2005. It is responsible for the administrative support for Stanford’s undergraduate study abroad program in Japan.

Relationship to Stanford

A subsidiary of Stanford University Global LLC (“SU Global LLC”). SU Global LLC is a California registered single member LLC of the Leland Stanford Junior University, established to facilitate Stanford’s global activities.

Stanford Programs Supported

Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP)


The Godo Kaisha is represented by two members: one from Financial Management Services (Global Business Services) and a one from the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education who serves as the local Director for the Bing Overseas Studies Program in Japan.

Contact Global Business Services (GBS)

Because of this Presence, activities carried out in-country may trigger additional compliance requirements. If any of the following are true, contact GBS to ascertain if the activities could trigger associated obligations for you or Stanford.

  • You are a business traveler in Japan for over 183 cumulative days in one year.
  • You will rent, lease, or purchase space, whether for residence or work.
  • Your program will generate revenue or income in Japan.
  • You need to hire local workers in Japan.

Learn more about Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP), Kyoto.