If you have to get a recruiting license or renew, to get a real estate agency or brokerage license, or renew, you have to have more than certain amount of net asset as its requirement. If your company has made losses in recent years, has eaten up paid-in capital and does not have enough net asset, consider switching loans that you put monies into the company to cover daily operations to capital.
(1) Switch loan to capital
You will invest your loan owed by the company to you as an investment in kind. The valuation of the loan is usually the face value of the loan.
You will need a shareholder meeting minute to resolute to increase the capital. Since the registration is taxed on the amount increased in capital and the tax rate is 0.7%, you want to allocate a half of the investment as capital reserve, which is not taxable to the registration tax. A half is the maximum you can allocate not to capital but capital reserve.
It takes only paperwork. It will usually take a week to complete the registration.
(2) Offset capital against accumulated losses
You have to resolute to reduce the capital by offsetting against accumulated losses. Then, you will have to make a public announcement to solicit complains in case creditors disagree. Unless you really have big creditors, you will just have to wait one month to pass. The cost of public announcement depends on how many characters you have in the announcement but in average, it will cost about 53,000 yen.
(3) How long does it take in total?
Realistically, it will take about 3 months in total because it usually takes 10 days to put the announcement on the government gazette.