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Who is using public-interest corporation?

Points to be considered

Godo Kaisha (GK) or Kabushiki Kaisha (KK) cannot be incorporated for non-profit business.
General Incorporated Association (GIA, IPPAN SHADAN HOUJIN) can be incorporated for both non-profit and profit business.

GIA and other nonprofit organization can pay salary to directors and employees, but cannot distribute the proceeds to members.

What kind of groups are using GIA?

Currently, GIA is used by groups such as industry group, alumni association, regional development, etc.