株式会社

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See also: 株式會社
U+337F, ㍿
SQUARE CORPORATION

[U+337E]
CJK Compatibility
[U+3380]

Chinese[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of – see 株式會社 (“kabushiki gaisha”).
(This term, 株式会社, is the simplified form of 株式會社.)
Notes:

Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
かぶ
Grade: 6
しき
Grade: 3
かい
Grade: 2
しゃ
Grade: 2
yutōyomi
Kanji in this term
かぶ
Grade: 6
しき
Grade: 3
かい > がい
Grade: 2
しゃ
Grade: 2
yutōyomi
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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

株式 (stock) +‎ 会社 (corporation) The kaisha changes to gaisha as an instance of rendaku (連濁).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

株式会社(かぶしきがいしゃ) or 株式会社(かぶしきかいしゃ) (kabushiki gaisha or kabushiki kaisha (kyūjitai 株式會社)

  1. a type of corporation under Japanese law, analogous to an American business corporation or British public limited company

Usage notes[edit]

See: Wikipedia usage notes

The voiced reading kabushiki gaisha is more commonly used in Japanese, while the unvoiced reading kabushiki kaisha is more commonly used for company names and in English-language legal literature.

It can be used both as a prefix or as a suffix.

It is often abbreviated as , its first character; roughly, inc.; in romanization, it may be abbreviated as K.K.

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