Well, I own a company now. Somehow I managed to ignore the entire issue for almost a year and managed to just be self-employed, but now I've finally taken the plunge and got an accountant. Crunch got my company up and running in three days flat, and I'm very happy about that. I'm not sure what instigated the sudden action on my part. I had the whole year to get it done yet somehow I'm doing it in the final two weeks before I go on a long holiday. Ugh.
I'm not quite done yet. There's still a business bank account to get and all the billing stuff to set up. But soon I will be paying myself a salary.
On an entirely unrelated note: does anyone know where I can buy a good touring bicycle in Japan? I want one with rear and front luggage rack.