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株式会社 (hiragana かぶしきがいしゃ, romaji kabushikigaisha) (alternate reading hiragana かぶしきかいしゃ, romaji kabushikikaisha)
- a type of corporation under Japanese law, analogous to an American business corporation or British public limited company
The rendaku reading kabushiki gaisha is more commonly used in Japanese, while the non-rendaku 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.