About Japanese Law

2014/09/03  
■Intellectual Property
How long does protection under the Design Law last?
2014/09/01  
■Other Legal Support
Is gambling legal in Japan?
2014/08/29  
■Debt Collection in Japan
What court is the appropriate venue for foreign debt collection cases in Japan?
2014/08/27  
■Litigation and ADR in Japan
What are Summary Courts?
2014/08/25  
■Immigration
Is it OK to keep a residence card after leaving Japan?
2014/08/22  
■Family Law and Hague Convention on Child Abduction
Is there a waiting period for women to remarry after a divorce?
2014/08/20  
■Commercial Transactions
Is it possible to appoint an agent to run your business in Japan?
2014/08/18  
■Setting up a Business in Japan
What is a Certificate on Registered Company Information?
2014/08/15  
■Intellectual Property
Should an invention be kept secret before patenting it?
2014/08/13  
■Litigation and ADR in Japan
Should arbitration agreements be put in a written contract?
2014/08/11  
■Immigration
How long do you need to live in Japan to apply for Japanese citizenship if you are married to a Japanese citizen?
2014/08/08  
■Family Law and Hague Convention on Child Abduction
Is there a way to stop a Hague court from sending a child back to an abusive parent?
2014/08/06  
■Commercial Transactions
Does the seller have any obligations to provide a warranty on the products he or she is selling?
2014/08/04  
■Setting up a Business in Japan
Are unions legal in Japan?
2014/08/01  
■Intellectual Property
Is it possible to copyright a translation or musical remix?
2014/07/31  
■Other Legal Support
When a foreign national dies in Japan, under which country’s laws is the probate handled?
2014/07/28  
■Other Legal Support
Why do some foreign nationals not have to take the Japanese driving test to get a license?
2014/07/25  
■Debt Collection in Japan
What is corporate reorganization and how does it affect a business partnership?
2014/07/23  
■Litigation and ADR in Japan
Does Japan have strict hearsay rules?
2014/07/22  
■Immigration
Can a foreign national choose to leave Japan voluntarily even after being detained at an immigration detention center?
2014/07/17  
■Family Law and Hague Convention on Child Abduction
Is it possible to have a court decide child support payments in a divorce?
2014/07/14  
■Commercial Transactions
What is Joint and Several Liability?
2014/07/11  
■Setting up a Business in Japan
Is delegating different jobs to men and women a form of gender discrimination?
2014/07/09  
■Intellectual Property
How do you stop another party from infringing on your patent?
2014/07/07  
■Other Legal Support
Is an employer responsible for accidents caused by employees?
2014/07/04  
■Debt Collection in Japan
Is there any way to prevent a debtor from using up all of his or her assets before he or she pays back the debt?
2014/07/02  
■Litigation and ADR in Japan
What happens at oral argument?
2014/06/30  
■Immigration
What types of visas are required to work or study in Japan?
2014/06/27  
■Family Law and Hague Convention on Child Abduction
After divorce can a wife return to using her maiden name?
2014/06/25  
■Commercial Transactions
If goods are destroyed in transit, can a buyer force the seller to ship another delivery?
2014/06/23  
■Setting up a Business in Japan
Is it difficult to fire people in Japan?
2014/06/20  
■Intellectual Property
How can I protect the design of my product so others can’t copy my idea?
2014/06/18  
■Other Legal Support
What is the punishment for possessing marijuana in Japan?
2014/06/16  
■Debt Collection in Japan
Are there any protections to prevent organized crime from participating in debt collection?
2014/06/13  
■Litigation and ADR in Japan
What is the Japanese Family Court?
2014/06/11  
■Immigration
Do you have to show a residency card as part of a job interview?i
2014/06/09  
■Family Law and Hague Convention on Child Abduction
Can a minor marry without the consent of his or her parents?
2014/06/06  
■Commercial Transactions
Are oral contracts enforceable under Japanese law?
2014/06/04  
■Setting up a Business in Japan
What are the options for establishing a partnership in Japan?
2014/06/02  
■Intellectual Property
Is it possible to submit a patent application in English?
2014/05/30  
■Other Legal Support
Do the Japanese police keep a lost and found collection?
2014/05/28  
■Setting up a Business in Japan
Can foreign nationals participate in Japan’s health insurance system?
2014/05/26  
■Other Legal Support
Is there a way to avoid inheriting debts in Japan?
2014/05/23  
■Litigation and ADR in Japan
What law governs arbitration agreements in Japan?
2014/05/21  
■Immigration
Why should someone take the option to return voluntarily to their home country when undergoing deportation proceedings?
2014/05/19  
■Family Law and Hague Convention on Child Abduction
Is there any time limit on how long Hague Convention cases can last?
2014/05/16  
■Commercial Transactions
Is giving a gift a type of contracts?
2014/05/14  
■Setting up a Business in Japan
Is it legal to have employees work 7 days per week during busy times and then give them replacement holidays later?
2014/05/12  
■Intellectual Property
What are the categories of objects that can receive a copyright in Japan?
2014/05/09  
■Other Legal Support
What is the legal limit for drunk driving in Japan?
2014/05/07  
■Debt Collection in Japan
If a debtor goes through bankruptcy, will the creditor get any money back?
2014/05/02  
■Litigation and ADR in Japan
Do expert witnesses need to be certified as experts before they can testify?
2014/04/30  
■Immigration
If a foreign national’s baby is born in Japan, will the baby be a Japanese citizen?
2014/04/28  
■Family Law and Hague Convention on Child Abduction
Is it possible to create an official court approved visitation schedule for children after a divorce?
2014/04/25  
■Commercial Transactions
Can a buyer force specific performance of a service contract?
2014/04/23  
■Setting up a Business in Japan
Can men sue for gender discrimination under Japanese law?
2014/04/22  
■Intellectual Property
Does the Japanese patent litigation system involve large amounts of discovery?
2014/04/18  
■Other Legal Support
Is it possible to claim lost salary from someone who negligently injures you in Japan?
2014/04/16  
■Debt Collection in Japan
Is there a way to force a debtor to pay back a debt by selling his or her property?
2014/04/14  
■Litigation and ADR in Japan
How do you respond to a legal complaint in Japan?
2014/04/11  
■Immigration
How do you apply for a work visa to work in Japan?
2014/04/09  
■Family Law and Hague Convention on Child Abduction
Is there any way to get a divorce without a spouse’s cooperation?
2014/04/07  
■Commercial Transactions
Who bares the loss for specific goods that are destroyed before changing hands?
2014/04/03  
■Setting up a Business in Japan
What is the best way to hire employees in Japan?
2014/04/02  
■Intellectual Property
Is it possible for foreign companies to apply for trademark protection in Japan?
2014/03/31  
■Other Legal Support
What happens if someone doesn’t pay the fine for a criminal offense?
2014/03/28  
■Debt Collection in Japan
What conditions must a foreign judgment meet to be enforceable in Japan?
2014/03/26  
■Litigation and ADR in Japan
What are the high courts and what do they do?
2014/03/24  
■Immigration
Do foreigners in Japan need to carry their residence card at all times?
2014/03/20  
■Family Law and Hague Convention on Child Abduction
Is it possible for both spouses to keep thier original family names after marriage?
2014/03/19  
■Commercial Transactions
Can a minor sign a contract without parental permission?
2014/03/17  
■Setting up a Business in Japan
What type of business is the best option for establishing a subsidiary in Japan?
2014/03/14  
■Intellectual Property
How long does patent protection in Japan last?
2014/03/12  
■Other Legal Support
Can someone knocked over and injured by a bicyclist sue for negligence?
2014/03/10  
■Other Legal Support
Can International Driving Permits be renewed?
2014/03/07  
■Other Legal Support
What are Japan’s laws on internet piracy?
2014/03/05  
■Immigration
What are the requirements to become a Japanese citizen?
2014/03/03  
■Litigation and ADR in Japan
In Japan is there a system of tiered courts to hear the appeals from lower courts?
2014/02/28  
■Litigation and ADR in Japan
How do you file a lawsuit in Japan?
2014/02/26  
■Commercial Transactions
Can someone be sued for breaking a contract if the breach wasn’t their fault?
2014/02/24  
■Intellectual Property
Which courts hear patent litigation cases in Japan?
2014/02/21  
■Setting up a Business in Japan
Do companies have a responsibility to enroll foreign nationals in the employee pension insurance system?
2014/02/19  
■Family Law and Hague Convention on Child Abduction
What is the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction?
2014/02/17  
■Debt Collection in Japan
Is there a way to force a debter to pay off a debt?
2014/02/14  
■Litigation and ADR in Japan
What typically happens during the course of a trial?
2014/02/12  
■Immigration
How do you update a Japanese residence card?
2014/02/10  
■Family Law and Hague Convention on Child Abduction
Is it possible to have joint custody of children after a divorce in Japan?
2014/02/07  
■Commercial Transactions
Can a buyer request specific performance of a purchase and sales contract?
2014/02/05  
■Setting up a Business in Japan
What are the laws regarding working hours in Japan?
2014/02/03  
■Setting up a Business in Japan
Can a foreign national sue for gender discrimination in Japan?
2014/01/31  
■Intellectual Property
Why are trademarks important?
2014/01/29  
■Other Legal Support
What’s the punishment for public drunkenness?
2014/01/27  
■Debt Collection in Japan
What types of bankruptcy are possible in Japan?
2014/01/24  
■Immigration
On what grounds can someone be deported from Japan?
2014/01/22  
■Debt Collection in Japan
Is there a way to enforce a US money judgment in Japan?
2014/01/20  
■Family Law and Hague Convention on Child Abduction
Is there any easy way to get divorced in Japan amicably and quickly?
2014/01/17  
■Commercial Transactions
What is a Seller’s Warranty?
2014/01/15  
■Setting up a Business in Japan
Is it necessary to have an employee handbook?
2014/01/14  
■Intellectual Property
What types of things can be covered by copyright law?
2014/01/10  
■Setting up a Business in Japan
What is the difference between a Representative Office and a Branch Office?
2014/01/07  
■Commercial Transactions
What laws govern contracts in Japan?
2014/01/04  
■Other Legal Support
How is property distributed when a Japanese person dies without a will?
2013/12/31  
■Litigation and ADR in Japan
What types of disputes can be resolved through arbitration?
2013/12/27  
■Immigration
Is a visa required to work or visit Japan?
2013/12/25  
■Intellectual Property
Does Japan have a system to protect intellectual property rights?
2013/12/20  
■Family Law and Hague Convention on Child Abduction
Are there any extra procedures foreign nationals have to take when marrying in Japan?

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