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COVID-19 Info No.12

With effect of 24 July 2020, the Ministry of Justice has added 17 countries to the ban list of countries from which the entry to Japan is principally prohibited. The complete ban list in English can be found here: http://www.moj.go.jp/content/001316999.pdf Foreign residents with a permanent...

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„Remote Workforce“: Cybersecurity und Datenschutz sind Pflicht

Das Risiko von Cyberangriffen steigt weltweit. Sowohl Gesetzgeber und Behörden als auch Unternehmen und Individuen sind daher gefordert, ein Bewusstsein für Risiken zu entwickeln und Vorkehrungen zu treffen. Covid-19 hat die Arbeitswelt rapide verändert. War Telearbeit vor der Pandemie üblicherweise nur eine Option für einige wenige Mitarbeiter, wurde sie innerhalb kürzester Zeit für viele Unternehmen zum neuen Standard, um eine Ausbreitung des Coronavirus zu verhindern.

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COVID-19 Info No.03

In response to Covid-19, with effect of 3 April 2020, in principle all foreign nationals will be prohibited from entering Japan regardless of their visa status, if they have been in a listed country within the past 14 days. This list has been considerably extended and...

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COVID-19 Info No.02

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is offering support measures to companies suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus. For information in English please click here. For (more detailed) information in Japanese please click here. The...

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COVID-19 Info No.01

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has published information on border control measures and quarantine for European nationals entering Japan: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kenkou_iryou/covid19_qa_kanrenkigyou_00003.html

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Newsflash COVID-19 Labor Relations (1) (January 2020)

A new coronavirus (temporarily named “2019-nCoV” by the WHO) which was first detected in the Chinese city of Wuhan is now spreading worldwide. The coronavirus has been declared by the WHO as a public health emergency of international concern. Several infections have been reported in Japan and companies now need to address the issue not only from a medical and hygiene perspective, but also in consideration of applicable labor law. We have therefore prepared a short Q&A on some relevant questions you may have in this respect.

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Newsletter Assertion of Monetary Claims (November 2019)

Claim collection in Japan has become an increasingly challenging task in times of a difficult economical environment. Where claims cannot be successfully settled out-of-court, the sole remaining option is often the enforcement by court order against the debtor. This newsletter describes the most common court procedures for claim assertion in Japan to help foreign investors understand how to enforce their rights.

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Newsletter Overtime (October 2019)

Overtime is one of the most sensitive topics in Japanese labor relations. Following the suicide of a young female employee of a major Japanese company in December 2015 due to working extensive hours, resulting in the resignation of the representative director of said company, the Japanese public’s perception of the social and legal consequences of overwork have changed and authorities are again on high alert. As a consequence, overtime related investigations by the competent authorities are expected to increase.

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