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COVID-19 Info No.13

The Ministry of Justice has announced that, from 1st September, foreign nationals residing in Japan will be allowed to re-enter Japan after having left the country, subject to certain procedural requirements (including a formal request before departure and a negative testing certificate prior to...

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Newsletter Setting-up Business in Japan (February 2021)

Japan continues to attract the interest of foreign investors, wishing to establish or expand their own business presence in this market. Japanese corporate law provides for a broad variety of legal types of investment, the most prevalent of which are described in this newsletter. These include the representative office (I.), the branch (II.), the joint stock corporation (III.) and the limited liability company (IV.). Whereas the stock corporation traditionally enjoys the highest reputation with banks and business partners and for this reason is most frequently chosen for the establishment of a new legal entity, also the limited liability company has been gaining popularity due to its flexible structure and ease to administer.

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COVID-19 Info No.07

With view on the less than expected decrease of infections in Japan, the Japanese government has extended the nationwide state of emergency declaration to 31 May 2020.

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COVID-19 Info No.06

The Japanese Government expanded the state of emergency to the entire nation as new COVID-19 cases continue to spread. The legally non-enforceable measure urges residents to stay home and puts political and social pressure on much of public life to be closed down. The...

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COVID-19 Info No.05

The Japanese Government declared a state of emergency effective from 7 April and lasting through 6 May. This applies to Tokyo, Osaka and five other prefectures. As a consequence, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government requests all residents to stay at home and avoid all...

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COVID-19 Info No.04

On 7 April a webinar organized by the German Chamber and dealing with the legal implications of the COVID-19 outbreak for employment relations in Japan was held by our labor law experts. An excerpt of the presentation can be found below.

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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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