Japanese Laws

Information regarding Japanese laws

There may be a situation where you need professional legal advice while living in Japan from. Below we have a list of English-Speaking law firms / attorneys in Tokyo and organizations where you can consult for free in English. These professionals are available for private issues to corporative matters.

Among the articles gathered here, you can also find information on Japanese laws regarding real estate.

Corporate Tokyo Law Firms: English-Speaking Attorneys

Access to timely and competent legal representation is crucial wherever you in the world you happen to reside. However, in countries like Japan, differing legal systems coupled with huge cultural and linguistic barriers, may hinder your ability to get the best possible legal help. Here at PLAZA H…

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Land Use Zones under the City Planning Law in Japan

Land Use Zones (用途地域) are areas that are regulated under the City Planning Law (都市計画法) and designates the possible usage of land and properties in that area. This system is to realize an effective placement of buildings in accord with each area environment, avoiding mixed and disorderly land usage…

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New Laws for Old Buildings

The following article was written by Ziv Nakajima-Magen – Partner & Executive Manager, Asia-Pacific Nippon Tradings International (NTI) The Problem Japanese news outlets have recently reported on a new and revised legislation, to be enacted in 2022, which would apply to the management of apa…

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Free Consultations in English and Lawyers in Tokyo

If you get into trouble in Japan or have a problem that you would like to solve legally, it would be a big challenge for foreigners who do not speak Japanese. In such a case, please refer to the list of the consultation offices in Tokyo where you can consult in English. There are also organization…

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Age Restrictions in Japan: Drinking, Smoking, Voting & More

A Japanese person's age is significantly linked to their social position from their early school years until they obtain a job and even into retirement. For around 140 years, the age of adulthood in Japan was set at 20 years old and even a special celebration called “Seijin no Hi” (or Coming-of-Ag…

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