September 22, 2021
This article discusses the three main ways to resolve labor disputes in Japan, including their respective benefits and drawbacks: court-run labor tribunals, standard court litigation, and alternative dispute resolution.
August 3, 2021
This article discusses pay cuts as an alternative to layoffs, which are difficult to implement in strongly pro-labor Japan.
June 30, 2021
This article discusses a company’s potential liability under Japan’s Product Liability Act when that company licenses its logo for use on another company’s product that the logo owner did not design, engineer, or manufacture.
May 28, 2021
This chapter written for Lexology’s Japan M&A Practice Guide focuses on tax issues of importance to M&A dealmakers working with corporations in Japan.
May 25, 2021
This article provides a useful overview of Japan’s Stress Check system in an easy-to-understand question and answer format.
March 31, 2021
A high-level summary of the requirements for companies with creative employees under Japanese Patent Law.
February 17, 2021
What to expect when you are considering going to the courts in Japan: when the action starts and ends, how long, how much, and how to appeal and enforce your judgement.
January 8, 2021
Almost one in three workers have reported workplace bullying or abuse in Japan and, while the government is not cracking down, a new revision to an old law provides helpful advice for employers in this area.
December 18, 2020
Depending on the nature of an employment dispute, there are cases where it’s impossible to avoid the jurisdiction of Japanese courts and the application of Japanese law.
October 13, 2020
This article provides practical guidance on how employers in COVID-era Japan can balance their legal obligations to their employees with the need to remain profitable and solvent.