Ohara Law Office

August 1, 2016

Can an order for compulsory execution be appealed?

Compulsory execution allows a court to exercise control over an individual’s assets and forcibly transfer them from one party to another, providing a powerful tool to force debtors to pay off an outstanding debt.  However, in situations where it is used unjustly, it can cause great harm to innocent parties.  Therefore, in order to prevent this from happening, compulsory execution orders may be appealed by the defending party.
July 29, 2016

Is there an inheritance tax in Japan?

Japan maintains an inheritance tax that applies to wills that are executed under Japanese law.  The tax applies equally to assets owned by Japanese citizens inside Japan or outside Japan.  However, for non-Japanese citizens, the tax only applies to assets within Japan.
July 27, 2016

Is it possible to appeal a court judgment in Japan?

A judgment at trial declares a winner and a loser to the lawsuit but the losing party still has an opportunity to continue the fight.  The losing party may file an appeal with a court of second instance and ask this higher court to review the decision made by the trial judge.
July 25, 2016

Do married couples have a duty to support each other even when separated?

Married couples have a duty to financially support each other during the course of their marriage.  This duty to support exists even when the spouses are living separately.  Usually these support payments will take the form of monthly bank transfers, similar to child support after divorce.  The amount of money should be enough to provide for the daily necessities of the lower-income spouse.