When attempting to collect a debt in Japan it is best to assemble as much evidence of the debt as possible beforehand. The most obvious and important evidence that should be collected are copies of invoices, bills and receipts that clearly establish the debt. However, there are many other types of evidence that can also be of great help in successfully pursuing a debt.
While arbitration provides a cost effective and faster alternative to filing a lawsuit in court, there are some similarities between the two systems. Two of the biggest similarities are the way notice is served and the participation of expert witnesses.
The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction is a treaty executed by over 90 countries around the world. Like any other treaty, it binds the member countries to certain promises that must be upheld in relation to each other. However, the Convention holds no power over countries that are not member States. Therefore, applications cannot be made to or from countries that have yet to sign the Convention.
In 2012, the Ministry of Justice, Immigration Bureau introduced a new system for certain highly skilled foreigners to obtain Japanese permanent residency. The new system is a points based system that gives preference for higher levels of education or salary. Under this system qualified individuals are given preferential immigration treatment such as the ability to obtain permanent residence faster than other foreigners.