While it is possible to set up a Japanese company from abroad, some of the requirements to establish a company become more difficult if the founder is not present in Japan. Specifically, it can be quite difficult for the company founder to submit the required certificate of registration for their personal seal or find a company representative who is a resident of Japan.
Permanent residency allows a foreign national to stay in Japan legally without having to worry about renewing a visa every year. In addition, becoming a permanent resident also lets the foreign national work in any field, not just the industry specified on his or her visa.
Marriage in Japan, like many other parts of the world, acts not only as a social union but as an economic one as well. In generally, husband and wife are expected to share property as one joint economic unit. However, even after marriage there are certain objects that couples like to think of as solely their own and to some extent the law recognizes this.
Under statutory law in Japan, a woman must wait six months after the end of her previous marriage before she can remarry. This applies whether it was the husband or the wife who petitioned for divorce. This law was originally designed to allow for time to clearly establish the father of any children born to the newly divorced wife, however, as technology has advanced, this 6 month waiting period has become less and less relevant. Therefore, in a recent decision, the Japanese Supreme Court ordered that the 6 month waiting period was unconstitutional. However, to many women’s dismay, the court did […]