FAQ

February 24, 2016

Are there any protections to prevent organized crime from participating in debt collection?

Traditionally, Japanese debt collection has been a commercial sector dominated by organized crime. Many debt collection agencies were associated with, or run by, the Japanese mafia.
February 24, 2016

What court is the appropriate venue for foreign debt collection cases in Japan?

District courts in Japan have jurisdiction to hear foreign debt collection cases in Japan but it is important to consider which court will provide the correct venue to hear the case.