In order to determine inheritance tax in Japan, the location of the inherited asset plays an important role. Determining this location is relatively simple for some types of assets. For example, real property and personal property are located where they exist. However, for less tangible assets, like bank accounts, that can be accessed from around the world, the situation is more complicated.
There are certain ways to stay an order of compulsory execution and prevent your property from being seized immediately. Most of them involve a court order stating that compulsory execution is not permitted against the property in question for one of several legal reasons. Authenticated civil records, settlement agreements or other documents that state that compulsory execution is not to be carried out against the property also result in a stay of compulsory execution.
Under the citizenship by parentage system, as long as one of the child’s parents is Japanese, the baby is entitled to receive Japanese citizenship. The birth of the baby must be registered with the local government office or, if overseas, at the Japanese embassy or consulate. However, simply being born in Japan is not enough for a baby without Japanese parents to acquire Japanese citizenship.
A party that brings a lawsuit in Japan always has the opportunity to withdraw their claim before the defendant answers. However, once the defendant has answered the claim, the lawsuit cannot be withdrawn without the defendant’s permission.