Japanese law allows the police to detain a suspect after arrest for up to 48 hours. During this period, the police must inform the suspect of the crime he or she is suspected of having committed, of the right to remain silent and the right to a lawyer (provided for free if the suspect does not have the money). In the case of foreign suspects, the police should also ask if the suspect would like his or her consulate informed of the arrest. Before the 48 hours expire, the police also must choose whether to refer the suspect and supporting evidence […]
There are three main types of wills in Japan: Self Written wills, Notarized Deed wills and Secret wills. Any of these wills will ensure that your property is passed on according to your wishes. However, there are certain unique aspects to each type that can be beneficial in certain situations.
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.
Minor traffic violations in Japan are often punished with a fine and do not usually result in an appearance in court. After the traffic violation, the driver will receive a blue Traffic Violation Ticket and a Fine Payment Bill. If the fine is paid within 8 days, the case is closed.