In Japan, the minimum age for marriage is 18 for men and 16 for women. However, minors, those under 20 years of age, need parental consent to marry. The consent of only one parent is sufficient in cases where the other parent is unknown, has died or is unable to indicate intent.
In Japan, the a patent application merely starts the process of obtaining a patent and one of the most important steps following the application is filing a request for examination of the patent. The Japan Patent Office will not examine a patent without being requested to do so and if the applicant does not submit a request within 3 years of filing his or her application the application will be considered withdrawn and no patent will be granted.
A company contracted to perform an obligation for another company that enters bankruptcy usually has the option to unilaterally cancel the contract. Since the bankrupt company may not be able to pay the contracting company for the work it completes, it would be unfair to keep the contractor strictly bound to the terms of the agreement.
Child support in Japan is calculated by comparing the total income of each of the child’s parents. Therefore, how the total income of each parent is calculated is critical to determining how much child support will be paid. To set an easy to use standard for determining total income, the Japanese courts use parents’ tax returns to prove total income. For parents who are employed by a company, the “paid amount” as shown on the tax return will be used as the parent’s total income. For parents who are self-employed, the “taxable income” will be used as the total income […]