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Japan approves final set of power market reforms
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • August 19 2015

On June 17, 2015, the Japanese Diet passed a bill amending the Electricity Business Act (the "Amendments") as the third and final stage of the


Recent developments in regulations governing the manufacturing and marketing of induced pluripotent stem cells
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • June 22 2015

It is now permissible to launch regenerative products for medical use in humans or animals, including iPS cells, by using the fast-track approval


Japan: enforcement of Act on Special Measures concerning Fixed-Term Employees with Expert knowledge, etc.
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • May 22 2015

On April 1, 2015, the Act on Special Measures concerning Fixed-Term Employees with Expert Knowledge, etc. (the "Act") came into force. The Act


Global privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 6 - May 2015
  • Jones Day
  • Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, Honduras
  • May 13 2015

On February 11, the U.S. Government Accountability Office ("GAO") released its biennial High Risk List, which is "intended to help inform the


Japanese corporate governance is changing with the adoption of a new code in 2015
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • February 3 2015

In the past, Japan may not have enjoyed high scores in the area of corporate governance, but this may change soon. The "Japan Revitalization Strategy


Japan: the Supreme Court decision on the demotion of a pregnant employee in connection with her request to transfer to other light activities
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • January 15 2015

Article 65, paragraph 3 of the Labor Standards Act of Japan allows pregnant employees to request a transfer to lighter activities. In addition


Amendment to drugs and medical devices law in Japan takes effect
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • December 5 2014

A material amendment to the law regulating drugs and medical devices in Japan has recently been implemented. The amendment mainly covers (i


Privacy & cybersecurity update, issue 3 - October, 2014
  • Jones Day
  • Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Russia, Taiwan, USA, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Canada, Chile, China, European Union, France, Germany
  • October 15 2014

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") issued a report on mobile shopping applications. In it, the FTC found that such apps often fail to


Judgment of Tokyo District Court: application of a general anti-avoidance rule concerning reorganization transactions
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • October 2 2014

On March 18, 2014, the Tokyo District Court affirmed corporate tax assessments against two tax payers: Yahoo Japan Corporation ("Yahoo Japan"), a


Tokyo District Court allows tax saving from share repurchase
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • October 2 2014

On May 9, 2014, the Tokyo District Court reversed a large tax that had been imposed on a large U.S. multinational's Japanese holding company ("Japan