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JFTC Strengthens the Monitoring of ITDigital-Related Area
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • November 30 2016

On October 11, 2016, the Japan Fair Trade Commission ("JFTC") partially amended its "Guidelines Concerning the Interpretation of 'Specific Business


The Bill to Partially Amend the Commercial Code and the Act on International Carriage of Goods by Sea Submitted to the Diet
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • November 30 2016

On October 18, 2016, the Japanese Government submitted to the Diet a bill to partially amend the Commercial Code and the Act on International


Amended Japan-Belgium Tax Treaty Signed
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • November 30 2016

On October 12, 2016, the amended tax treaty between Japan and Belgium was signed. The amendments made substantial changes to the existing treaty


Two High Court Decisions Relating to Reemployment after Retirement
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • November 30 2016

Two notable successive court decisions relating to disputes concerning reemployment after retirement have been issued. First, on September 28, 2016


Tokyo High Court Decision Recognizing a Breach of a Company's Duty of Care in Connection with the Occurrence of an Employee's Depression Due to Overwork
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • October 19 2016

On August 31, 2016, the Tokyo High Court issued a decision ordering a company to pay an aggrieved employee approximately 60 million JPY (with such


Outline of the New Tax Agreement Between Japan and Germany
  • Jones Day
  • Germany, Japan
  • October 19 2016

On October 28, 2016, the new tax agreement between Japan and Germany ("Agreement between Japan and the Federal Republic of Germany for the


Establishment of Debtor Account Identification System through the Court
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • October 19 2016

On September 12, 2016, the Minister of Justice consulted with the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice to discuss amendments to the Civil


The TPP in Action: Lumber Trade and the Side Letter between Canada and Japan
  • Jones Day
  • Canada, Japan
  • October 18 2016

As detailed in a recent post on Jones Day’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) blog (“TPP: The Fine PrintA Look at the Mechanics of the Treaty“), a


Implementation of the Full Liberalization of Japan's Electricity Retail Market
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • October 13 2016

On April 1, 2016, amendments to the Electricity Business Act ("Act") liberalizing entry into the Japanese electricity retail market became effective


Establishment of Business Transfer Guideline
  • Jones Day
  • Japan
  • September 28 2016

With respect to the succession to labor contracts upon a business transfer, the Business Transfer Guideline confirms the established legal principle