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Japan amendments to METI Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Japan
  • May 25 2015

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (the “METI“) recently revised the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and

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

Japan: landmark corporate governance reforms
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Japan
  • May 21 2015

Japan has seen landmark reforms in corporate governance during 2014 and 2015. On 26 February 2014, Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) released

View from Tokyo: ‘Abenomics’ abolishes residency requirement with respect to establishment of Japanese presence
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • Japan
  • May 19 2015

On March 16, 2015, Japan's Ministry of Justice abolished the requirement that at least one representative of a Japanese company must be a resident in

Japan makes significant changes to Consumption Tax Act steps for offshore e-commerce providers
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • Japan
  • May 19 2015

Japan’s National Diet has passed an amendment to the Consumption Tax Act which includes several important changes that especially affect offshore

New designations of members of criminal organisations in El Salvador and Japan
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Japan, USA, El Salvador
  • May 15 2015

On 16 April 2015, the US Treasury Department blocked the property of three individuals affiliated with the Central American street gang Mara

EU customs practice group - April 2015
  • White & Case LLP
  • Canada, European Union, India, Japan, Mexico, Moldova, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam
  • May 14 2015

Following comments raised during the “inter-service” consultations (between the various European Commission Directorates and the Commission Legal

Japanese government plans to require companies bidding for projects related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics to have cyber insurance
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • Japan
  • May 14 2015

It has recently been reported that the Japanese government intends to require private-sector companies to have cyber insurance when they bid for

Japanese and Australian competition agencies to cooperate so that competing businesses do not
  • Lander & Rogers
  • Australia, Japan
  • May 13 2015

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) recently signed a Cooperation Arrangement. The

The U.S. and Japan join the Hague System
  • Banner & Witcoff Ltd
  • Global, Japan, USA
  • May 13 2015

On May 13, 2015, the United States and Japan will become contracting parties to The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial