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Japan Amends Guidelines for the Subcontract Act

Japan - February 23 2017 The purpose of the "Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc. To Subcontractors" ("Subcontract Act") is to ensure the fairness of…

Douglas J. Goldstein, Harukuni Ito, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Kazumasa Watanabe, Kyosuke Katahira, Shinya Watanabe, Takako Yako, Yuichiro Mori, Yusuke Hanada.

Financial Services Agency Establishes FinTech Sandbox

Japan - October 26 2017 On September 21, 2017, the Financial Services Agency ("FSA") established a "FinTech Sandbox" to eliminate concerns regarding potential compliance and…

Douglas J. Goldstein, Harukuni Ito, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Kyosuke Katahira, Shinji Kadomatsu, Yuichiro Mori, Yuki Yoshida, Yusuke Hanada.

Enforcement of the Child Care and Family Care Leave Act (January 1, 2017)

Japan - February 23 2017 The "Act on the Welfare of Workers Who Take Care of Children or Other Family Members Including Child Care and Family Care Leave," which was amended…

Douglas J. Goldstein, Harukuni Ito, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Kazumasa Watanabe, Kyosuke Katahira, Shinya Watanabe, Takako Yako, Yuichiro Mori, Yusuke Hanada.

Japan Legal Update | Vol.25

Japan - May 25 2017 On April 14, 2017, the House of Representatives passed a bill to partially amend the Civil Code ("Bill"). The Bill is under deliberation in the House…

Gregory H. Kikkawa, Harukuni Ito, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Kyosuke Katahira, Naoto Kosuge, Seiichi Nishiyama, Shinji Kadomatsu, Yasunobu Takatama, Yoshitake Masuda, Yuichiro Mori, Yuki Yoshida, Yusuke Hanada, Yuto Watanabe.

Japan's Action Plan for the Realization of Work Style Reform

Japan - April 27 2017 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe recently held 10 meetings of the "Council for the Realization of Work Style Reform," to discuss reforms to Japan's labor…

Douglas J. Goldstein, Harukuni Ito, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Kyosuke Katahira, Misa Osagane, Naoto Kosuge, Shinji Kadomatsu, Yuichiro Mori, Yuki Yoshida, Yusuke Hanada.