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Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement and Amendment to Industrial Competitiveness Enhancement Act Enacted

Japan - July 27 2018 On May 16, 2018, the Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement and an Amendment to the Industrial Competitiveness Enhancement Act were…

Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Naoto Kosuge, Shinji Kadomatsu, Yoshitake Masuda, Yuki Yoshida.

Japan Legal Update Vol. 37 | June 2018

Japan - June 28 2018 On June 1, 2018, in the Hamakyorex (please see the September 2016 issue) and Nagasawa-Unyu decisions (please see the November 2016 issue), the…

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

Cabinet Approves and Submits to the Diet a Bill for Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform

Japan - May 25 2018 On April 6, 2018, the Japanese Cabinet approved and submitted to the Diet the Bill for Legislation for the Promotion of Work Style Reform ("Bill")…

Harukuni Ito, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Kyosuke Katahira, Maxwell A. Fox, Shinji Kadomatsu, Yuichiro Mori, Yuki Yoshida, Yusuke Hanada.

JPO Launches its Advisory Opinion System to Determine Standard Essential Patents

Japan - May 25 2018 On April 1, 2018, the Japan Patent Office ("JPO") began operation of an advisory opinion (hantei) system to judge whether a patent is a…

Harukuni Ito, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Kyosuke Katahira, Maxwell A. Fox, Shinji Kadomatsu, Yuichiro Mori, Yuki Yoshida, Yusuke Hanada.

Japan to Implement Cabinet Order and Ministerial Ordinance on Invoice System

Japan - May 25 2018 On October 1, 2023, an invoice system will be implemented to provide tax credits for consumption tax on purchases. The backdrop for the introduction…

Harukuni Ito, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Kyosuke Katahira, Maxwell A. Fox, Shinji Kadomatsu, Yuichiro Mori, Yuki Yoshida, Yusuke Hanada.