Author: alesia-law

Arrest and Detention in Japan

1. Arrest in Japan: Introduction Here, we cover things you should know about arrest in Japan. If you are under arrest, be sure to request a lawyer to have professional assistance. Always remember that you have a right to remain silent. And keep in mind the importance of your written statements and never sign such…

Read the full article

Sick Leave and COVID-19

* You can watch the contents of this blog in this video These days when you are feeling sick, you are strongly recommended to take a day off from work. Then will you be paid for such sick-off days? In principle, you are not paid for your day off due to sickness unless the company…

Read the full article

Necessary Procedures: Address Change

Notification of moving-out / moving-in When you change your residential address, you must report your moving-out (moving-out notification, 転出届) with the municipal office of the city you live before your moving-out. This can be done from 14 days before your moving-out. In some cities, such notification can be done by mail. You will receive a…

Read the full article

Necessary Visa Procedures upon Job Change

Notification of the affiliated (contracting/activity) organization When you change your job during your period of stay (在留期間, zairyu-kikan), you have to be careful not to miss required procedures. 1. When no change in your visa status is required: (A) If you are mid- to long-term resident with: “Highly Skilled Professional” (i) (a) or (b), “Highly…

Read the full article

Division of Property

Principles on how to divide Principles adopted by courts upon dividing divorcing couple’s property (and debts) are as follows: Divide “community property” equally between the spouses. (with some exceptions) Each spouse will keep his or her own “separate property”. “Community property” is property or assets created and accumulated during a couple’s married years (to be…

Read the full article

Divorce by lawsuit

You cannot directly file a lawsuit for divorce. The law provides that you must file a mediation proceeding before filing a lawsuit. If the mediation fails, then you can file a lawsuit. Usually, if you come all the way to filing a lawsuit, you or your spouse must be disagreeing with the divorce. Then, you…

Read the full article

Types of Divorce in Japan

There are 3 types of divorce in Japan. Divorce by agreement Divorce by mediation Divorce by lawsuit We also have “divorce by adjudication” but this is very rare. Divorce by agreement Among them, divorce by agreement does not involve a court. You just fill out the necessary information (like your name and address) in the…

Read the full article