Author Archive: Akiko Hori - Shiho-shoshi lawyer

A Happy New Year in 2017

A fresh New Year has just started. I always think every day has a fresh start to it so that I don’t very much care about the New Year but I like the Japanese proverb “Decisions made on New Year’s Day are the key to a successful year.” What I think about on New Year’s …

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Regulation for Shihoshoshi Lawyer

Strict confidentiality is imposed on every Shihoshoshi Lawyer to protect the contents of consultations with and request by a client. The client is protected by many strict laws, Association Regulations and a Code of Ethics. If a Shihoshoshi Lawyer violates those rules, severe punishments, such as the suspension of qualification are imposed. The number of …

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What is a Shihoshoshi Lawyer?

These are the national qualified professional, able to deal with company registration and real estate registration. Registration of company involves many laws, such as the Companies Act, and real estate registration also involves many laws, such as the Civil Code. The Shihoshoshi Lawyer is the national qualified lawyer specializing in those laws. A Shihoshoshi Lawyer …

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How can I register my ownership of the property (Transfer of Ownership Registration) after conveyance?

You can register your ownership by submitting application forms to the Legal Affairs Bureau. Examination at the Legal Affairs Bureau will take one or two weeks after submission. After the procedures of the registration are completed, you can obtain the certificate of your ownership. Anyone can take the certificate by paying a ¥600 fee. You …

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How can I check and confirm rights relating to a particular land or building?

You can investigate property details by obtaining the certificate of registration for the property at the Legal Affairs Bureau. The certificate can be issued quickly, about 10-20 minutes after submission of the application form, and the fee is ¥600. The certificate is issued only in Japanese, unfortunately not in English. The certificate of the registration …

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Is there a time limit on owning a property after purchase?

No. You can own a property permanently until you convey the property to someone else. You can have a right of the ownership of Japanese property. There is no time limit to keeping ownership of the property. You can also rent an office and a land. However, there is a time limit to the lease …

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Can a non-Japanese person or non-Japanese entity buy a property in Japan?

Yes. When buying a property in Japan, there is no limitation about nationality. For more information Shihoshoshi Lawyer Akiko HORI How to Buy a property in Japan

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What are the benefits when a Shihoshoshi Lawyer undertakes the procedure of forming the company?

There are many benefits in asking a Shihoshoshi Lawyer to help to set up a company. – To create the Articles of Incorporation smoothly. – To act in the authentication of Articles of Incorporation and establishing the registration of a company. – To advise about the proper implementation of the chosen investment method. – To …

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How do we conduct the procedures for setting up a company?

You need to prepare many formal documents and fill in application forms, such as an authenticated Articles of Incorporation, authenticated signatures of an investor and a director and a certification of the investment. Business in Japan is conducted in Japanese, rarely in English. As the saying “when in Rome, do as the Romans do.”, you …

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How long does it take to set up a company?

After authentication of the Articles of Incorporation and investment performance, you can submit the application (Establishment Registration) to the Legal Affairs Bureau. After submission, the examination at the Legal Affairs Bureau will generally end a week or two weeks later. When the application process is completed, a Registration Certificate for the company will be issued. …

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