Japan Law

Japan Law

Japan Law Although it has historical roots in the ancient Chinese and other legal systems, contemporary Japanese Law is a civil law (as opposed to common law) system similar to that of France or Germany. The Six Codes of Japanese Law The core of Japanese statutory law is composed of the so-called “Six Codes” (?? ropp?). [...]

Koseki

Koseki Introduction to the Koseki Family Registration System in Japanese Law The Koseki plays a central role in Japanese Family Law — it is your birth certificate, death certificate, marriage license, and census information all rolled into one. What is the Koseki? The koseki is the Japanese system of Family Registration, by which births, deaths, [...]

Japanese Citizenship

Japanese Citizenship A straightforward introduction to the law surrounding Japanese citizenship, intended for foreign-born individuals wondering if they qualify for Japanese citizenship, those struggling with dual citizenship/ nationality issues, as well as people looking to emigrate to Japan. Japanese Citizenship Requirements Most countries confer citizenship either by birth (as in the US, one becomes a [...]

Japan Dual Citizenship

Are you allowed to have dual citizenship in Japan? In contrast to the United States and many other countries, Japan takes a stricter view of individuals holding more than one nationality (dual citizenship). Since the situations and laws can easily become a bit complex, we’re going to provide a bit of context to help paint [...]

Japanese Prefectures

Japanese Prefectures

Japanese Prefectures Japan is divided up into 47 regions called prefectures. A prefecture is an administrative unit generally larger than a city or metropolitan region (with the exception of Tokyo). List of the Prefectures of Japan “Metropolis” Prefecture: Tokyo “Circuit” Prefecture: Hokkaido Urban Prefectures: Osaka Kyoto And 43 Other Prefectures (listed below) Prefectures by Region: [...]