Vaccine passports coming to Japan

Japanese Immigration has announced that Japan will be rolling out a vaccine passport to facilitate international travel. The passport, which can be applied for at your local ward or municipal office beginning July 26th, will indicate the date and type of your covid vaccination but, unlike earlier media reports, will not include information on any…

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Japan Immigration Update

Continued PCR testing at border (including for those vaccinated against covid-19) Travelers to Japan should note that: a negative PCR test is required 72 hours before your flight and after arrival; you will be subject to a 2 week quarantine after entering Japan; and you may not use public transportation during that 2 week period….

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Jeff Jackson elected as Treasurer of ACCJ Chubu and named Co-Chair of ACCJ Chubu’s Independent Business Committee

Effective January 1, 2021, Jeff Jackson, the founder and managing partner of Jackson Sogo, was installed as Treasurer of the ACCJ Chubu Chapter and Co-Chair of the ACCJ Chubu Chapter’s Independent Business Committee. Through these positions, Jackson Sogo will continue to seek out ways to support the initiatives and goals of the ACCJ as well…

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Caution re participation in political rallies and demonstrations

Foreigners in Japan considering participating in political rallies and demonstrations should understand that Japanese Immigration has the power to refuse an application for a visa (new, renewal or otherwise) from an applicant based on their participation in a political rally or demonstration alone and has done so in the past.

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Jackson Sogo (Japanese Gyoseishoshi Law Office) – Office Announcement

Jeffrey (“Jeff”) Jackson, the founder of Jackson Sogo, will be appearing in a panel discussion entitled “An Introduction to the Japanese Legal Landscape” at the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) in Tokyo on February 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The panel will be discussing the roles of the various legal professionals…

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Japanese Waiting Period for Remarriage

Many will be surprised to learn that Japan imposes a waiting period on women seeking to remarry. As a general rule, a woman must wait 100 days from the effective date of her divorce before remarrying. This waiting period is meant to make it easier to identify the father in the event a woman has…

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