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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Major amendment to Japanese rules for dependent family member health care coverage and spousal pension eligibility

The Japanese Health Insurance Law, which has until now allowed dependent family members outside of Japan to receive health insurance benefits, has been amended to limit benefits to those dependents residing in Japan. Spouses wishing to draw pension as a “Category 3 Insured Person” will also have to reside in Japan to be eligible to…

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