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Japan Section of IBA Asia Pacific Forum's Doing Business in Asia Pacific guidebook, Chapter 2
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi
IBA Asia Pacific Forum's Doing Business in Asia Pacific guidebook / International Bar Association [uploaded on September 24, 2020]
"Ausgestempelt: Japan nimmt langsam Abschied vom hanko (Japan drifts slowly away from the seal culture)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [Autumn 2020]
"Practical Commentary on the Amendment of the Companies Act" (in Japanese)
Yuko Toyoda (co-author)
Japan Federation of Bar Associations (ed) / Koubundou Publishers Inc. [2020]
"Notstandsgesetzgebung in Japan: Wesentliche Inhalte und verfassungsrechtliche Grenzen (Major Legal Contents of the State of Emergency in Japan and its Constitutional Limits)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [Summer 2020]
"Was Unternehmen zum Coronavirus wissen sollten (practical guide to the spreading SARS-Cov-2 virus)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [Spring 2020]
Expert comment in "Debate over bank account maintenance fees, where the BOJ's position is also questioned" (in Japanese)
Teruhisa Ishii
Financial Affairs No. 3330 / Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc. [2019]
"Virtual currencies: regulators make their move"
Izuru Goto / Yasuyuki Kuribayashi / Takashi Saito
IFLR (International Financial Law Review) The influencer edition June/July 2019 / Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC. [2019]
"Vertriebsrechtssystem in Japan (Distribution Law System in Japan)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [Summer 2019]
"Outline of and the Key Points in Dealing with the Subcontract Law and Related Laws" (in Japanese)
Teruhisa Ishii
July 2019 issue of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2019]
"Analysis on a Report compiled by the Third-party Panel concerning the improper loan scandal of Suruga Bank and practical advice for other companies to prevent similar scandals" (in Japanese)
Masahiro Terada
March 2019 of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2019]
"Utilization of trusts and legal issues in electric power industry"
Izuru Goto / Yusuke Shimada (co-author)
Study group on electric power and finance (ed) / Minjihokenkyukai [2018]
"Legal analysis on Bitcoin transactions - detailed discussion -"
Izuru Goto / Masumi Watanabe
April 2018 issue of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2018]
"Legal analysis on Bitcoin transactions - comprehensive discussions -"
Izuru Goto / Masumi Watanabe
February 2018 issue of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2017]
"Basic structure of cryptocurrencies"
Izuru Goto / Masumi Watanabe
January 2018 issue of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2017]
"Data Privacy Protection of Personal Information Versus Usage of Big Data: Introduction of the Recent Amendment to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (Japan)" (PDF)
Noriko Higashizawa (co-author)
DEFENSE COUNSEL JOURNAL Volume 84, No. 4 / International Association of Defense Counsel [October 2017]
"Kurze Einführung in die Schuldrechtsreform" (The Overview of the Japanese Civil Code Reform on Law of Obligations) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [September/October 2017]
"Die optimale Rechtsform für die japanische Tochter (The Optimal Corporate Form for a Subsidiary in Japan)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [July/August 2017]
"The amendment of part of the Civil Code (law of obligations) was enacted and will be enforced within three years from June 2, 2017 (Part 2 - Extinctive Prescription)"
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi (co-author)
CY Japan Legal Update [2017]
"The amendment of part of the Civil Code (law of obligations) was enacted and will be enforced within three years from June 2, 2017 (Part 1 - Pre-formulated Terms and Conditions (teikei yakkan))"
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi / Yuichi Tanaka
CY Japan Legal Update [2017]
"Handbuch des Vertriebsrechts (Handbook on Distribution Law)", 4th Edition, Japanese Chapter (in German)
Mikio Tanaka
Handbook on Distribution Law (4th Edition) / Verlag C. H. Beck [June 2016]
"Complete Book for Family Companies Practice" (in Japanese)
Yuka Sakai (co-author)
Seibunsha Co. Ltd. [2015]
"Companies Act enforced in May 2015 and its enforcement regulations, Annotation of Key Revised Clauses" (in Japanese)
Yuka Sakai (co-author)
Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing Co. Ltd. [2015]
"Die KK mit Troika-Ausschüssen (Company with a Committee Governance Structure)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [November/December 2015]
"For Practical Use: Selected Court Cases on International Business" (in Japanese)
Noriyuki Katayama
Yuhikaku Publishing Co., Ltd. [2015]
"Geschäftsführung japanischer Tochtergesellschaften: Lockerung im HR-Management (ManagCement of Japanese Subsidiaries: Deregulation in HR-Management)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [April 2015]
"Q&A 2014 Revised Companies Act" (in Japanese)
Yuka Sakai (co-author)
Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing Co. Ltd. [2014]
"Companies Act Reform 2014: Can the new amendment to the Companies Act of Japan strengthen the corporate governance systems of Japanese listed companies? " (PDF)
Masamichi Sakamoto (co-author)
Japan Lawyers Guide 2014/15 / LexisNexis Japan [September 2014]
"Moderator for the session entitled "Strategy and planning: considerations and issues involving cross-border legal services in Asia" in the conference entitled "Cross-Border Legal Services in the Asia Region – Developments and the Future" to be hosted by International Bar Association and Japan Federation of Bar Associations." (in Japanese)
Noriyuki Katayama
[November 2013]
"Entwurf zur BGB-Reform Japans (“Interim Draft of the New Civil Code of Japan”)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [April 2013]
"Overview of Draft Outline of Amendments to the Companies Act and its impact on practice"
Daisuke Terasaki / Aya Kinoshita / Shuichi Nagaoka (co-author)
No. 1324 of Junkan Keirijoho / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2012]
"Opinions of Companies as public comments on Interim Summary Report on Amendment to the Civil Law (vol. 1), (Vol. 2), (Vol. 3) "
Tomohiro Tanamura (co-author)
March – May 2012 issue of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2012]
"A key to a proper interpretation of Amendment middle draft policy of Corporate Law"
Masahiro Terada / Yoshitaka Hagiwara / Yasuhiro Okuhara
No. 1304 of Junkan Keirijoho / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2012]
"Impact of the Tokyo Prefectural Ordinance for Elimination of Organized Crime Group starting October 2011- What should companies do?" (in Japanese)
Koji Mizutani
September 2011 issue of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2011]
"Accounting and Tax Issues relating to Reform of Civil Code of Japan (Law of Obligations), " (in Japanese)
Yuichi Maruyama
July 10, 2011 issue (No. 1286) of Junkan Keirijoho / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2011]
"Ein überblick über Verjährungsfristen in Japan" (Outline of the statute of limitations under Japanese law) (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [August 2009]
"Vertriebsrecht in Japan" (Distribution law in Japan) (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [September 2008]
"Major Amendments Concerning Bonds with Stock Options" (in Japanese)
Yukihiro Fujimoto (co-author)
No. 1127 of Junkan Keirijoho / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2006]
"Practice and Legal Strategies under the New Companies Act" (in Japanese)
Yoshitada Ogiso (co-author)
June 2005 issue of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2005]
"New Securities taxation System and Stock System" (in Japanese)
Yukihiro Fujimoto (co-author)
Okura Zaimu Kyokai [2003]
"Warranties and Disclaimers"
Yukihiro Fujimoto (co-author)
International Bar Association Series / Kluwer Law International [2002]
"Stock Option and share issuance practice under the new law" (in Japanese)
Yukihiro Fujimoto (co-author)
Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2002]
"Swift Understanding of the Amendment to the Commercial Code and the Practice under the Amended Code" (in Japanese)
Yoshitada Ogiso (co-author)
Nikkei Inc. [2002]
"Considerations on Share Exchange and Share Transfer" and "Considerations on Company Split" (in Japanese)
Masaaki Sawano (co-author)
"Lawyers' Practices – Civil – Contract and Corporate Cases" / Tokyo Horei Publishing [2002]
"Product Liability Reporter (Japan)"
Yukihiro Fujimoto
Prospect Media Pty Ltd, [2000]
"Product Recall (Japan)"
Yukihiro Fujimoto
IBA Newsletter [2000]
"Japanese E-Commerce: Regulatory Issues"
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi (co-author)
"Global eCommerce Law and Business Report April 2000" / WorldTrade Executive, Inc. [2000]

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Corporate Governance / Shareholders Meeting

"Practical Commentary on the Amendment of the Companies Act" (in Japanese)
Yuko Toyoda (co-author)
Japan Federation of Bar Associations (ed) / Koubundou Publishers Inc. [2020]
"Scope of Duty of Confidentiality of Tax Accountants for the Request for Information by Bar Association and Response to Collecting Information by Tax Authorities: Focusing on the Decisions of Osaka High Court Judgement dated August 28, 2014 and Kyoto District Court Judgement dated September 27, 2017, and Amendment of the Act on General Rules for National Taxes in Fiscal Year 2019" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda
Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (Taxation Case Study) Vol. 175 / Japan Tax Research Institute [2020]
"Interaction between Tax Affairs and Legal Affairs based on Case Examples (Corresponding to the Amendment to the Civil Code (the Succession Law))" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda (co-author)
Tokyo Certified Public Tax Accountants' Association (Research Study Group) and Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association (Tax Study Group) (ed) / Okura Zaimu Kyokai [2019]
"The consequence of mistakes relating to unexpected withholding tax burden on tax assessment, etc.: Focusing on the Decision of the Supreme Court dated September 25, 2018" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda
Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (Taxation Case Study) Vol. 169 / Japan Tax Research Institute [2019]
"Analysis on a Report compiled by the Third-party Panel concerning the improper loan scandal of Suruga Bank and practical advice for other companies to prevent similar scandals" (in Japanese)
Masahiro Terada
March 2019 of Business Homu / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2019]
"The Role of Lawyers in Sports Organizations" (in Japanese)
Kanako Inokuchi
Hogaku Seminar 2018/09 / Nippon Hyoronsha Co., Ltd. [2018]
"Corporate legal strategies for tax compliance" (in Japanese)
Masahiro Terada / Ryoko Takeda (co-author)
Minjiho Kenkyukai [2018]
"Substantial additional tax imposed by employees’ illegal acts: Based on the views concerning corporate governance on tax matter" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda
Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (Taxation Case Study) Vol. 163 / Japan Tax Research Institute [2018]
"Amendment of the Cabinet Office Ordinance on Disclosure of Corporate Affairs concerning Incentive Compensation for Corporate Executives"
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi / Takashi Saito
CY Japan Legal Update [2017]
"Third-Party Committee" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [January/February 2016]
"Die KK mit Troika-Ausschüssen (Company with a Committee Governance Structure)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [November/December 2015]
"Companies Act Reform 2014: Can the new amendment to the Companies Act of Japan strengthen the corporate governance systems of Japanese listed companies? " (PDF)
Masamichi Sakamoto (co-author)
Japan Lawyers Guide 2014/15 / LexisNexis Japan [September 2014]
"Overview of Draft Outline of Amendments to the Companies Act and its impact on practice"
Daisuke Terasaki / Aya Kinoshita / Shuichi Nagaoka (co-author)
No. 1324 of Junkan Keirijoho / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2012]
"A key to a proper interpretation of Amendment middle draft policy of Corporate Law"
Masahiro Terada / Yoshitaka Hagiwara / Yasuhiro Okuhara
No. 1304 of Junkan Keirijoho / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2012]
"Legal Compliance Issue for a listed company"
Yukihiro Fujimoto
Stock Listing seminar held by Azusa Audit Corporation [2011]
"Examples and Review of M&A Clauses Concerning Bonds with Stock Options" (in Japanese)
Yukihiro Fujimoto (co-author)
No. 1152 of Junkan Keirijoho / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2007]
"New Securities taxation System and Stock System" (in Japanese)
Yukihiro Fujimoto (co-author)
Okura Zaimu Kyokai [2003]
"Q&A of the Reform of Commercial Law concerning the reinforcement of the Corporate Governance" (in Japanese)
Yoshitada Ogiso (co-author)
Nikkei Inc. [2003]
"Stock Option and share issuance practice under the new law" (in Japanese)
Yukihiro Fujimoto (co-author)
Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2002]
Issues raised by Daiwa Bank Case (in Japanese)
Yukihiro Fujimoto (co-author)
No. 949 of Junkan Keirijoho / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2001]

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Venture Capital / Private Equity

"Legal Compliance Issue for a listed company"
Yukihiro Fujimoto
Stock Listing seminar held by Azusa Audit Corporation [2011]

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Regulatory

"Establishing a financial institution in Japan"
Masamichi Sakamoto / Kentaro Sawata
Practical Law / Thomson Reuters [September 2020]
"Verschärfter Datenschutz (Upgraded Data Protection)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [March/April 2017]
"Umweltfreundlich bauen (Eco-Friendly Contruction)" (in German)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [July/August 2013]

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Environmental

"Umweltfreundlich bauen (Eco-Friendly Contruction)" (in German)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [July/August 2013]

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Tax

"Private client law in Japan: overview"
Shigeaki Itoh / Hitomi Sakai
Practical Law / Thomson Reuters [July 2020]
"A taxing estate"
Hitomi Sakai
STEP Journal / STEP [May, 2020]
"Scope of Duty of Confidentiality of Tax Accountants for the Request for Information by Bar Association and Response to Collecting Information by Tax Authorities: Focusing on the Decisions of Osaka High Court Judgement dated August 28, 2014 and Kyoto District Court Judgement dated September 27, 2017, and Amendment of the Act on General Rules for National Taxes in Fiscal Year 2019" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda
Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (Taxation Case Study) Vol. 175 / Japan Tax Research Institute [2020]
"Legal and Tax Practice for International Inheritance (The Second Edition)" (in Japanese)
Hitomi Sakai (co-author)
Zeimu Kenkyukai [2020]
"100 Rules for Asset Diversification (Not to lose your money!)" (in Japanese)
Hitomi Sakai (co-author)
Zaikei Shouhou-sha [2019]
"Withholding Tax Concerning Receiving Stock Awards granted by Foreign Parent Company" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda (co-author)
Zeiken (Tax Research) Vol. 35 No. 4 (Basic 70 Case Book of Recent Tax Law) / Japan Tax Research Institute [2019]
"Interaction between Tax Affairs and Legal Affairs based on Case Examples (Corresponding to the Amendment to the Civil Code (the Succession Law))" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda (co-author)
Tokyo Certified Public Tax Accountants' Association (Research Study Group) and Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association (Tax Study Group) (ed) / Okura Zaimu Kyokai [2019]
"The consequence of mistakes relating to unexpected withholding tax burden on tax assessment, etc.: Focusing on the Decision of the Supreme Court dated September 25, 2018" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda
Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (Taxation Case Study) Vol. 169 / Japan Tax Research Institute [2019]
"Corporate legal strategies for tax compliance" (in Japanese)
Masahiro Terada / Ryoko Takeda (co-author)
Minjiho Kenkyukai [2018]
"Substantial additional tax imposed by employees’ illegal acts: Based on the views concerning corporate governance on tax matter" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda
Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (Taxation Case Study) Vol. 163 / Japan Tax Research Institute [2018]
"Legal Issues related to Tax Procedure over the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) based on the Common Reporting Standard (CRS): mainly legal liability caused by errors in financial institutions and right protection of individual persons" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda
Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (Taxation Case Study) Vol. 157 / Japan Tax Research Institute [2017]
"Scope of duty to bear civil liability by certified public tax accountants in their service" (in Japanese)
Ryoko Takeda
Zeimu Jirei Kenkyu (Taxation Case Study) Vol. 151 / Japan Tax Research Institute [2016]
"Analysis of Three Court Cases Concerning Whether Delaware Limited Partnership Falls under Corporation as Defined in Japanese Tax Law"
Hiroaki Matsunaga (co-author)
Zeimu Koho Vol. 60 / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2012]
"Tax Collection Case/Moment When Aggregate Claim Becomes Mortgaged Property"
Hiroaki Matsunaga
Sozei Soshou Vol. 5 / Zaikei Shouhou-sha [2012]

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Renewable Energy

"Practice Q&A for Real Estate Lease Agreement in Response to Amendment of the Law of Obligation"
Masaaki Sawano / Keisuke Ide / Ken Takii / Kiyoshi Asada / Yuichi Maruyama / Hideyuki Tanaka / Yuji Kondo / Yukinori Sasaki / Aya Kinoshita / Yuka Sakai / Masatsugu Kobayashi / Akira Yasukawa / Yoshifumi Oka / Masumi Watanabe and others.
City-Yuwa Partners (ed) / Shojihomu Co., Ltd. [2018]
"Wendepunkt bei Maßnahmen für erneuerbare Energie (Turning Point of the Renewable Energy Policy)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [February 2015]
"Companies Act Reform 2014: Can the new amendment to the Companies Act of Japan strengthen the corporate governance systems of Japanese listed companies? " (PDF)
Masamichi Sakamoto (co-author)
Japan Lawyers Guide 2014/15 / LexisNexis Japan [September 2014]
"Structure of Renewable Energy Fund Following the Amended Enforcement Order Under the Act on Investment Trusts and Investment Corporations"
Izuru Goto / Yuichi Maruyama / Yukinori Sasaki
Junkan Keirijouhou (No. 1394) / Chuokeizai-sha, Inc. [2014]
"Sonnenzeit für Solarprojekte – aber wie lange noch? (Sunny Days for Solar Power Projects – but for how long?)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [October 2013]
"Das Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz: Praktische Rechtsprobleme (Practical Problems on the Renewable Energy Law)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [November /December 2012)]
"Neuer rechtlicher Rahmen für erneuerbare Energien (New Legal Framework for Renewable Energy)" (in German) (PDF)
Mikio Tanaka
JAPANMARKT / German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan [July/August 2012]

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