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NO&T Japan Legal Update

NO&T’s English language newsletter "NO&T Japan Legal Update" provides an overview of the latest developments in Japanese law and practice which are relevant to global businesses and other organizations with Japan-related interests.

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December, 2019


Recent Trends of the Personal Information Protection Commission of Japan

Will the U.S.-Japan Digital Trade Agreement Change the Civil Liability Exposure of Online Platform Service Providers in Japan?


September, 2019


Widening the Business Sectors Subject to Prior Notification Requirements for Foreign Investment in Japanese Companies

Recent Developments Regarding Attorney-client Privilege in Japan


July, 2019


Recent Trends on Regulations on Stock-Based Compensation in Japan

New Commitment Procedure under Anti-Monopoly Act


April, 2019


Amendments to Laws Regulating Crypto Currencies


March, 2019


Amendment on Regulations regarding Working Hours and Annual Paid Leave

Recent Developments in Supporting the Utilization of Data


November, 2018


New Court Ruling in the Kyoto District Court on Capital Raising by way of Third Party Allotment

Overview of the Japanese "Minpaku" Law


August, 2018


5th Strategic Energy Plan Setting Tone for Japan's Future Energy Mix - Doubt on Nuclear/Coal Power Plant; Reemphasize Importance of Renewables for Japan’s Future Energy -

The Supreme Court of Japan rules on treatment of different working conditions for employees rehired after reaching the retirement age


March, 2018


Regulatory Framework for Open Innovation - Proposed Rules and Guidelines for a New Regulation under the Amended Banking Act -

Opening the Door to Using Stock as Consideration in Stock Acquisitions - 2018 Tax Reform and Amendment to the Industrial Competitiveness Enhancement Act -


December, 2017


Product Safety Obligations for Manufacturers and Importers under the Japanese Consumer Product Safety Act

The “SAKIGAKE” Designation System: Accelerating the Approval Process of Pharmaceuticals in Japan


September, 2017


The Japan Fair Trade Commission's proposed 'commitment procedure': a more flexible approach to investigations of potential anti-competitive behavior?

Increased Screening of Inward Direct Investment into Japan: New Rules Seek to Bolster National Security


July, 2017


More Flexible Spinning Off and Squeezing Out? 2017 Tax Reforms Impacting Japanese M&A

Leveling the Playing Field? Japan’s New Fair Disclosure Rule


March, 2017


Japan’s New Plea Bargaining System: A Tough New Compliance Risk for Companies with Japan Operations?

The Recent Japan Supreme Court Decision on ‘Fair Value’ for Cash-out in Public M&A Transactions: A Further Step towards Process-oriented Judicial Review?


December, 2016


Integrated Resort Promotion Law (Casino Law) Approved by the Diet of Japan


November, 2016


The JPX principles: Japan’s new road map for companies conducting internal investigations

Major trends in Japanese corporate governance following the 2015 corporate governance reforms


August, 2016


FinTech developments in Japan and reform of the Banking Act

Japan’s new standard in electing sponsors for corporate restructurings


May, 2016


Performance shares, restricted stock and share repurchases: capital markets trends after the introduction of the Japanese Corporate Governance Code

Affirmative action for female workers in Japan? Developments in gender aspects of workplace laws


March, 2016


The JFTC's new evidence disclosure regime: a step forward for companies suspected of anti-competitive conduct?

The Supreme Court of Japan decision in the IBM corporate reorganization tax dispute: increased caution required regarding intra-group restructurings


November, 2015


Amendment to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information

Recent changes to Japan's whistleblower law regime


August, 2015


Japanese court recognizes copyrightability of industrial design for the first time – the Tripp Trapp chair case

Investing in Japanese Renewable Energy Projects


May, 2015


Recent Developments in Japanese Corporate Governance

Liberalization of Japan’s Electricity Industry

Newly Introduced Concession-type PFI in Japan

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