• International Arbitration in Japan: 5 Key Features.
  • Japan’s New Copyright Law Could Criminalize Downloading.
  • Japanese Gambling Tycoon Sued in U.S. Under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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International Arbitration in Japan: 5 Key Features.

Historically, many Japanese companies have  preferred to settle disputes without going through official dispute resolution procedures. However, given recent corporate scandals, there has been an increasing demand for [...]

Japan’s New Copyright Law Could Criminalize Downloading.

According to this article from Wired, pirating DVD or Blu-ray disc could soon carry criminal penalties in Japan if proposed amendments to the nation’s copyright code become law. Offenders could [...]

Japanese Gambling Tycoon Sued in U.S. Under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

A U.S. lawsuit was filed against Japanese gambling tycoon Kazuo Okada. the lawsuit alleges that Okada payed off Philippine regulators and cheated his powerful Las Vegas partner. Wynn [...]

 

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International Arbitration in Japan: 5 Key Features.

International Arbitration in Japan: 5 Key Features.

Historically, many Japanese companies have  preferred to settle disputes without going through official dispute resolution procedures. However, given recent corporate scandals, there has been an increasing demand for accountability within...

 

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Japan’s New Copyright Law Could Criminalize Downloading.

Japan’s New Copyright Law Could Criminalize Downloading.

According to this article from Wired, pirating DVD or Blu-ray disc could soon carry criminal penalties in Japan if proposed amendments to the nation’s copyright code become law. Offenders could spend up to two years in prison or pay as much...

 
 

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International Arbitration in Japan: 5 Key Features.

International Arbitration in Japan: 5 Key Features.

Historically, many Japanese companies have  preferred to settle disputes without going through official dispute resolution procedures. However, given recent corporate scandals, there has been an increasing demand for accountability within...

 

Japan’s New Copyright Law Could Criminalize Downloading.

Japan’s New Copyright Law Could Criminalize Downloading.

According to this article from Wired, pirating DVD or Blu-ray disc could soon carry criminal penalties in Japan if proposed amendments to the nation’s copyright code become law. Offenders could spend up to two years in prison or pay as much...

 

Japanese Gambling Tycoon Sued in U.S. Under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Japanese Gambling Tycoon Sued in U.S. Under Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

A U.S. lawsuit was filed against Japanese gambling tycoon Kazuo Okada. the lawsuit alleges that Okada payed off Philippine regulators and cheated his powerful Las Vegas partner. Wynn Resorts alleges that Okada, Japan’s pachinko king and...

 

Low Tokyo Office Rents a Boon for U.S. Companies.

Low Tokyo Office Rents a Boon for U.S. Companies.

As an international attorney, I counsel companies all over the world on legal issues that affect their bottom line.  I mention this because I was recently approached by a U.S. company looking to set up a foreign branch in Tokyo. Along with...

 

Lost in Interpretation: Japan Citizen Takes Case to U.S. Supreme Court.

Lost in Interpretation: Japan Citizen Takes Case to U.S. Supreme Court.

Many of the cases heard before the U.S. Supreme each year contain interesting and novel issues. To be sure, the U.S. Supreme Court is highly selective in the cases it accepts. Of the thousands of petitions it receives, the Court accepts only...

 

China Surpasses Japan and U.S. to Become World’s Most Prolific Patent Filer.

China Surpasses Japan and U.S. to Become World’s Most Prolific Patent Filer.

According to the Reuter’s article, China tops U.S, Japan to become top patent filer, China became the world’s top patent filer in 2011, surpassing Japan and the United as it steps up innovation to improve its intellectual property rights...

 

Japan’s Olympus Corp. To Take Legal Action against Executives over Concealing Company’s Losses

Japan’s Olympus Corp. To Take Legal Action against Executives over Concealing Company’s Losses

The fallout from one of Japan’s biggest corporate scandals in recent history continues to roil on. In November,  Olympus Corp.,  a major Japanese manufacturer of optical equipment,  admitted  that its ex-Chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa,...

 

The Legal Fight Over Karaoke is Reaching a Fever Pitch.

The Legal Fight Over Karaoke is Reaching a Fever Pitch.

Even if you’re not a big fan of Karaoke like I am, you might be interested in two lawsuits recently filed that may have major implications for the signing along to music in public. As first reported by the Hollywood Reporter’s Eriq Gardner...

 
 
 
 

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