How to Detect Anti-Social Forces in Japan

How to Detect Anti-Social Forces in Japan

“What Is Anti-Social Force?” The term ‘anti-social forces’ (反社会的勢力) is officially used by the Japanese government. It refers to the organized crime groups (Japanese Mafia = Boryokudan/yakuza) and their members, corporate racketeers, and groups...
Information Request System of Attorneys in Japan

Information Request System of Attorneys in Japan

The Japanese government, basically, does not disclose any personal information. Even with the legally permissible reasons, individuals are not allowed to get any third party disclosures from the government offices or companies. PIs are not licensed and not given any...
Are Japanese PIs Public Enemy?

Are Japanese PIs Public Enemy?

Japan PI was covered by Beacon Reports and Tokyo Keizai Online (Japanese). Are Japan’s private investigators public enemy number one? Japanese PIs are as quiet as ghosts. (Toyo Keizai Online) English 日本語 Search Search for: Recent Posts How to Detect Anti-Social Forces...
Apply Hague Convention of Child Abduction

Apply Hague Convention of Child Abduction

International Child Abduction, Child Custody, and Visitations Since this problem had developed into the diplomatic issue in Japan, the central authority of Japan (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) actively support you to solve this problem. Therefore, rather than...
Find Family With Koseki and Juminhyo

Find Family With Koseki and Juminhyo

Basic Knowledge of Koseki and Juminyo There are two citizen documentation systems in Japan: koseki family registry records and juminhyo residential records. Both types of records are strictly confidential. The only people who can get access to those records are the...
Six Things You Should Know About Japan’s Company Registry

Six Things You Should Know About Japan’s Company Registry

1, No Listings Of Shareholders Although the total number of issued shares, etc., are stated, the name of the shareholder is not listed. The company’s articles of incorporation contain the name, address, and the number of shares held by shareholders (founders)....
Visit Japan PI (Media Coverage)

Visit Japan PI (Media Coverage)

What kind of business does Japan PI provide? Japan PI is a bilingual detective company that integrates translation and investigation. We mainly handle private investigation services in Japan for foreign corporations and individuals located both outside of Japan and...
Open Source Intelligence Framework In Japan

Open Source Intelligence Framework In Japan

This is the list of all the conceivable sites and methods for the open source intelligence in Japan. Most of the sites are membership-based services. In general, the Japanese government has an opaque practice regarding information disclosure. Public Records 公開公簿...
Child Custody Investigation Case Study

Child Custody Investigation Case Study

Child Custody Investigation Case Study: An American grandmother contacted us to ask for help with a child custody dispute with her son. The client learned her American son was living in an apartment in Tokyo with his second wife and an infant who had been born to his...
How to Conduct Death Verification in Japan

How to Conduct Death Verification in Japan

Believe it or not, but the fact of death is still considered to be sensitive information in Japan. It is not easy to obtain someone’s records of death. Obituaries are only for celebrities or high-profile individuals. You will never find an obituary of ordinary...
Guest Speech At The PI Seminar – The Way PIs Fight

Guest Speech At The PI Seminar – The Way PIs Fight

Our lead investigator, Gor Koyama, was invited as a guest speaker in the PI seminar held on August 7, 2017, at Senshu University, Tokyo, Japan. He was invited as a guest speaker in the symposium session of Mr. Tomonori Takahashi, the attorney at REI LAW OFFICE who...
Pro Bono Criminal Investigation for Innocence Project

Pro Bono Criminal Investigation for Innocence Project

Rescue an Inmate Who Has Been Imprisoned Due to a False Accusation In collaboration with a private investigator in California, we took on a pro bono case to conduct an investigation and locate a witness for a prison inmate who is serving 19 years for an aggravated...
Four Reasons Why Locating Someone In Japan Is Difficult

Four Reasons Why Locating Someone In Japan Is Difficult

As a bilingual private investigation agency, we always get inquiries from foreign customers to locate people in Japan. However, there are various obstacles to conducting this type of investigation in this country. Unless the person is a high-profile individual, it is...
Coverage of PRI – Japan Drives People Vanished

Coverage of PRI – Japan Drives People Vanished

Interview from the radio program of PRI Mr. Goro Koyama, our lead investigator, was interviewed by Ms. Alina Simon at PRI (Public Radio International) in February 2017. The program was regarding “The Vanished” in Japan, a nonfiction writing by the French...
How To Request A Background Check In Japan

How To Request A Background Check In Japan

3 things you should keep in mind There are a couple of major issues. Western clients will often face in the background investigation in Japan. You must be aware of these before requesting background investigation in Japan. Due to the bellow mentioned issues,...
The Pecuriality of Japanese Credit Bureau

The Pecuriality of Japanese Credit Bureau

We have three domestic credit reporting agencies in Japan. They are not the government credit bureau, but the subsidiaries of multiple financial institutions. The data of credit reports must be used solely for financial lending purposes by the Banking Act. It...
Real Estate Property Investigation

Real Estate Property Investigation

Due Diligence on Real Estate Properties At Japan PI, we support real estate investors to Japanese properties with various kinds of investigative demands. Prices of Japanese real estate properties remain to the lowest level for the past 25 years. Along with the gentle...
Cheating Spouse – Cultural Aspects in Japan

Cheating Spouse – Cultural Aspects in Japan

Infidelity is often a secret fear of many couples. Unfortunately, those fears may sink into reality. According to research conducted by the > Associated Press, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy just last year, in a whopping 41% of marriages, one or both partners...
Locate an Heir

Locate an Heir

Last year, pop icon Prince passed away, leaving his 300-million-dollar estate and no will and testament. With both parents dead, no spouse and no known surviving children, an uproarious legal battle ensued with a large pool of hopefuls claiming to be the rightful...
Cheating Spouse – A Female Perspective

Cheating Spouse – A Female Perspective

If you’re worried your partner is cheating overseas, chances are you might not be far off the mark. According to the Huffington Post, a whopping 36% of men have admitted to adultery while on a business trip. In cases like military deployment (in Japan alone, there are...