Foreign lawyers or trustees often contact us regarding the whereabouts of Japanese heirs. Japanese Citizen Documentation System The citizen record system in Japan is the Koseki family register records. Finding relatives is easy if you have access to the family register. However, it is challenging to access the family register registration. When asked for an heir’s whereabouts from outside Japan, we have to overcome many complicated tasks. You must first
A Japanese wife took her child away from her home from an American husband. The husband requested us to locate the child. The client lives in the United States, and there was a son born in March 2018. However, in December 2019, his wife took her son and returned from the U.S. to a local city in Japan, where she had come from. The client appealed for the return of
According to the 2007 Ministry of Justice guidelines, “anti-social forces” are defined as “groups or individuals who pursue economic interests using violence, power, and deception.”Do you think anti-social forces are euphemisms for yakuza or gangsters? Certainly, gangs are included, but they are more widely applied.