Unit Price of Business Background Checks

Company Registry Record

Service Company Registry Record
Fee (TAT) US$60.00 (2 business days)
Description It is available at the local Legal Bureau as a public record. Name in Alphabet can be registered to the Legal Bureau.
Company registry records include name, address, capital, date of
establishment, numbers of issued shares, the line of business, directors and president’s name and home address. It doesn’t include the name of shareholders.
We report an original rigistry file and a summary translation.
Sample company-registry

Company Credit Report

Service Company Credit Report
Fee (TAT) Snapshot CCR: US$30.00 (Stock English report, Within 2 business days)
Snapshot CCR: US$90.00 (Including JP EN translation, Within 2 business days)
Full CCR: US$500.00 (Around 30 pages, 10 business days)
Description It is mainly a translation of existing company credit report listed on TDB (Teikoku Data Bank) or TSR (Tokyo Shoko Research).
The snapshot CCR of the proprietary databases such as TSR or TDB will include name, address, capital, date of establishment, the line of business, directors, customers/suppliers, shareholders, brief
financial statement.

CCRs are only available for established companies. First, we need to check if the CCR report exists for the subject company.

Sample companySnapshot CCR Report-snapshot
Full CCR Report

Address Ownership

Service Address Ownership
Fee (TAT) US$60.00 (2 business days)
Description Verify real estate registry records as well as any mortgage or liens on their property. It is available at the local Legal Bureau as a public record.
Sample address-ownership

Bankruptcy Check

Service Bankruptcy Check
Fee (TAT) US$60.00 (2 business days)
Description A search in Japan for any declared bankruptcies on National Gazette.

Name in Japanese (Kanji) is required. A search is done by name and address match only.
Also due to multiple occurrences of the same name in Japan, please let us know as many details as possible such as previous employment, date of birth, address related information, etc.

The check is done in the database of National Gazzet Search.

Sample Bankruptcy Check

Regulatory Orders

Service Regulatory Orders
Fee (TAT) US$60.00 (2 business days)
Description We verify any official licenses and/or report any official disciplinary actions. This search is only available for regulated industries such as finance, construction, real estate agencies, travel agencies, accountant, doctors, lawyers, etc.
Sample regulatory-orders

Directorship Search

Service Directorship Search
Fee (TAT) US$120.00 (2 business days)
Description

We search and confirm any director positions in companies or organizations through Tokyo Shoko Research database (Business credit reports) and open source media articles. It will cover about 80% of entire Japanese companies.

Name in Japanese (Kanji) is required. A search is done by name and address match only.

Also due to multiple occurrence of the same name in Japan, please let us know as much details as possible such as previous employment, date of birth, address related information, etc.

Sample Directorship Search

Litigation Check

Service Litigation Check

Company and individual

Fee (TAT) US$40.00 per check (2 business days)
Optional Search: US$150.00 (Tokyo court comprehensive search since 2004)
Description The check will be conducted with the Tokyo Supreme Court, National Gazette, Paper Cross-Search,and media sources. The records date back over ten years but are not comprehensive because Japanese courts never let anyone search the litigation records in their database except the supreme court cases.

The perfect search of Tokyo district court since 2004 is also available as an extra option. In this case, name in Japanese (Kanji) is required. The search result returns only the name and address match.

Due to multiple occurrence of the same name in Japan, please let us know as much details as possible such as previous employment, date of birth, address related information, etc.

Sample litigation-check

Criminality Check

Service Criminality Check
Fee (TAT) US$120.00 (2 business days)
Description We search for any criminal information through our proprietary database including anti-social organization lists form the National Center for Remuval of Criminal Organizations. Name in Japanese (Kanji) is required. A search is done by name and address match only.

Also due to multiple occurrences of the same name in Japan, please let us know as many details as possible such as previous employment, date of birth, address related information, etc.

Sample Criminality Check

PEP Check

Service PEP Check
Fee (TAT) US$120.00 (3 business days)
Description

We verify if the subject is a PEP (Politically Exposed Person) through open source media and a proprietary database that includes PEP lists.

Name in Japanese (Kanji) is required. A search is done by name and address match only.

Also due to multiple occurrence of the same name in Japan, please let us know as much details as possible such as previous employment, date of birth, address related information, etc.

Sample

Media Search

Service Japanese Media Search
Fee (TAT) US$240.00 (5 business days)
Description

Our focus is gathering derogatory media articles in Japanese language by searching online media and press and magazine archives which covers more than 130 national and regional newspapers and various magazines and periodicals. The report will include up to 3 summery translation of negative articles. Additional summery translation is available for US$30.00 per article based on our initial report.

Name in Japanese (Kanji) is required.

Also due to multiple occurrence of the same name in Japan, please let us know as much details as possible such as previous employment, date of birth, address related information, etc.

Sample media-search

Source Interviews

Service Source Interviews
Fee (TAT) US$480.00 (7 business days)
Description We will interview partners, former colleagues, competitors and government authorities about your target.
Sample source-interviews

Site Visit Investigation

Service Site Visit
Fee (TAT) US$240.00 plus expenses(7 business days)
Description We physically visit the residential address or the office, take photos and make inquiries to the neighbors.
Sample Site Visits

If you need employment related verification, please check Pre-employment Screening page.

Company Credit Reports in Japan

There are two dominant company rating agencies in Japan: TDB and TSR. They make researches on companies always based on direct interviews. If the target company does not accept the direct interview, there is no entry to their databases.

A typical good rated company should have a recent filing on both TSR and TDB databases, First you must have a filing on those databases. Otherwise your company will not get a full credit from your new customers.

From Japanese point of view, new large size business customers would not place a full trust on this kind of company which does not even have a filing on TDB database. And it also means that it is not easy to gather information on this company.

Japanese government registry records do not disclose any tax return related information to the private sectors unless the company is publicly listed. That’s the reason why TDB and TSR type of investigation is dominant in Japan.

FAQs About Business Background Checks

Can you provide the unit price in Japanese yen?

Service – Company Registry Record
Fee and TAT – JPY6,000 plus consumption tax (2 business days)

Service – Company Credit Report
Fee and TAT – Snapshot CCR: JPY3,000 plus consumption tax (Stock English report, Within 2 business days)
Snapshot CCR: JPY9,000 plus consumption tax (Including JP EN translation, Within 2 business days)
Full CCR: JPY50,000 plus consumption tax (Around 30 pages, 10 business days)

Service – Address Ownership
Fee and TAT – JPY6,000 plus consumption tax (2 business days)

Service – Bankruptcy Check
Fee and TAT – JPY6,000 plus consumption tax (2 business days)

Service – Regulatory Orders
Fee and TAT – JPY6,000 plus consumption tax (2 business days)

Service – Directorship Search
Fee and TAT – JPY12,000 plus consumption tax (2 business days)

Service – Litigation Check
Company and individual
Fee and TAT – JPY4,000 plus consumption tax per check (2 business days)
Optional Search: JPY15,000 plus consumption tax (Tokyo court comprehensive search since 2004)

Service – Criminality Check
Fee and TAT – JPY12,000 plus consumption tax (2 business days)

Service – PEP Check
Fee and TAT – JPY12,000 plus consumption tax (3 business days)

Service – Japanese Media Search
Fee and TAT – JPY24,000 plus consumption tax (5 business days)

Service – Source Interviews
Fee and TAT – JPY48,000 plus consumption tax (7 business days)

Service – Site Visit
Fee and TAT – JPY24,000 plus consumption tax (7 business days)

Can you conduct a comprehensive litigation records check in Japan?

It is impossible to conduct a comprehensive litigation records check in Japan.

Only the supreme court records are open to the public in Japan. The records date back over ten years.

Sources we can search are:
Supreme Court Case Search
http://www.courts.go.jp/app/hanrei_jp/search1
National Gazette Search
https://search.npb.go.jp/kanpou/
Cross Paper Search
https://business.nifty.com/gsh/RXCN/
Other open source media

FYI
You should consider the legal system of each country. Japan and most East Asian countries adopted Continental Law or the written law form mainly Germany. It is contrary to the Common Law or the case law that the US adopted. The written law means the description of the laws is written. So you don’t have to search precedent cases. That’s why litigation records are not open to the public, and they are mainly not searchable. In the case of Common Law, no attorneys can operate without getting access to the litigation records database because the laws are constantly changing depending on the previous cases.

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