Business Background Check

Know Who You’re Dealing With

Japan is the third largest economy in the world, and a country with unique business customs, cultural, legal and financial systems and moral code of ordinary citizens. But just like any country in the world, Japan has shady characters and businesses as well. But such shady businesses and practices might not be so obvious to the foreigner who is new to Japan.

At Japan PI, we will enable you to make better decisions in your business via our thorough results oriented corporate investigations.

Note: This page covers corporate investigations. If you want to learn more about Personal Background Checks, head to our page HERE.

Black Listed Companies

Due Diligence is Necessary

Contemplating a new partnership, joint venture, merger, or corporate restructuring? Then consider the benefits of a due diligence investigation. In today’s business environment, timely and accurate intelligence isn’t an option-it’s a necessity. Prior to your business dealing, due diligence is essential in avoiding all kinds of risks. Inadequate intelligence can compromise contracts or result in major losses.

Online Due diligence and in-depth Background Investigation

We specialize in conducting due diligence on any aspect of corporate or commercial business transactions, providing the information you require to trust partners and settle terms for the best of your interests. The extensive experience of our investigators guarantees completely trustworthy assistance for all your due diligence requirements. Result oriented, operational due diligence provides both intelligence and solutions. Our aim is to mitigate risks and support profitable deals for our clients through a background check, assessment of litigation risks and compliance issues.

Online Due Diligence Pricing

Company Registry Record

Company Registry Record

Service Company Registry Record
Fee (TAT) US$49.00 (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.
Sample company-registry
Company Credit Report

Company Credit Report

Service Company Credit Report
Fee (TAT) Snap US$99.00 (3 business days)
Description It is mainly a translation of existing company credit report listed on TDB (Teikoku Data Bank) or TSR (Tokyo Shoko Research).A snapshot credit history including sales achievements, customers and suppliers, share holders, etc.
Sample company-credit-report-snapshot
Address Ownership

Address Ownership

Service Address Ownership
Fee (TAT) US$49.00 (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 Record

Bankruptcy Check

Service Bankruptcy Check
Fee (TAT) US$49.00 (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 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 Bankruptcy Check
Regulatory Orders

Regulatory Orders

Service Regulatory Orders
Fee (TAT) US$49.00 (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

Directorship Search

Service Directorship Search
Fee (TAT) US$49.00 (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
Passport Check

Passport Check

Service Passport Check
Fee (TAT) US$299.00 (7 business days)
Description Passport Check verifies passports, confirming that they are genuine. This is achieved through the use of automated OCR and manual document Expert Checking alleviating the need for in house checking of identityThe following elements are checked:
Name, Date of Birth, Expiry Date Check, Basic Printing, Letter Type, MRZ Algorithm Check, Photo Clarity Check, Font Type / Letter Type Check, Basic Printing, Laminated, Kinegram / Hologram, Image Pertoration, Optical Ink and Country Specific Security Features.
Sample Passport Check
Litigation Check

Litigation Check

Service Litigation Check
Fee (TAT) US$99.00 (5 business days)
Description Tokyo district court only perfect search since 2004 and other area media search based.

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 litigation-check
Criminality Check

Criminality Check

Service Criminality Check
Fee (TAT) US$49.00 (2 business days)
Description We search for any criminal information through our proprietary database including anti-social organization 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 Criminality Check
PEP Check

PEP Check

Service PEP Check
Fee (TAT) US$99.00 (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

Media Search

Service Japanese Media Search
Fee (TAT) US$99.00 (4 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

Source Interviews

Service Source Interviews
Fee (TAT) US$249.00 (7 business days)
Description We will interview partners, former colleagues, competitors and government authorities about your target.
Sample source-interviews
Site-Visit Investigation

Site Visit Investigation

Service Site Visit
Fee (TAT) US$249.00 (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.

FAQ’s for Business Due Diligence

Can you check a criminal record or an association with a criminal organization?

Criminal records are strictly confidential in Japan. Even a signed release from the person himself/herself does not work at all at Japanese police.

But criminality check is available. It is an anti-social list (blacklist) check and a media coverage search for any criminal records.

To run a check, we need subject’s name in the Japanese character. Otherwise, the integrity of the verification diminishes due to the numerous numbers of homonyms in the Japanese language.

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