Business Background Check

Verification Before Trust

Japan is the third-largest economy in the world and a country with unique business customs and legal and financial systems as well as a unique culture and moral code of its citizens. However, as with other countries in the world, Japan is also home to shady characters and businesses. Even so, such shady businesses and practices might not be so obvious to foreigners who are new to Japan.

Black Listed Companies

Due Diligence & Cultural Bridge

Are you 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. Before your business dealings, due diligence is essential in avoiding all kinds of risks.

Japan has its unique business practices. Japan PI can provide in-depth local intelligence based on its extensive experience as the bilingual private investigation firm in Japan.

Bespoken Due Diligence

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 according to the best of your interests.

Our services include but are not limited to:

  • Open Source Media Checks
  • Source Interviews
  • Site Visit Investigations
  • Undercover Operations
Black Listed Companies

Due Diligence Pricing

Company Registry Record

Company Registry Record

Service Company Registry Record
Fee (TAT) US$90.00 (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$90.00 (Within 24 hours)
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$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 Record

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 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$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

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

Litigation Check

Service Litigation Check
Fee (TAT) US$120.00 (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$120.00 (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$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

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

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

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.

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.

Can you obtain the Certificate of Criminal Records in Japan?

No. We can’t obtain it as a proxy of the subject.

As Japan is not based on common law, the Japanese government does not have the police background check system domestically. Therefore, they are quite reluctant to issue this certificate because it contradicts the domestic rules. However, they are aware the certificate of criminal records is required for immigration or employment purposes, they issue the certificate only for the international purposes.

The person himself/herself must visit the police head office or Japanese embassy to apply for the certificate of criminal records (警察証明/犯罪経歴証明/渡航証明). Fingerprints must be submitted to the application as well. The police will collect the fingerprints in the head office of the police in each prefecture.

The third party can’t apply for the document even though we are provided with the signed release from the person himself/herself.

For more details, please refer the following site.
How To Apply For Certificate Of Criminal Record (Tokyo Metropolitan Police)

What information is included in Japan's company registry records?

Company registry records include name, address, capital, date of establishment, line of business, directors.

Company credit reports from the proprietary databases such as TSR or TDB will include name, address, capital, date of establishment, line of business, directors, customers/suppliers, shareholders, brief financial statement, etc.

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