It is worth trying. There is a chance that you can find relatives on DNA Relatives.
However, DNA Relatives is not known by Japanese at all yet. And most Japanese, in general, don’t like to register their DNA to such services. Japanese are always conservative and not adaptable to sensitive matters.
Yes. Our concept is the fusion of PI services and translation. After locating the family member, we can contact them for the client.
We specialize in translation and proxy service for American clients. The majority of Japanese citizens are allergic to the contact from the foreign country even though it’s regarding their family members. Especially, if they receive a legal document on the probate matters from a foreign country, they will be frightened and all they will do is just neglecting it and wait for the sender to give it up.
Also, they tend to wonder if they may be responsible for the debts as well if they inherit something. Maybe Japanese ordinary lawyers or accountants will advise that you should be careful about the debts in the inheritance. And they don’t know how to ask questions in English. That’s the reason why they don’t respond at all.
We sometimes play the role of interpreter for customers who need to contact a lost family in Japan.
In the case of heir search, often the case, Japanse beneficiaries are scared of a possible succession of debts or a massive inheritance tax imposed by the Japanese tax bureau after the international inheritance.
However, in most cases, Japanese heirs do not have to pay any inheritance tax at all in Japan.
We can explain the taxation differences between Japan and other countries and reassure the heirs for our client.
To be honest, without the information about where she was from, it is
like finding a needle in a haystack.
Our fee is US$1,500 for locating someone from the name in the Japanse
language, date of birth, and the city.
Theoretically, we could locate her by doing this search with multiple
names in the Japanese language (3, 4 combinations), multiple cities
(more than 300).
Thus, it is hard to even give you a quote.
Common issues of the location case from overseas
No name in the Japanese character
Japanese characters are non-Alphabetical. We need to know the name in
the Japanee character.
No information on the last known address.
All personal information is strictly confidential in Japan. There are
no proprietary databases for PIs such as Tracers, TLO, etc.