Pricing

by Japan PI

Japan PI, which has been in business for 19 years, values price transparency.

The estimate is free. Prior to the start of the survey, we have always agreed to a contract in writing.

*Taxes are not included in all prices on the page. However, consumption tax does not apply to various expenses.

Package Pricing List

For Business

Background Checks For Companies

Company Registry US$60

It is available at the local Legal Bureau as a public record. 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 registry file and extract translation.

Snapshot Company Credit Report US$100

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.

Detailed Company Credit Report US$600

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.

Anti-Social Forces Check US$400

We search for any criminal information through our proprietary database including anti-social organization lists form the National Center for Removal 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.

Litigation Records US$120

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.
– Supreme Court Case Search
– National Gazzete Search
– Paper Cross-Search

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

Bankruptcy Records US$60

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.

Media Search US$240

Our focus is gathering derogatory media articles in the 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 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.

Source Interview US$500

We will interview partners, former colleagues, competitors, and government authorities about your target.

Site Visit US$300

We physically visit the residential address or the office, take photos and make inquiries to the neighbors.

Real Estate Registry US$60

We will obtain a real estate registry record from a local legal bureau and report an extract translation. Ownership of the address will be verified.

Sample Reports

Pre-Employee Screening

Standard Screening US$600

Gather information on materials to decide whether to employ or not.
– Confirmation of educational background
– Attendance
– Confirmation of reason for retirement
– Reputation confirmation
– Check Physical and mental health at the previous workplaces

Executive Screening US$1,500

Confirmation of educational background
Attendance
Confirmation of reason for retirement
Personnel assessment
Check mental health
Media search
Open source information review
Real estate ownership
Board of directors
Litigation history
Bankruptcy history
Criminality history
Five Source Interviews

Education Check US$150

Based on a signed release and a certificate of enrollment from the subject, employment record is verified through the direct contact with the previous employment. We report all the verification process in our report.

Employment Check US$150

Based on a signed release and a certificate of enrollment from the subject, employment record is verified through the direct contact with the previous employment. We report all the verification process in our report

Reference Check US$150

Based on the information of points of reference from the subject, an interview is set up with each point of reference. We report the summary of our communication in our report.

Sample Reports

Insurance Investigation Package

Death Verification Package US$750 - 1500

The fee fluctuates depending on how many sources needs to be verified.
Death verification will include the verification of the hospital, medical coroner’s office,cremation center, funeral home, undertaker, temple or church, grave, and bereaved family.

Disability Verification US$500 - 3000

Surveillance:
US$480.00 for 4 hours
US$960.00 for 8 hours

We conduct surveillance after an intensive media search and interviews to the related parties so that surveillance can be carried out with the utmost efficacy.

Damage Verification US$500 - 3000

It will cover damage claims of travel insurance, car accidents, maritime accidents locate witness, verification of police report, interviews with the related parties, etc.

Intellectual Property Investigations Package

Test Purchase US$300

Undercover Operation - US$1,000

Bridge to Local Law Enforcement Office - Contat Us

Background Checks For Individuals

Litigation Records US$120

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.
– Supreme Court Case Search
– National Gazzete Search
– Paper Cross-Search

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

Anti-Social Forces Check US$150

We search for any criminal information through our proprietary database including anti-social organization lists form the National Center for Removal 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.

Bankruptcy/Disciplinary Records US$60

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.

Directorship Search US$120

A search of Japanese companies where the subject takes a position of directorship. in Japanese (Kanji) is required. A search is done by name and address match only. 

Media Search US$240

Our focus is gathering derogatory media articles in the 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 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.

Source Interview US$500

We will interview partners, former colleagues, competitors, and government authorities about your target.

Real Estate Registry US$60

We will obtain a real estate registry record from a local legal bureau and report an extract translation. Ownership of the address will be verified.

Site Visit US$300

We physically visit the residential address or the office, take photos and make inquiries to the neighbors.

For Attorneys

Vital Records Package

Juminhyo Residence Registry - US$600

Koseki Family Registry US$600 - US$1,200

Investigation of Address or Honseki - Contact Us

For more details about Koseki family registry records, please refer this page: Koseki Family Registry Records in Japan

Divorce Certificate Package

Divorce Certificate Level 1 - US$500

Level 1 ; US$500
Turnaround time: 5 business days

Level 1 is applied to a case where the client can provide the required information to obtain the certificate of divorce.

Divorce Certificate Level 2 - US$1,200

Level 2: US$1,200
Turnaround time: 3 weeks

Level 2 is applied to a case where you don’t have the permanent domicile of ex Japanese ex-spouse and we need to investigate the required information to obtain the decree.

Divorce Certificate Level 3 - US$2,000 or more

Level 3 is applied to a case where the client can’t provide solid clues to find the address of ex-spouse. In that case, this service is no different from locating the address of ex-spouse. Without the information, there is no way to obtain a divorce certificate.

Real Estate and Company Registry Package

Company Registry - US$60

Real Estate Registry - US$80

Fingerprinting Package

Fingerprinting - JPY22,000

We take fingerprints on the designated template paper (FD-258, etc.) and sign as a civilian witness for FBI or other officials. We charge additional JPY3,000 if we visit your designated place to provide fingerprinting service.

Currently, we provide this service only in Tokyo and surrounding area.

When traveling to a remote place, we charge out-of-pocket expenses from Tokyo.

Travel Expenses - JPY3,000 + out-of-pocket expenses

We charge traveling charge JPY3,000 plus out-of-pocket expenses for the place we visit.

Service of Process Package

Service of Process - US$500

US$500.00 plus out of pocket expense (10 business days)
* We are based in Tokyo.

The service includes a service of a document and an affidavit of service at a consular service of an embassy or Japanese notary public. At any rate, please note that you must understand the legal limitations of personal service in Japan and assign us for the case where there is no problem with the respondent. The respondent could dispute the validity of the personal service. We will hand out the memo regarding the service of process in Japan to the respondent at the serving

Skip Tracing Package

Witness Service Package

Court Testimony - US$500

Witness Taking - US$500

Undercover Investigation - US$500

For Individuals

Lost family and Heirs Package

Locate Family Level 1 - US$600

It apprise to a case where the client can provide subject’s name in the Japanese character and the last known address which is younger than five years old.

Locate Family Level 2 - US$1,500

Japan PI must gather basic information on the individual such as prior address or workplace and conduct intensive research, ask questions to related parties and trace current address based on the results.

Locate Family Level 3 - Contact Us

It applies to a case where there is only limited clues. We will quote depending on your information.

Heir Search - US$1,500 - US$3,000

Total fee varies depending on the number of heirs we are supposed to search.

Letter Translation (EN --> JA) - US$0.3 per word

We translated client’s letter from English to Japanese.

Proxy Service - US$240 + Expenses

Forwarding client’s letter domestically and receiving contacts from the respondent.

Site Visit - US$300 + Expenses

We visit relative’s address directly and deliver a message or talk to the relative face to face.

Finding a Missing Person Fees

Find Old Acquaintances - US$500 - US$2,000

Find Debtors - US$500 - US$3,000

Find Lost Family - US$500 - US$3,000

Infidelity Package

Four Hours Block - US$560

Four hours is the minimum increment at a time.

Rush Assignment - US$140

It applies when the notice is within 24 hours.

Expenses & Travel Experienses

The following price list is the ballpark expenses and traveling fee for each district in Japan.

Tokyo: US$50
Osaka: US$50
Nagoya: US$150
Sendai: US$150
Fukuoka: US$250
Sapporo: US$250
Hiroshima: US$250
Matsuyama: US$250
Okinawa: US$300

Personal Background Investigations Package

Background Investigation US500 - US$1,500

Custom Background Investigation Contact Us

Surveillance Package

Four Hours Block - US$560

Four hours is the minimum increment at a time.

Rush Assignment - US$140

It applies when the notice is within 24 hours.

Expenses & Travel Experienses

The following price list is the ballpark expenses and traveling fee for each district in Japan.

Tokyo: US$50
Osaka: US$50
Nagoya: US$150
Sendai: US$150
Fukuoka: US$250
Sapporo: US$250
Hiroshima: US$250
Matsuyama: US$250
Okinawa: US$300

FAQs about Pricing

  • 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.

  • What is the definition of Anti-Social Forces?

    Based on the announcement of The Ministry of Justice Japan in 2007, it is defined as follows:

    “Groups or individuals who pursue economic benefits using violence, power, and fraudulent methods”

    「暴力、威力と詐欺的手法を駆使して経済的利益を追求する集団または個人」

    Anti-Social Forces include Japanese mafias (Yakuzas), of course. But they cover scammers, as well. Therefore, it is a bit ambiguous in the definition. 

  • Flow from consultation to completion of survey

    The main flow is “Free consultation> Quote> Contract> Start survey> Final report”. Please check this out for details.

    About payment method

    You can pay online with a credit card or PayPal. Please check this out for details.

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