Author: arimotolaw

Writing a valid will in Japan (3)

  How to write a hand-written will   If you are a foreign national living in Japan (or have a nationality of Japan) and choose to comply with the laws of Japan concerning the form of wills (For the details, see the previous blog article.) and decided to prepare a hand-written will (自筆証書遺言; Jihitsu-shousho Igon),…

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NOTICE Operation by MIC

  An extensive operation called “National Operation Towards IoT Clean Environment” (NOTICE) has been conducted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Commerce of Japan (MIC) from February 20, 2019.   In this operation, NICT attempts to hack into IoT devices owned by general public with weak passwords and request the owners to change to…

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Received Global Ambassador Award

On December, 2018, I was invited to “AI & Privacy” Global Summit 2018 Tokyo Forum held by CJK founded and managed by Mr. Jonathan Rossi. As a panelist, I introduced Japanese data privacy law and “information bank” project by the government which will kick off from March 2019. At the end of the program, to…

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Release on Bail in Japan

On Dec. 21, 2018, Mr. Carlos Ghosn, auto tycoon and ex-Nissan chairman, was re-arrested on new charges against the most media’s expectation that he would be released on bail after the court denied the extension of his detention. In Japan, release on bail shall be granted for the accused under detention after being prosecuted except…

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