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Introduction to Japanese Business Law and Practice is an ideal first point of reference on Japanese business law in the English language. It provides a concise and reader-friendly overview of all Japan’s major laws relevant to 21st century corporate and financial enterprises, with a practical emphasis on international business topics such as the cross-border flow of goods, services and capital funds.
Each chapter was authored by a team of specialist lawyers, supported by a team of researchers. This text provides insight for modern businesses on Japan’s major legislative fields in a practical and concise manner.
This edition includes the “new companies act” which is due to be enforced in April 2015. The change is so important for Japanese business related to corporate governance.
In an increasingly globalized world economy, the cross-border flow of goods, services, capital funds and other business activity has become increasingly commonplace. To facilitate these transactions, efforts to harmonize laws and regulations through model laws, multi-national legislation such as EU law, and bilateral and multi-lateral treaties have gained popularity and prominence. Despite this trend, in reality, each sovereign nation still possesses a system of law with unique features. In this sense ‘national borders’ will inevitably continue to exist in the world of law.
Accordingly, it remains essential for multinational enterprises to have an accurate and current understanding of the laws and regulations in each of the countries and jurisdictions in which they conduct business.