Law amended concerning handwritten wills

In January 2019, there was an amendment to the Japanese Civil…

All about Japan's koseki family register system

Japan’s family register or koseki system is a civil registration…

What is a Japanese secret certificate will?

In previous blogs we’ve written in detail about notarized wills…

Do’s and don’ts of Japanese handwritten wills

We strongly recommend creating a notarized will if you’re considering…

Notarized will: the pros and cons

It’s no secret that we at the Legacy Tomodachi team highly…

Demystifying Japan’s Inheritance Tax

There is a lot of confusion about Japanese inheritance tax among…

Inheritance Settlement: Australia vs. Japan

Hi I’m Thea, Client Relationship Manager at Legacy Tomodachi.…

Settling the estate of foreign residents in Japan

Increasingly in our globalized world, once rare and uncommon…

6 things to know about inheritance without a will in Japan

In recent years, more and more foreign nationals are choosing…