Case Study: Client Needs to Arrange a Deposition in Osaka, Help!

Preparing for a deposition in Japan may feel like a daunting task, considering that the guidelines are strict and requires those traveling into the country apply for a special deposition visa. But, have no fear with our experts at hand 24/7 we can assist you through the entire process from start to finish. Here at Optima Juris we absolutely love helping our clients find solutions to difficult or challenging international depositions.
This week we are spotlighting a recent deposition we arranged in Osaka, Japan.


A U.S. court reporting agency needs to arrange a deposition in Osaka, but doesn’t know where to start.


Japan has strict requirements for foreign depositions, and they must take place at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or U.S. Consulate in Osaka. We helped secure a reservation with the Consulate in Osaka and provided a region-based court reporter, legal videographer, and interpreter for the deposition. The deposition went off without any problems or complications!

Helpful Tips: Arranging a Deposition in Osaka, Japan

All depositions in Japan must take place at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or the U.S. Consulate in Osaka.
A Japanese Special Deposition visa is required for attorneys and other relevant personnel (including translators and court reporters) to go to Japan for the purpose of attending a deposition.
We recommend at least a 6-8 week lead time so you can secure your reservation with the Consulate or Embassy and apply for your visa.
You will need to submit a list of all deposition participants and all electronic equipment you will bring to the Embassy or Consulate.
Feel free to visit our website to see our latest blog posts and videos particularly concerning, ‘Administering the Oath’.
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About Optima Juris

Optima Juris is the only U.S. agency exclusively dedicated to international depositions. We have been helping law offices across the globe find the highest-quality certified court reporters, legal videographers, and interpreters for over 17 years. If you should have any questions about international depositions, please do not hesitate to contact us or fill out a free quote to see how we can make your international deposition a complete success.
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