Depositions in Japan – International Deposition Tips

Japan has a few rules and restrictions on taking U.S. depositions in their country, but we have successfully set up depositions in Japan many times and we are here to help.  Our amazing Director of Scheduling and CSR, Kimberlee Castro, walks you through what you need to do to set up a U.S. deposition in Japan.

Takeaway Tips

  • 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’.
  • Need to schedule a deposition in a different country? Please visit our YouTube video playlist, ‘International Deposition Tip Series’.

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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