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International Arbitrations in Japan
Visit our Arbitration Resource page to find out more on scheduling a court reporter for an international arbitration in Japan.
U.S. Depositions in Japan: What you need to know
Before you schedule a court reporter in Japan, learn more about the rules and regulations regarding U.S. depositions in Japan.
Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in Japan?
Taking U.S. depositions in Japan is permissible. However, depos must take place at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or the U.S. Consulate in Osaka.
Can depos in Japan take place at any venue (hotel, conference room, etc.)?
All U.S. depos in Japan must take place at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or the U.S. Consulate in Osaka. You will need to secure a reservation with the Consulate or Embassy and submit a list of all deposition participants and all electronic equipment you will bring.
Does a U.S. passport holder need a visa to enter Japan?
A Japanese Special Deposition visa is required for attorneys and other relevant personnel (including court reporters, legal videographers, and interpreters) to go to Japan for the purpose of attending a deposition.
Are there region-based court reporters for U.S. depositions in Japan?
Optima Juris has experienced, Asia-based court reporters available for your deposition in Japan.
Can Optima Juris help me set up my depo?
We will take care of all the tricky logistics so you don’t have to stress about the details.
Expert international court reporting services in Japan
Optima Juris has everything you need for a successful deposition or arbitration in Japan. We work with elite court reporters and legal professionals to make sure your deposition or arbitration is in the right hands.
Region-based court reporters
Our trusted court reporters have extensive international experience, along with the know-how to get the job done with the highest-quality results.
Remote depositions allow attorneys to conduct international depositions without the cost or hassle of traveling to the witness. There are 2 types of remote depositions: Court Reporter with the Witness AND Court Reporter NOT with the Witness.
Optima Juris provides reliable and experienced stenographers for arbitrations in Japan. Remote options are available.
Legal videographers trained in the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, so you can be sure that your video record will be taken in a manner consistent with your jurisdiction’s requirements.
Internationally-accredited language professionals with deposition experience and unbending standards of quality.
Must-read guide for setting up a depo in Japan
Our experts have created a complimentary guide every lawyer, paralegal and court reporting agency should read. The International Depo Guide for Japan is a 6-page PDF that covers frequently asked questions, tips on how to swear in a witness abroad, best options for deposing a witness remotely, a user-friendly checklist, and travel tips.View
As CEO of Optima Juris, I guarantee that you will be getting the highest quality deposition services abroad. We stand by our services 100% and most importantly, we take away the anxiety of scheduling an international depo.
Optima Juris’ 100% Peace of Mind Guarantee*
At Optima Juris we are committed to providing you with the very best deposition services abroad without the stress or hassle. We guarantee that your court reporter and deposition team will show up on-time, where instructed, and that the results (transcript, video, interpretation, etc.) will be at the same level you would expect when conducting a deposition in your home town in the States. If that’s not the case, we’ll refund you fully for the defective service, no questions asked. This guarantee is subject to limitations, exclusions, and conditions as outlined in our terms & conditions.GET TO KNOW US