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U.S. Depositions in Osaka: What you need to know
Before you schedule a court reporter in Osaka, Japan, learn more about the rules and regulations regarding U.S. depositions in Japan. Below is a list of the most common questions. Do you need a court reporter for an arbitration? Visit our Arbitration Resource page to find out more.
Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in Osaka?
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.
Japan allows video testimony under the same requirements as in-person testimony, with prior notice to the government. Private counsel cannot take video testimony in Japan without permission and a U.S. consular officer present at the embassy or consulate.
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Can depos in Osaka 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.
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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 Osaka?
Optima Juris has experienced, Asia-based court reporters available for your deposition in Osaka.
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 Osaka, Japan
Optima Juris has everything you need for a successful deposition or arbitration in Osaka, 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.
Videoconferencing and Internet connections are currently not allowed within the US Consulate grounds, but you can conduct a remote deposition by having your witness travel to a nearby deposition-friendly country.
Optima Juris provides reliable and experienced stenographers for arbitrations in Osaka. 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 Osaka, 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
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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