Planning for a deposition in Japan? We created an easy step-by-step reference graph to get you started. Click on the infographic below to see a breakdown of the main guidelines for setting up your deposition in Japan.
What you need to know
Deposition Restrictions. All depositions in Japan must take place at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or the U.S. Consulate in Osaka.
Depo Venue. 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.
Plan Early. Give yourself at least 6-8 weeks to plan, as Japan has tight restrictions on where you can hold a deposition and requires a special travel visa.
Visa Requirements. 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.
Hint. Optima Juris has region-based court reporters for depositions in Japan, that means very low travel costs for you and your client.
Getting Region-based Deposition Court Reporters in Japan. The final key for a successful deposition in Japan is finding the perfect deposition services for your firm. A regionally-based court reporter or depo team means low travel costs for your clients. Plus, they can provide an expertise that can’t be duplicated. It’s a win-win situation!
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Click here for additional details on taking depositions in Japan. Feel free to contact us and we would be happy to discuss which solution is best for you based on your requirements and budget.
About Optima Juris
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