Employment Law Japan

Employment Law Japan

Get an overview of the employment law framework operating in Japan

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+44 (0)20 3319 5725 for dates.

Price: £295 + VAT
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JSB`s Employment Law Japan half-day seminar provides key insights into the employment law framework governing Japan. Through a case study led approach it equips participants with the skills and knowledge to operate for success in this country.

Led by an experienced Japanese legal specialist from Orrick in Tokyo, Employment Law Japan is the ideal course for HR and line managers who have, or expect to have, responsibility for staff in Japan.

Highlights include:

  • Understand the legal framework governing Japan, including latest developments and law in the pipeline
  • Explore the cultural issues and current working conditions in Japan
  • Benefit from case study based learning to put Japanese employment law into practice


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Welcome and objectives


An overview of the employment law framework in Japan

  • Introduction to Japanese employment law
  • New Trends

Hiring employees in Japan: employment contracts and services contracts

  • Offering employment
  • Social Insurance
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Reference checks

Coffee and networking


Structuring employment contracts and services contracts

  • Work Rules
  • Employment Contracts
  • Labour Agreement
  • Services Contracts for Representative Directors
  • IP Rights
  • Handicapped Persons’ Employment

Close of seminar

Yumiko Ohta Yumiko Ohta

Yumiko Ohta

Yumiko Ohta is a Partner in Orrick's Tokyo office and a member of the firm’s employment law group. Ms. Ohta specializes mainly in employment law advice as well as various corporate transactions including compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, litigation and general corporate transactions.

Ms. Ohta graduated from the University of Tokyo and is a member of the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association and the Tokyo Summary Court Civil Affairs Conciliation Board. She also serves as Vice- Chair of Human Resource Management in the American Chamber of Commerce (ACCJ).  

Ms. Ohta has been recognized as “Up and Coming” in Chambers Asia-Pacific for Employment Law: International Japan (2019) and as “Next Generation Lawyer” in Legal 500 Asia-Pacific for Labour and Employment Law: International, Japan (2019). 

Designed for HR directors and managers, employment law advisers, employee relations professionals and line managers who have, or expect to have, responsibility for staff in Japan

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Special offers

Multiple booking discount

Receive a 20% discount when you book more than one event, or book more than one person on the same event. Please note this discount only applies to the lesser priced booking and when all bookings are placed together.

Registered charities

You are entitled to a 25% discount on your booking if you are a registered charity. This discount will show on your invoice once your booking is submitted. You will need your charity registration number for the booking form.

Choose the right approach for you:

Our webinars are designed to be as accessible as possible for all participants.


To join the webinar you will need to have Java installed on your computer. You can download and install Java quickly and easily here.

We use Webex to deliver our webinars. It is entirely web based - all you will need is an internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Firefox or Chrome. There is no requirement to download any files to use the Webex system.


You can only listen to the webinar over the internet through the Webex system, for which you will need headphones or speakers. A conference call dial in option is not available.

If you have any queries or need technical assistance, please contact us on
+44 (0)20 8371 7010 or safe_mailto('enquiries@jsbonline.com', 'email us')}.

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