Tips:
œThe number of wills authenticated by notary public is on the increase, reflecting disputes among family members over their successions, exceeding 100,000 during the year 2015.
Quote: December 31, 2015. Nihon Keizai Shimbun

œApplying for Death Benefits Under the Federal Employees Retirement System:  complete claim forms together with a certified copy of the death certificate,
marriage certificate, birth certificates
for children, and any other required documents.

An a
mendment in inheritance tax takes effect the 1st of January, 2015
œ(1) An exemption of the first ¥50 million plus ¥10 million per statutory heir is no longer available as the basic deduction.
The amendment reduces the basic deduction to ¥30 million plus ¥6 million
per statutory heir.  Please check the site below:
http://www.mof.go.jp/tax_policy/
publication/
brochure/zeisei13/02.htm


œ(2)There also is some more pertinent information on estate planning Please see the site below http://www.mof.go.jp/tax_policy/
publication/
brochure/zeisei13/02.htm#01


œ
(3) You can file a tax exemption application when you give your direct lineal descendant up to 15 million yen for educational purposes.
Please see the site below:
http://www.nta.go.jp/taxanswer/
zoyo/4405.htm


œWLCI representative, ever since its establishment in April, 2004 up to the present, has helped quite a few clients, Japanese as well as non-Japanese clients, with helping to file various benefit claims such as life insurance and claim for compensations for which clients may be entitled.
 
œCould you please note that Japanese nationals living overseas as well as non-Japanese residing in Japan can make wills according to the law governing the application of laws.

œNot only Japanese but also non-Japanese residents of Japan can make wills and get them notarized by a notary public or "Kosho Yakuba" with two witnesses as requested. "Gyoseishoshi" or Solicitor can help the clients at very reasonable fees.

œAnd yet, those specialists are bound to adhere to client confidentiality.  And more importantly, each prefecture has "Gyoseishoshi-kai" or an association of Gyoseishoshi lawyers that is authorized by the respective governors.
They have English-speaking solicitors to resolve your problems.
The representative of WLCI is thoroughly familiar with the above procedures.
–Consultation fee: JPY5,000/30 minutes
–Attending to clients at the scene of inheritance procedures taking place JPY35,000 `
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