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Japan

Local Time
   
Capital
 Tokyo 
Language
 Japanese 
Currency
 ¥ 
Time Zone
 UTC +9 
Population
 126,659,683 
Internet TLD
 .jp 
Area
 377,944 km² 
Calling Code
 +81 
 

Japan Background Checks

 
Individual Records Searches PriceAverage Turnaround Order Sample

Japan Criminal Records Search 

$115  5-7 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name in Japanese, date of birth, address, release form

Due to privacy laws in Japan, it is not possible to conduct comprehensive criminal record searches through the police or through the courts. Private databases are available which do cover information relating to criminal activities and are considered the next best alternative. The database utilized by CRS checks contains criminality information sourced from government records, Japanese media, public court cases, public records, independent anti-organized crime associations and privately held information of individuals and companies with known connections to unlawful associations such as organized crime, Sokaiya and right wing organizations.

Japan Civil Records Search - Local Level 

$185  5-10 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name in Japanese, date of birth, address

CRS checks utilizes our experienced worldwide court researcher network, government contacts and trusted private agencies to conduct Civil searches in the most affordable and accurate manner available. The search is comprehensive and goes back to at least 10 years.

Japan Bankruptcy Records Search 

$129  4-5 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name in Japanese, date of birth, address

Assists in identifying all filings of bankruptcy by an individual via the Legal Affairs Bureau.

Education Degree Verification in Japan 

$69  15-25 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name in Japanese, date of birth, school name, degree, major, dates attendance, city of school, copy of degree, release form

A subject inflating their educational accomplishments is one of the most common occurrences found on a subject 's resume or application. CRS checks processes education verifications by contacting educational institutions directly to verify degrees or certifications earned. We verify dates of attendance, graduation date and degree information.

Employment Verification in Japan 

$69  15-25 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name in Japanese, date of birth, employer name, contact information, release form, date of employment and position

Past employment verification is recommended for all employees. It is approximated that 40% of all resumes and employment applications contain falsified information. Our standard Employment Verification reports the employer's name, subject's title, job position, dates of employment, whether they are eligible for rehire, and we ask for additional comments.

Professional Reference Check in Japan 

$69  15-25 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name in Japanese, date of birth, Reference's relationship, contact name and contact information (including phone number and email address)

Our experienced research staff completes Personal Reference checks by interviewing an subject 's former or current colleagues, friends and family members. Personal Reference checks will offer insight into a person's work ethic, reliability, personality and ability to communicate and get along with others. It will also provide further insight into a person's compatibility with your company.

Background Check packages 

$215  15-25 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, school name, degree obtained, dates of attendance, city of school, employer name, contact information, dates of employment, position, release form

The background check package provides discounted price rather than ordering individual products. It Includes:

  • - Criminal Background Check
  • - Highest Degree Verification
  • - One Employment Verification

Global Search 

$59  1-2 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name, date of birth, address

Global Search aggregates worldwide information sourced from government records, public records, news media publications, sanction and embargo lists and debarred and banned parties' lists to search for criminality information in over 240 countries and territories.

Criminal and Civil Search Package 

$255  5-10 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name (including former name), dob, address, name in Kanji, release

The Criminal and Civil Search Package offers discounted pricing of our most popular searches. This bundle includes one criminal records search and one civil records search, based on the jurisdiction of the address provided.

Civil and Bankruptcy Search Package 

$270  5-10 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Name (including former name), dob, address, release

The Civil and Bankruptcy Search Package offers discounted pricing of our most popular due diligence searches. This bundle includes one civil records search and one bankruptcy records search, based on the jurisdiction of the address provided.

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Japan Business Credit Report 

$199  7-10 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address

CRS checks International Business Credit Reports provides quick, comprehensive access to commercial credit information on businesses that operate in over 200 countries worldwide. The searches are conducted via the media, Teikoku, TSR and other databases to identify directorships and share holdings connected to an individual.

Japanese Business Registration 

$155  5-10 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address

The Japanese Business Registration search is conducted through the Ministry of Finance. Information included on the report may contain company name, registration number, date of registration, registered address, issuing capital, paid up capital, articles of incorporation, and company directors and auditors.

Japan Business Civil Records Check 

$155  5-10 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address

Identifies non-criminal lawsuits filed by or against a company.

Japan Business Bankruptcy Check 

$189  4-5 days  International Criminal Search Sample Report

Requirements: Company name, address

The Japanese Business Bankruptcy Records Check is a nationwide search conducted through the Ministry of Justice. Information included on the report may contain case number, file date, disposition date, and disposition and findings of the case.

 

Japanese Police Record


Available. Japanese police certificates will not contain information about criminal convictions when:

1. The period of suspended sentence has ended;

2. The penalty of the crime was a fine, and the crime occurred more than five years ago;

3. The term of the prison sentence ended more than ten years ago; or

4. The conviction was vacated or the criminal was subject to a pardon or amnesty.

Persons convicted of crimes in Japan may obtain court conviction records indefinitely. The headquarters' records section of the Metropolitan or Prefectural police issues certificates which include a nationwide criminal records check.

 

POLICE CERTIFICATES


Certificates of No Criminal Conviction can only be obtained by the subject themselves and are not issued to third parties. To get a police certificate by yourself, you must first get copies of your birth certificate/family register ("Koseki Shohon") and residence certificate ("Jumin Hyo") from your local city hall.The police certificate is issued from the Prefectural Police Headquarters - the Ken Keisatsu Honbu (in Tokyo, this is the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Headquarters, or Keishi Cho). The turnaround time is typically around 2-3 weeks.

 

JAPANESE ID CHECK


Japan does not have an ID card system for Japanese nationals and no such identify verification system is available.

 

Driving History Checks


Driving record history is unavailable for third parties.

 

Japanese Court Records


Available. Records of court judgment are maintained at the relevant office of the District Public Prosecutor's office (chiho kensatucho kirokuka), where the case was heard. However these files are not accessible to the public. There is one third party database in Japan which covers the Tokyo District Court and Tokyo metropolitan area. CRS checks utilizes this database as part of our criminal records check. There is no centralized court registry.

 

Japanese Privacy laws & Regulations


In April 2005 Japan enacted the Personal Information Protection Law to govern the handling and release of personal information. Although the provisions do not relate specifically to screening, the act does state that an individual's consent must be obtained in order to release their personal information to a third party. The release of personal information such as for employment and education verifications is governed by the Personal Information Protection Law in Japan which includes a provision that an individual's consent must be obtained prior to releasing their information to a third party. The law however, does not specify what constitutes consent or what evidence must be provided to prove consent. As such employers have interpreted this in varying ways. Some employers will accept the minimum proof of a signed authorization letter, whilst others may require a copy of the subject's ID or even a phone call to HR from the subject to confirm that they have authorized the release of their information. A small number of employers or schools will refuse outright to release any information. CRS checks will utilize our local researcher network to contact schools or employers. However please be aware additional information might be required by each school and employer due to the reasons described above.

Drug Testing in Japan is relatively new and there is no legislation directly covering if and how a company can drug screen their employees.

 

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