Legal Services on Japanese Laws

Our resolved cases

Labor dispute case: an employee client successfully settled the disputes by out of court negotiation after unilateral termination of employment by the employer

The client was encouraged to retire from his employer with offering a lump sum retirement package in case he would agree to resign from the company voluntarily. Being unsatisfied with such an employer's request as well as the amount of the package, the client did not agree on the employer's request. The client demanded the employer to pay for his unpaid overtime payments as well and kept negotiating with the employer even after he was required to stay at home as gardening leave. After about a few months' negotiation, the employer finally sent the client a notice to terminate the client's employment with the company and he came to consult with us.

Since the client did not cling to the position at the employer but wanted to be compensated for his overtime hours, we planned to claim for the overtime payment plus some amount of lump sum payment for his retirement against the employer. However, since the client did not have any records of his actual working hours at the employer that were necessary to produce as evidence to claim for the overtime payment, we filed a petition for preservation of evidence to obtain the work records from the employer and obtained the work records from the employer. Subsequently, we stared to negotiate with the employer out of court by sending a claim letter to the employer demanding the overtime payment plus some additional compensation. Through our negotiation with the employer for a few months, the employer finally agreed to make some amount of lump sum payment to the client and settled the disputes successfully by out of court negotiation.

1. Labor dispute case: an employee client resolved the disputes early through a labor tribunal procedure

3. Divorce suit case: a husband client got divorced through lengthy disputes with his wife

4. Divorce conciliation case: a mother client successfully got a divorce with all issues resolved through two-year conciliation

5. Divorce conciliation case: a father client successfully settled the disputes on getting a divorce with parental authority over kids by in court conciliation negotiation

6. Child custody dispute case: a father client got his kids back from their mother

7. Child custody dispute case: a mother client got her kid back from her separated husband

8. Lease agreement dispute case: a tenant client could settle the case in a short period

9. Collection of unpaid sales proceeds case: a corporate client got a winning judgment in contrast to a decision in the U.S.

10. Trademark infringement case: a corporate client could settle the alleged trademark infringement case in a short period

Sakuma Law Office
Kudan Southern Bldg. 2nd Floor, 9-1 Kudan-Minami 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0074 JAPAN   Tel: +81-3-6272-6916   Fax: +81-3-6272-6917