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Building a Business in Japan: Key Legal and Business Perspectives


Friday, 4 November 2016 from 12:45 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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This seminar will highlight key legal and business concerns foreign companies face when expanding their business presence to Japan. The discussion will primarily focus on intellectual property, corporate, labor, and tax law concerns.


This event is recommended for C-level executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, and startups with plans to establish a branch or office in Japan. Companies who have not yet developed a business plan for expansion but are interested in doing so are also encouraged to attend.



The UW School of Law is located in William H. Gates Hall near the northwest corner of the University of Washington campus near the intersection of 15th Avenue NE and NE 43rd Street. The address is 4923 Memorial Way, Seattle, WA 98195.

Check in and the presentations will be delivered in Room 138. The reception will be held in Room 115.


12:45-1:00    Registration
1:00-1:20    Welcome Remarks & Moderator/Speaker Introductions
1:20-2:30    Presentations & Panel Discussions
2:30-3:00    Q&A and Closing Remarks
3:00-4:00    Reception & Networking





Kenji Ushimaru
JETRO Seattle Advisor

IP Law

Toyotaka Abe,
Partner, TMI Associates

Corporate Law

Sara Sandford
Attorney, Garvey Shubert Barer

Labor Law Elly Baxter
Attorney, Baxter Law International PLLC
Tax Law Masahiro Yoshimura
Founder & Managing Member,
Washington International Law Group



The closest parking to William H. Gates Hall is in lots N5 and the Central Parking Garage. Visitors should check-in at a parking gate upon entry to campus. The daytime fee for parking on campus is $15.00 until 5:00 p.m. 



The building is located on campus between 15th Avenue NE and Memorial Way, near the intersection of 15th and NE 43rd Street, just south of the Burke Museum. More information on bus schedules and fare can be found at Metro Transit.



This event is co-hosted by the University of Washington School of Law Asian Law Center and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).

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University of Washington School of Law
4293 Memorial Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98195

Friday, 4 November 2016 from 12:45 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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A non-profit, government-related organization that works to promote mutual trade and investment between Japan and the world. Originally established in 1958 to promote Japanese exports abroad, JETRO's core focus in the 21st century has shifted to promoting foreign direct investment into Japan and helping small to medium-sized Japanese firms maximize their global export potential. JETRO currently has a network of 121 offices located in more than 55 countries worldwide.





The Asian Law Center’s teaching, research and public policy work on Asia and developing economies is one of the areas of excellence for which University of Washington School of Law is known nationally and internationally.

The law intersects in every aspect of our society and our lives. The Asian Law Center's mission is to create an inclusive learning community to deepen the knowledge of law, business, culture, economic development and socio-political systems in Asia. We foster open dialogue and mutual understanding through Center sponsored events and scholarly exchanges. With strong connections in Asia, we promote collaboration across legal and business practices, and academic disciplines.


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