Upon the death of a person, many formalities must be fulfilled. One of them is to distribute assets among heirs. In principle, the Japanese Civil Code sets the distribution rules. However, when an international element is added, the choice of the applicable law may come into play.
In order to avoid any uncertainty of the law applicable, you can decide in advance the succession by preparing a will.
For additional information about the succession rights and a will preparation, please contact us at 03-6300-4452.