Josai Int'l University Tokyo Kioicho Campus 
5F 2-3-20 Hirakawa-cho
Tokyo 102-0093

Driving Directions 


Samina Weil 
International Employers Forum 


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Asia Chapter Launch - Employment Law Update 

Asia Chapter - Tokyo, Japan

Please join us at Josai University where International Employers Forum in Tokyo, Japan hosts another valuable, educational day-long program on doing business in the United States, China and Europe. The program will feature legal practitioners from around the globe who will discuss key employment issues while highlighting the differences with the Japanese market. Company executives, HR professionals, and legal practitioners will all gain valuable insights into the issues that could present challenges and opportunities in these growing markets.


  • William Wright, Partner - Fisher & Phillips LLP, Philadelphia, PA, US
  • Danny Tsang, Partner - Simmons & Simmons, London, UK
  • Shikun Gao, Partner - Shimin Law Offices, Shanghai, China
  • Matthew Durham, Partner - Simmons & Simmons, Shanghai, China
  • Nan Sato, Special Counsel - Fisher & Phillips LLP, Philadelphia, PA, US

Cost: there is no cost to attend this event.

Program Agenda 

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. – Registration and morning coffee

9:30 – 9:45 a.m. – Event Welcome & Launch of Asia Chapter of International Employers Forum

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. – Panel 1 – Internal Investigations

The need for Japanese companies to conduct internal investigations has dramatically increased in recent years.  Our panelists will discuss how to identify and mitigate the risks of potential issues in investigations of employee wrongdoings, such as fraudulent conduct, workplace abuse, and harassment.  We will examine approaches to conducting efficient, discreet, and cost-effective investigations.

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. – Morning Break

11:00 – 12:00 noon - Panel 2 – Restrictive Covenants and Non-Compete

Our panelists will discuss the elements of effectively managing your company’s trade secrets and utilizing restrictive covenants as your company enters new international markets. This overview will provide insights for both establishing new operations and expanding current operations in these markets.

12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m. – Lunch and Keynote Presentation

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Panel 3 – Compensation & Pensions

Our Compensation & Pensions Panel will address general compensation and pensions matters (including a comparison of the pensions systems in different jurisdictions), compliance and government investigations along with newer issues related to pay equity audits and litigation.

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Afternoon Break

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Panel 4 – Terminations

Attendees will learn about the appropriate processes for terminating employees in each of our international jurisdictions while hearing panelists discuss the areas that can leave a company exposed to liabilities for an improper termination.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Panel 5 – Labor Relationship

Our panelists will discuss cultural differences in management-labor relationships.  We will provide practical guidance on the best practices to implement for maintaining positive employee relations, as well as proven recommendations to avoid labor problems from ever occurring.

4:30 p.m. - Cocktails


This event is sponsored by Japan Association of Corporate Executives and Josai University.

Japan Association of Corporate Executives

Josai University 

If your company does business in Japan and/or the surrounding areas and you are interested in joining our Asia Chapter to stay up to date on events and local happenings, please sign up here.