formalities of wills in Japan

In this page, I will explain about making a will in Japan.

Assumed that a Korean has lived in Japan.
He wants to make a will to avoid conflict between his heirs.
In that case, he needs to know what country’s law shall govern his will.

In 1961, treaty related to  the formalities of wills was concluded among several countries and Japan ratified it.

According to this treaty, as far as a will complies with following condition, the will shall be valid.

In the case, a testator has a nationality of country Z at the timing of making of his will or at the timing of his death, if a will complies with law of country Z.

In the case a testator has his domicile in country Z at the timing of making of his will or at the timing of his death, if a will complies with law of country Z

In the case a testator has his residence in country Z at the timing of making of his will or at the timing of his death, if a will complies with law of country Z

the jurisdiction where the testator made the disposition

In the case a testator has a real estate in country Z and as far as this real estate is concerned, if a will complies with law of country Z.

The formalities of these wills are valid.

So, if this Korean made his will in accordance with these conditions, formality of his will is valid.

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