Law and Custom

Traffic accident cases in Japan settle according to Japanese Law and customs. Understanding them will help you to smoothly proceed with the case in any phase.

  • 17/04/2020
  • 19/04/2020

Lost productive years

Lost productive years are the term your income decreases due to the residual disability left by a traffic accident. For the determination of the amount of compensation, it's needed to expect how many years your income will decrease due to the residual disability. The lost productive years often become a problem in compensation for traffic accident victims, because there is no definite standard for the determination.

  • 14/04/2020
  • 19/04/2020


When insurance companies or traffic accident victims claim payout of CALI (Jibaiseki), GIROJ investigates the situation of the traffic accident and the amount of damage the victim suffered. It was state-owned before 2002, but it’s privatized now.

  • 11/04/2020
  • 14/04/2020

PTSD and a traffic accident

When you suffer PTSD due to a traffic accident, the at-fault party has to compensate for it. Since the Japanese court hasn't established standard for victims with PTSD yet, compensation depends on each case.

  • 16/03/2020
  • 17/03/2020

What if you broke another person’s property?

A responsible party has legal responsibility to compensate only for the repairing fee but not for its renewal cost. That’s a basic idea. However, only in the case where a damaged property needs to be rebuilt, renewal cost can be subject for compensation.

  • 31/12/2019
  • 07/03/2020

Three of Traffic Accident Liabilities

Under Japanese law, a negligent driver in a traffic accident has three liabilities: civil, criminal, and administrative liabilities. Paying compensation is under civil liability. Fine or imprisonment will be imposed under criminal liability. Suspending or cancelation of the driver's license is under administrative liability.