Date: Thursday, October 03, 2019 6:30 PM - Thursday, October 03, 2019 9:00 PM
Location: Temple University, Japan Campus Room 309 1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

Temple Law Japan is honored to present Paul Previtera and Yuko Ino as special guest speakers for a 2-Credit CLE seminar on the topic Tax & Legal Implications of Cross Border Investment in Japanese Real Estate.

Date:  Thursday, October 3, 2019


18:30 doors open
19:00 seminar starts
21:00 seminar ends


Temple University, Japan Campus Room 309
1-14-29 Taishido, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (Access)


¥5,000 for attendees requiring CLE credit.
(Free to attendees not requiring credit)

Registration:  This event has passed


  • The seminar is held in English.
  • Persons who are interested in the topic but who do not require CLE credits are most welcome to attend.

New Campus Project

Temple University, Japan Campus moved to a new campus in Setagaya-ku in August 2019.
For more information see the 'New Campus Project'.
Please come see our new campus!

Japan’s real estate market continues to attract foreign investors, particularly from Hong Kong and China. The market continues to provide healthy returns and Tokyo and Osaka are consistently ranked in the top 2 or 3 cities in Asia in which to invest.

As Japan is a high tax jurisdiction with a complex legal regime, it is important foreign investors understand the tax and legal implications of investing in Japanese real estate, and the different structures available. This seminar examines the Japan tax and legal issues arising from the acquisition, holding and sale of real estate in Japan, considering the various tax structures used by offshore real estate funds, such as:

  • Offshore companies directly holding Japanese real estate
  • The Tokumei Kumiai structure
  • The Tokutei Mokuteki Kaisha structure

The seminar will also examine the potential impact of the OECD’s BEPS (Base Erosion & Profit Shifting) project on certain investment structures used by offshore investors.

About the Speakers

Paul Previtera

Adjunct Professor of Law, Temple University, Japan Campus

Paul Previtera has more than 15 years experience advising multinationals on various tax issues arising from their investments and business activities in Japan, and other Asian jurisdictions. Paul is also an adjunct professor at Temple University School of Law at Japan Campus where he lectures international tax to U.S. J.D. students. Paul is a qualified attorney in the United States and Australia.

Yuko Ino

Partner, Orrick, Herrington, Sutcliffe LLP Tokyo Office

Yuko Ino is a partner in Orrick’s Tokyo office. She regularly counsels domestic, regional and international funds in sophisticated real estate transactions including acquisitions and dispositions, construction and development projects, financings, fund formation, joint ventures, restructurings and workouts.
Yuko also handles various aspects of cross-border and domestic business transactions including energy projects, fintech-related projects, licensing, mergers and acquisitions, international disputes, compliance matters and general corporate matters.

About CLE Credit

Temple Law School is an accredited provider of continuing legal education (CLE) in Pennsylvania. Various states, including California and New York, recognize Pennsylvania CLE credits. However, attorneys are responsible for checking with the CLE board in their jurisdiction before attending the CLE seminar whether Pennsylvania CLE credits will count towards their CLE requirements and what their jurisdiction requires them to do to claim out-of-state CLE credits. Please inform us before the seminar if your CLE board requires anything other than a copy of the Pennsylvania CLE credit form and a certificate of attendance.