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Notifying your intention to the other party
Naiyou shoumei yubin:a kind of registered mail
In case you are defrauded of money or real estate etc, you should notify the other
party that you intend to cancel the contract and claim compensation for the damage.
According to the article 126 of Japanese Civil Code, you can cancel the contract
within 5 years after you have discovered the fraud. In court you must prove it.
How do you notify the other party of your intention to cancel the contract?
Do you notify by registered mail or wire?
Best method is to use the the naiyou shoumei yubin:a kind of registered and
certified mail with certified contents.
Japan and Taiwan have this type of mail system. But US does not.
According to the regulation of Japanese post office about naiyou shoumei yubin,
there are some restrictions regarding the language, the number of
character and the number of line of the letter.
You must write a letter in Japanese.
If you write vertically, the maximum number of character is 20 per line and
maximum number of line is 26 per page;if you write laterally, see note below.
You must write adressee and addresser both on the letter and on the envelope.
You must put a stamp of 800yen on the envelope and that of 420yen on the letter.
You must make 3 original letters:1 is for you, 1 is for post office and
the rest 1 is going to be sent to the other party.
Afterward post office will send you the certificate that your letter has been sent
to the other party.
In court naiyou shoumei yubin is a good evidence.
If you write laterally, the maximum number of character is 26 per line and
maximum number of line is 20 per page;or the maximum number of character is
13 per line and maximum number of line is 40 per page.
July 10, 1996 / update Feb. 22 1998