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With the history of the law, and creating the future of the law.

Legal research needs for finding and analyzing legal information quickly and accurately is growing more than ever amongst lawyers and corporate legal experts.

Westlaw Japan K.K. a joint ventuer by Thomson Reuters and Shinnippon Hoki Shuppan K.K., was established to meet such needs of the time and provide comprehensive legal research in Japan

Thomson West, a Thomson Reuters group, is a major legal information provider in the U.S. with 130 years of history.

Shinnippon Hoki Shuppan is one of the major legal publishers in Japan, and has been providing service for over 50 years.

〈Westlaw Japan〉 product is comprehensive Japanese legal online service with innovative features by combining unique database technologies of Thomson Reuters and Westlaw, as well as legislation and cases contents of Shinnippon Hoki Shuppan.

Westlaw Japan also provides various Westlaw products which cover legal and related information in the major countries in the world. We hope our ever-improving product will support your business.


Company Overview

Westlaw Japan K.K

Westlaw Japan K.K. is a joint venture equally owned by Thomson Reuters and Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing Co., Ltd. Westlaw Japan K.K. provides comprehensive Japanese legal online services while combining the unique database technologies of Thomson Reuters and legislation and case content of Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing Co., Ltd.

Westlaw Japan(WLJP)

Thomson Reuters THOMSON REUTER

Thomson Reuters is one of the world’s largest intelligence providers. Thomson Reuter provides industry expertise and knowledge as well as high-quality information in each of specialized market segments, including finance, legal, tax, accounting, science, health care, and media, while combining that specialist knowledge and information with innovative technologies.

Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing Co., Ltd. 新日本法規出版株式会社

Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing Co., Ltd. is one of the leading Japanese publishers in the legal, tax and financial areas. Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing Co., Ltd. provides legal information through its publications, including more than 560 loose-leaf law books, CD-ROMs, and the Internet.

History 1872 West Publishing was founded.
  1948 Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing Co., Ltd. was founded.
  1996 Thomson Corporation acquired West Publishing.
2006 Westlaw Japan was founded as a joint venture between Thomson Corporation and Shinnippon-Hoki Publishing Co., Ltd.
2008 2008 Thomson Corporation and Reuters Group PLC were combined to form Thomson Reuters.

Company Name Westlaw Japan K.K.
Head Office Atago East Bldg., 4F 3-16-11 Nishishimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003
Established March 31, 2006
President and Representative Director Young Sun Bang
Parent Companies Joint-Venture between Thomson Reuters and Shinnippon Hoki Shuppan K.K.
Capital JPY310,000,000
Description of Business Comprehensive Japanese online legal service for legal experts such as Lawyer, Tax Attorney, Judicial Scrivener, Law School, Government Office, Corporate legal and IP department.
  • President & Representative Director: Young Sun Bang
  • Director: Kenichiro Hoshi (Part-time)
  • Director: Yoichirou Sugioka (Part-time)
  • Director: Makoto Honda (Part-time)
  • Director: Tony Kinnear (Part-time)
  • Director: Jacqueline Rhodes (Part-time)
  • Director: Sunilkumar Pukraj (Part-time)
  • Statutory Auditor: Masahiro Kawai (Part-time)
Employees 70