The Importance of JIIMA to Paradigm and Your Business


Japan’s digital landscape is rapidly changing. This shift makes efficient document management systems (DMS) a cornerstone for businesses. These systems help them comply with complex regulations. At the heart of this transformation is The Japan Image and Information Management Association (JIIMA). They advance and standardize image and information management technologies. This article sheds light on … Read more

How Secure is Paradigm?


Very. That said, there’s a lot that goes in to security. Let’s go over the various aspects of Paradigm that makes it secure. Disclaimer: This article is intended for informational purposes, offering an overview of Paradigm’s security features. For specific compliance or tax needs, please consult with a professional. Authentication Security at Paradigm begins with … Read more

Record Keeping: Minimize Paper with Paradigm

Record Keeping

For a long time, Japanese regulations demanded that businesses retain all transaction paper records. As such, the mountains of paper records can feel overwhelming. Not only is it an organizational challenge, but it also poses environmental concerns and efficiency bottlenecks. Paradigm offers a cutting-edge solution: transforming your paper record keeping clutter into a sleek, organized … Read more

Navigating Japan’s New Tax Laws: A Practical Guide

Japan new tax laws

Introduction Japan’s recent overhaul of its tax laws, especially the introduction of the Qualified Invoice System and stricter norms for electronic record-keeping, marks a significant shift in the landscape for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) operating in the region. Understanding and adapting to these changes is crucial for ensuring compliance and preventing potential legal hurdles. … Read more

Timetamping: How Paradigm’s Precision Elevates Compliance


Time is not just a sequential measure; it’s an authoritative narrator. For SMEs navigating the meticulous landscape of Japan’s financial regulations, timestamping transcends mere record-keeping. It embodies the authenticity and integrity of every document, a role Paradigm assumes with the finesse and precision reminiscent of Amano‘s time-stamping legacy. But where Amano laid the groundwork in … Read more

Understanding the Risks of Non-Compliance in Japan’s Tax System

Risks of non-compliance

Japan’s evolving tax regulations, particularly the Qualified Invoice System and electronic record-keeping rules, have set new compliance benchmarks for businesses. Understanding the implications of non-compliance is crucial to avoid potential risks and penalties. The High Cost of Non-Compliance Failure to adhere to Japan’s tax laws can lead to various challenges and repercussions for businesses: Proactive … Read more

Can I Meet the Electronic Document Storage Regs on My Own?

Electronic Document Storage on my own

As Japan’s Electronic Document Storage regulations are now in effect, many SMEs are contemplating whether it’s feasible to meet these requirements independently. Let’s explore the complexities and challenges involved in this undertaking. The Complexity of Compliance The regulations mandate not only the storage of electronic financial documents for up to 10 years but also the … Read more

How Do I Meet the Electronic Document Storage Regulations?

Electronic Document Storage

In today’s digital age, meeting electronic document storage regulations is essential for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) operating in Japan. Particularly for financial documents like invoices, receipts, and purchase orders, adherence to these regulations ensures compliance and efficiency. The Need for Electronic Document Storage The Japanese government mandates that if financial documents are originally issued … Read more

Electronic Record Keeping: What’s Required in Japan

Electronic Record Keeping

In an era where digital transformation is pivotal, electronic record keeping has become more than a convenience—it’s a necessity. For Japanese businesses, recent legislative changes have significantly reshaped the landscape of electronic record keeping, especially in the context of tax compliance. Background of Electronic Record Keeping in Japan Traditionally, Japanese businesses have relied heavily on … Read more