Sep 10, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Date: September 10, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm–3:00 pm JST
Location: Zoom online
Max: 300 participants (increased)
Deadline for registration is September 7, 23:59 (JST)

JATTAC Online Seminar: Overview of the New Qualified Invoice System

The seminar will run for 120 minutes.
Overview… 40 minutes
Intermission… 5 minutes
Practical Advices… 45 minutes
Intermission… 10 minutes
Q&A… 20 minutes

Seminar oveview

The Qualified Invoice System will start from October 1, 2023.
Although the date of implementation is quickly approaching, some of you may still feel like you don’t have a good understanding of the new system or are insufficiently prepared. JAT will be holding an online seminar to provide freelance translators and interpreters with an overview of the new system and answer some of their questions and concerns.

“Am I still allowed to charge JCT (Japanese consumption tax) even if I don’t register as an eligible billing provider?”; “How will my bookkeeping practices change if I register for this system?”; “Can I claim a JCT refund if I am working with overseas clients?” Join the seminar to get clarification on these questions and more.

Note: this seminar will be conducted in Japanese. However, there’s a simultaneous interpreting.

The seminar will be held online via Zoom webinar.

The new Qualified Invoice System (QIS) will start on October 1st, 2023. To help you find right information and get clarification on the new QIS, we’ve prepared a questionnaire to call for questions and our tax accountant will answer those questions in the webinar. Use the following link to send us questions:

Note: answers collected through the questionnaire will be presented in statistical form in the webinar and on JAT website. The question #9 (other, specific questions) closed as of September 8th. Thank you for your participation.

Speaker profile:

Masato Imai
A certified Tax Accountant. Masato received his B.A degree in Economics from Tokyo University of Economics. Masato has worked at Kumashiro Tax Co. since 2004 and has been appointed as Director of the 6th Division, where currently 9 team members report to him, since 2017. He has been providing professional tax and accounting services, ever since joining the corporation. Kumashiro Tax Co. provides their professional tax accountant advisory services to more than 1000 corporations in Japan and Masato is responsible for 210 corporations among them in his division.

Simultaneous interpreter:

Erica Kajiwara
Graduated from the University of Utah with an MFA in modern dance. Erica is a freelance interpreter and translator specializing in laboratory automation systems. She has been an in-house interpreter/translator for an IT consulting firm and freelances in various projects in the entertainment field and others. Past JAT Director (2021-2023) and current Tokyo Activities Committee (TAC) member.


Takeshi Miyahara
Takeshi became a full-time freelance translator in 2019 after working at several companies and an educational institute, where he gained expertise in a broad range of business fields as an in-house translator-interpreter/international student advisor. Collaborating with his peer translators whom he got to know in his former jobs and some translator networking events, he offers translation services of English/German and Japanese language pairs to over 100 agencies and direct clients from all over the world. Past JAT Director (2019-2023).


Click the plus sign below to register for this event.
Registration closes Thursday, September 7, 23:59 (JST)
Tickets are free for JAT members, ¥500 for non-members
Please be certain to include your email account when registering. The seminar will be on Zoom (download Zoom Client for Meetings from here.)


This event will be hosted on Zoom.
The Zoom joining link will be emailed to all registrants 24 hours before the event starts.
If you have not received a link by 10:00 am on September 10, please check your spam mail before contacting JAT. If you have any questions, email us at [email protected].


What language will the event be presented in?

This event will be presented in Japanese with English interpretation.

Will the event be recorded?

Yes. This event will be recorded.

Will the event be available in the JAT member archives?

Yes. The content will be available for JAT members in archives.

Is the event online, in-person or hybrid?

This is an online event, hosted on Zoom. Make sure to download Zoom before joining the webinar.

Is the event only for JAT members?

Anyone with a professional interest in Japanese can join the event. The event is 500 yen for non-members and free for JAT members. Visit our membership page to find out more about becoming a JAT member.

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How do I register for this event?

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Deadline for registration is September 7, 23:59 (JST).

See you there!