GomiGirl wrote:What sort of stuff can you seize in exchange for monetary settlement? Just curious is all.
Anything of monetary value. Sort of. Summary court cases can only deal with cases of up to 1.6 million yen. You won't get an injunction on a corporate bank account, but one tactic could be to take out an injunction on the use of the corporate seal. The business would still be able to operate, but official documents requiring the seal would need the permission of the injunction holder before it could be legally used. Ignoring that injunction would be easy enough, but also exceptionally easy to prove and breaking the injunction by using a seal on an official document without permission moves the case to a violation of the Criminal Code, so there's incentive on the company's side to act appropriately.
Of course, if you're just one of many creditors, even armed with an injunction you've just got to wait your turn and pray there's still something left over by the time it comes around.
It's also worth noting valuation of items is calculated at the time the injunction is issued, not time of purchase (even if it's the same day) and that most office-related equipment loses a large degree of its value the moment it becomes second-hand (ie, taken from the store of purchase). If money's not forthcoming, payment in kind could be an attractive choice if you've got someone who'll buy things like secondhand office equipment.