It doesn’t hurt to ask.
The legal system in Japan runs a strict protocol to help ensure fairness. Rules must be followed to the letter without bias, even if there are times when bias is usually screaming at you to stop in the name of common sense. It’s times like these that the supreme leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un, is summoned to appear in Tokyo District Court.
Court summons are usually delivered directly to the person, but if there is no response or the address is unknown, then it is publicly posted outside the courthouse. Such is