Law Library of Congress - Global Legal Monitor: Global Legal Monitor: Japan http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?home The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can search previous news by searching the archive. en-us Global Legal Monitor: Japan: 16th National Holiday Added http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404074_text Employee benefits; Labor - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404074_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Support for Raising Children of the Next Generation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404042_text Child welfare; Families - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404042_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: New Laws for Healthcare and Medical Strategy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404024_text Health; Health promotion and preventive care; Medical research - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404024_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: New Water Circulation Basic Act http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403981_text Forests; Natural resources; Water resources - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403981_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Promotion of Investment in Overseas Infrastructure Projects http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403964_text Foreign trade and international finance; Transportation and public works - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 05 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403964_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Support and Promotion of Amami and Ogasawara Islands http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403939_text Rural development; Tourism - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403939_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Gang Member Convicted of Fraud for Playing Golf While Hiding His Gang Membership http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403933_text Fraud and financial crimes; Judiciary - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403933_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403854_text Alcoholic beverages; Health - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403854_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Government Employees Permitted Leave to Accompany Spouses Abroad http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403805_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Officials and employees - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403805_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Renewable Energy Production to Aid Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishing Villages http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403794_text Alternative and renewable resources; Energy; Energy efficiency and conservation - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403794_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Severe Punishment for Drivers Who Have Seizures in Certain Traffic Accident Cases http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403784_text Crime and law enforcement; Driving while intoxicated; Motor vehicles - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403784_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Government Discusses How to Deal with "Revenge Porn" http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403765_text Crime victims; Crimes against children; Internet; Pornography - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403765_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Supreme Court Gives Out-of-Wedlock Children Equal Inheritance Rights http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403708_text Children; Families; Discrimination - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403708_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Two Laws Amended to Better Protect Women http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403676_text Domestic violence; Families - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403676_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan; Mexico: Agreement Against Organized Crime and Terrorism http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403565_text Terrorism - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403565_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: New Flu Special Measures Act Moved Up http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403551_text Workers safety and health - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403551_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan; Taiwan: Landmark Fishing Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403553_text International affairs - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403553_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: A Divorced Parent's Child Visitation Rights Can Be Enforced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403550_text Families - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403550_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Corporal Punishment in Schools http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403549_text Education - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403549_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Three Vaccinations Added to Routine Vaccination Schedules http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403546_text Workers safety and health - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403546_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Court Decision Liberalizes Online OTC Drug Sales http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403519_text Workers safety and health - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403519_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Reduction of Pension Payment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403475_text Employee benefits - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403475_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Support for Single Working Parents http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403365_text Labor - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403365_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Law to Support Nuclear Disaster Victims' Daily Lives http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403351_text Disasters - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403351_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Vitalizing Theaters http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403316_text Arts and culture - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403316_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Law to Establish Nuclear Regulatory Commission http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403280_text Energy - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403280_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Two Laws Adopted to Improve Use of Autopsies http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403213_text Crime and law enforcement - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403213_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: New Law to Expand Legal Aid for Earthquake Victims http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403128_text Lawyers and legal services - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 May 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403128_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: New Permissible Levels of Radioactivity in Foods http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403082_text Workers safety and health - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 09 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403082_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Legal Responses to Disaster Waste Management Issues http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403047_text Disasters - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403047_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan; Mexico: Economic Agreement Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403015_text Foreign trade and international finance - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 06 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403015_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Law on Making Local Areas Resistant to Tsunamis http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402989_text Disasters - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402989_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan; United States: Reviewing Criminal Jurisdiction over Civilian Employees Under the Status of Forces Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402910_text Crime and law enforcement - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402910_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Promotion of Exhibitions of Foreign Art Works http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402657_text Arts and culture - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 05 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402657_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Green Tea Promotion Adopted by Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402655_text Commerce - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 03 May 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402655_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Streaming and Transfer of Recorded TV Programs Services Abroad Found Illegal http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402508_text Intellectual property - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 09 Feb 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402508_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Amended Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402482_text Families - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Jan 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402482_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Law to Promote Local Actions for Biodiversity http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402440_text Biodiversity - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 23 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402440_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Air Traffic Controllers Found Guilty http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402403_text Aviation and airports - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 01 Dec 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402403_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Reduction of Older Public Servants' Salaries http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402401_text Officials and employees - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402401_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Legal Aspects of Missing Elderly Persons http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402202_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402202_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Single-Father Households Receive Government Support, Like Single-Mother Households http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402186_text Families - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402186_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law Amendment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402110_text Environmental protection - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402110_text Global Legal Monitor: Australia; Japan: Legality of Scientific Whaling Program Challenged in International Court http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402038_text Environmental protection - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 10 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402038_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Law to Promote More Use of Natural Wood Materials for Public Buildings http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402035_text Natural resources - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 08 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402035_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Statute of Limitations for Murder Abolished http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401985_text Crime and law enforcement - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 21 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401985_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Public Support for High School Tuition http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401952_text Education - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 03 May 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401952_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: 2010 Child Allowance Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401945_text Children - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401945_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Stricter Sentences for Sex Offenders http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401883_text Crime and law enforcement - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401883_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Plan to Videotape Police Interviews with Criminal Suspects http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401832_text Crime and law enforcement - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 22 Feb 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401832_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Child Pornography Law Amendment Discussed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401804_text Crimes against children - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 29 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401804_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Catalog/Online Shopping and Door-to-Door Sales Regulation Enhanced http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401693_text Consumer protection - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 27 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401693_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Is a Sightseeing Trip by a Member of the U.S. Military Part of "Official Business"? http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401642_text Armed forces and national security - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401642_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Two Laws Revised to Protect Technology http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401413_text Commerce - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 07 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401413_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Major Reform on Fund for Road Improvements http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401264_text Transportation and public works - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 04 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401264_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law Amendment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540960_text Employee benefits - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 28 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540960_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan; Vietnam: Economic Partnership Agreement Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540946_text Commerce - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 23 Jan 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540946_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Refueling Mission in the Indian Ocean Extended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540861_text Armed forces and national security - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001).... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 19 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540861_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Nationality Law Amended http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540852_text Citizenship and nationality - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 17 Dec 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540852_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Official Address of Homeless Persons http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540787_text Social Welfare - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Nov 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540787_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Official Recognition of Ainu as Indigeneous People http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540633_text Human rights - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a resolution on June 6, 2008, to recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. On the same day, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura released a comment on the resolution, in which... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 05 Sep 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540633_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: New Insurance Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540528_text Insurance - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a resolution on June 6, 2008, to recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. On the same day, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura released a comment on the resolution, in which The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed the new Insurance Law on May 30, 2008. The old law was enacted in 1911. At that time, the legislature did not foresee the spread of injury and illness insurance, and... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540528_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Foreign Ship Navigation Within the Territorial Waters Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540536_text Treaties and International Agreements/Maritime - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a resolution on June 6, 2008, to recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. On the same day, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura released a comment on the resolution, in which The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed the new Insurance Law on May 30, 2008. The old law was enacted in 1911. At that time, the legislature did not foresee the spread of injury and illness insurance, and The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed a new law on June 5, 2008, to regulate foreign ships' navigation within Japan's territorial waters. Japan did not previously have a law to control the movements of suspect foreign ships... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jul 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540536_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Acceptance of Indonesian Healthcare Workers Based on Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540577_text Immigration and nationality - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a resolution on June 6, 2008, to recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. On the same day, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura released a comment on the resolution, in which The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed the new Insurance Law on May 30, 2008. The old law was enacted in 1911. At that time, the legislature did not foresee the spread of injury and illness insurance, and The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed a new law on June 5, 2008, to regulate foreign ships' navigation within Japan's territorial waters. Japan did not previously have a law to control the movements of suspect foreign ships Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540577_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Controversy over Payment for U.S. Military Bases http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540583_text International affairs - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a resolution on June 6, 2008, to recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. On the same day, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura released a comment on the resolution, in which The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed the new Insurance Law on May 30, 2008. The old law was enacted in 1911. At that time, the legislature did not foresee the spread of injury and illness insurance, and The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed a new law on June 5, 2008, to regulate foreign ships' navigation within Japan's territorial waters. Japan did not previously have a law to control the movements of suspect foreign ships Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will The Japanese government has paid a large part of the expenses for U.S. military bases in Japan since 1978. Those expenses include housing, schools, and recreational facilities for U.S. soldiers and base employees, salaries of Japanese... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Jun 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540583_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: High Court Calls Air Self-Defense Force Activities in Iraq Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540470_text War - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a resolution on June 6, 2008, to recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. On the same day, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura released a comment on the resolution, in which The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed the new Insurance Law on May 30, 2008. The old law was enacted in 1911. At that time, the legislature did not foresee the spread of injury and illness insurance, and The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed a new law on June 5, 2008, to regulate foreign ships' navigation within Japan's territorial waters. Japan did not previously have a law to control the movements of suspect foreign ships Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will The Japanese government has paid a large part of the expenses for U.S. military bases in Japan since 1978. Those expenses include housing, schools, and recreational facilities for U.S. soldiers and base employees, salaries of Japanese Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 May 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540470_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Videotaping Questioning of Suspects http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540350_text Crime and law enforcement - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a resolution on June 6, 2008, to recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. On the same day, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura released a comment on the resolution, in which The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed the new Insurance Law on May 30, 2008. The old law was enacted in 1911. At that time, the legislature did not foresee the spread of injury and illness insurance, and The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed a new law on June 5, 2008, to regulate foreign ships' navigation within Japan's territorial waters. Japan did not previously have a law to control the movements of suspect foreign ships Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will The Japanese government has paid a large part of the expenses for U.S. military bases in Japan since 1978. Those expenses include housing, schools, and recreational facilities for U.S. soldiers and base employees, salaries of Japanese Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a It has sometimes been argued in court proceedings that police officers or public prosecutors forced or led certain contents of written declarations of suspects. In Japan, police officers or public prosecutors draft written declarations of suspects... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540350_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Executives Responsible for Damage Caused by Concealing Use of Unauthorized Food Additive http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540342_text Consumer protection - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a resolution on June 6, 2008, to recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. On the same day, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura released a comment on the resolution, in which The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed the new Insurance Law on May 30, 2008. The old law was enacted in 1911. At that time, the legislature did not foresee the spread of injury and illness insurance, and The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed a new law on June 5, 2008, to regulate foreign ships' navigation within Japan's territorial waters. Japan did not previously have a law to control the movements of suspect foreign ships Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will The Japanese government has paid a large part of the expenses for U.S. military bases in Japan since 1978. Those expenses include housing, schools, and recreational facilities for U.S. soldiers and base employees, salaries of Japanese Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a It has sometimes been argued in court proceedings that police officers or public prosecutors forced or led certain contents of written declarations of suspects. In Japan, police officers or public prosecutors draft written declarations of suspects Shareholders of a Japanese company recently sued the company's former president and directors, alleging that they caused damage to the company by concealing the use of an unauthorized food additive for pork buns and continuing to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540342_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: McDonald's Manager Not Considered a Manager Under Labor Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540286_text Labor - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a resolution on June 6, 2008, to recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. On the same day, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura released a comment on the resolution, in which The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed the new Insurance Law on May 30, 2008. The old law was enacted in 1911. At that time, the legislature did not foresee the spread of injury and illness insurance, and The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed a new law on June 5, 2008, to regulate foreign ships' navigation within Japan's territorial waters. Japan did not previously have a law to control the movements of suspect foreign ships Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will The Japanese government has paid a large part of the expenses for U.S. military bases in Japan since 1978. Those expenses include housing, schools, and recreational facilities for U.S. soldiers and base employees, salaries of Japanese Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a It has sometimes been argued in court proceedings that police officers or public prosecutors forced or led certain contents of written declarations of suspects. In Japan, police officers or public prosecutors draft written declarations of suspects Shareholders of a Japanese company recently sued the company's former president and directors, alleging that they caused damage to the company by concealing the use of an unauthorized food additive for pork buns and continuing to On January 28, 2008, the Tokyo District Court ordered McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. to pay 7.55 million yen (US$70,000) in overtime allowance and "additional pay" to a manager at one of its outlets. The court... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540286_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Victims to Receive Money Deposited by Criminals http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540277_text Crime and law enforcement - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a resolution on June 6, 2008, to recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. On the same day, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura released a comment on the resolution, in which The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed the new Insurance Law on May 30, 2008. The old law was enacted in 1911. At that time, the legislature did not foresee the spread of injury and illness insurance, and The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed a new law on June 5, 2008, to regulate foreign ships' navigation within Japan's territorial waters. Japan did not previously have a law to control the movements of suspect foreign ships Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will The Japanese government has paid a large part of the expenses for U.S. military bases in Japan since 1978. Those expenses include housing, schools, and recreational facilities for U.S. soldiers and base employees, salaries of Japanese Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a It has sometimes been argued in court proceedings that police officers or public prosecutors forced or led certain contents of written declarations of suspects. In Japan, police officers or public prosecutors draft written declarations of suspects Shareholders of a Japanese company recently sued the company's former president and directors, alleging that they caused damage to the company by concealing the use of an unauthorized food additive for pork buns and continuing to On January 28, 2008, the Tokyo District Court ordered McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. to pay 7.55 million yen (US$70,000) in overtime allowance and "additional pay" to a manager at one of its outlets. The court New legislation, the Law Concerning the Distribution in Payments to Victims of Crime-Related Deposits in Financial Institutions, was promulgated in Japan on December 21, 2007. This Law facilitates financial institutions' freezing of accounts in which funds... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Mar 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540277_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Basic Information on Executed Criminals Now Available http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540199_text Capital punishment - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a resolution on June 6, 2008, to recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. On the same day, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura released a comment on the resolution, in which The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed the new Insurance Law on May 30, 2008. The old law was enacted in 1911. At that time, the legislature did not foresee the spread of injury and illness insurance, and The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed a new law on June 5, 2008, to regulate foreign ships' navigation within Japan's territorial waters. Japan did not previously have a law to control the movements of suspect foreign ships Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will The Japanese government has paid a large part of the expenses for U.S. military bases in Japan since 1978. Those expenses include housing, schools, and recreational facilities for U.S. soldiers and base employees, salaries of Japanese Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a It has sometimes been argued in court proceedings that police officers or public prosecutors forced or led certain contents of written declarations of suspects. In Japan, police officers or public prosecutors draft written declarations of suspects Shareholders of a Japanese company recently sued the company's former president and directors, alleging that they caused damage to the company by concealing the use of an unauthorized food additive for pork buns and continuing to On January 28, 2008, the Tokyo District Court ordered McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. to pay 7.55 million yen (US$70,000) in overtime allowance and "additional pay" to a manager at one of its outlets. The court New legislation, the Law Concerning the Distribution in Payments to Victims of Crime-Related Deposits in Financial Institutions, was promulgated in Japan on December 21, 2007. This Law facilitates financial institutions' freezing of accounts in which funds On December 7, 2007, the Ministry of Justice of Japan released the names of three executed criminals, together with information on the crimes they committed and the places of the executions. This is the first time... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sat, 02 Feb 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540199_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: New Lost Goods Law in Effect http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054039_text Property - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a resolution on June 6, 2008, to recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. On the same day, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura released a comment on the resolution, in which The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed the new Insurance Law on May 30, 2008. The old law was enacted in 1911. At that time, the legislature did not foresee the spread of injury and illness insurance, and The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed a new law on June 5, 2008, to regulate foreign ships' navigation within Japan's territorial waters. Japan did not previously have a law to control the movements of suspect foreign ships Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will The Japanese government has paid a large part of the expenses for U.S. military bases in Japan since 1978. Those expenses include housing, schools, and recreational facilities for U.S. soldiers and base employees, salaries of Japanese Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a It has sometimes been argued in court proceedings that police officers or public prosecutors forced or led certain contents of written declarations of suspects. In Japan, police officers or public prosecutors draft written declarations of suspects Shareholders of a Japanese company recently sued the company's former president and directors, alleging that they caused damage to the company by concealing the use of an unauthorized food additive for pork buns and continuing to On January 28, 2008, the Tokyo District Court ordered McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. to pay 7.55 million yen (US$70,000) in overtime allowance and "additional pay" to a manager at one of its outlets. The court New legislation, the Law Concerning the Distribution in Payments to Victims of Crime-Related Deposits in Financial Institutions, was promulgated in Japan on December 21, 2007. This Law facilitates financial institutions' freezing of accounts in which funds On December 7, 2007, the Ministry of Justice of Japan released the names of three executed criminals, together with information on the crimes they committed and the places of the executions. This is the first time An American university professor dropped mobile phones and wallets containing cash in Tokyo and New York. The return rate in Japan was higher. Because lost items have piled up at lost property centers and the cost... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 02 Jan 2008 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054039_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan; North Korea: Defectors Return to Japan http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054093_text International affairs - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a resolution on June 6, 2008, to recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. On the same day, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura released a comment on the resolution, in which The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed the new Insurance Law on May 30, 2008. The old law was enacted in 1911. At that time, the legislature did not foresee the spread of injury and illness insurance, and The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed a new law on June 5, 2008, to regulate foreign ships' navigation within Japan's territorial waters. Japan did not previously have a law to control the movements of suspect foreign ships Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will The Japanese government has paid a large part of the expenses for U.S. military bases in Japan since 1978. Those expenses include housing, schools, and recreational facilities for U.S. soldiers and base employees, salaries of Japanese Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a It has sometimes been argued in court proceedings that police officers or public prosecutors forced or led certain contents of written declarations of suspects. In Japan, police officers or public prosecutors draft written declarations of suspects Shareholders of a Japanese company recently sued the company's former president and directors, alleging that they caused damage to the company by concealing the use of an unauthorized food additive for pork buns and continuing to On January 28, 2008, the Tokyo District Court ordered McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. to pay 7.55 million yen (US$70,000) in overtime allowance and "additional pay" to a manager at one of its outlets. The court New legislation, the Law Concerning the Distribution in Payments to Victims of Crime-Related Deposits in Financial Institutions, was promulgated in Japan on December 21, 2007. This Law facilitates financial institutions' freezing of accounts in which funds On December 7, 2007, the Ministry of Justice of Japan released the names of three executed criminals, together with information on the crimes they committed and the places of the executions. This is the first time An American university professor dropped mobile phones and wallets containing cash in Tokyo and New York. The return rate in Japan was higher. Because lost items have piled up at lost property centers and the cost After Japan's defeat in the Second World War, Koreans who had entered Japan during the war, in many cases against their will, returned to the Korean peninsula. Those that remained in Japan immediately after 1945 could... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054093_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Korean A-Bomb Survivors http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054050_text Administrative law and regulatory procedures - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a resolution on June 6, 2008, to recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. On the same day, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura released a comment on the resolution, in which The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed the new Insurance Law on May 30, 2008. The old law was enacted in 1911. At that time, the legislature did not foresee the spread of injury and illness insurance, and The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed a new law on June 5, 2008, to regulate foreign ships' navigation within Japan's territorial waters. Japan did not previously have a law to control the movements of suspect foreign ships Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will The Japanese government has paid a large part of the expenses for U.S. military bases in Japan since 1978. Those expenses include housing, schools, and recreational facilities for U.S. soldiers and base employees, salaries of Japanese Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a It has sometimes been argued in court proceedings that police officers or public prosecutors forced or led certain contents of written declarations of suspects. In Japan, police officers or public prosecutors draft written declarations of suspects Shareholders of a Japanese company recently sued the company's former president and directors, alleging that they caused damage to the company by concealing the use of an unauthorized food additive for pork buns and continuing to On January 28, 2008, the Tokyo District Court ordered McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. to pay 7.55 million yen (US$70,000) in overtime allowance and "additional pay" to a manager at one of its outlets. The court New legislation, the Law Concerning the Distribution in Payments to Victims of Crime-Related Deposits in Financial Institutions, was promulgated in Japan on December 21, 2007. This Law facilitates financial institutions' freezing of accounts in which funds On December 7, 2007, the Ministry of Justice of Japan released the names of three executed criminals, together with information on the crimes they committed and the places of the executions. This is the first time An American university professor dropped mobile phones and wallets containing cash in Tokyo and New York. The return rate in Japan was higher. Because lost items have piled up at lost property centers and the cost After Japan's defeat in the Second World War, Koreans who had entered Japan during the war, in many cases against their will, returned to the Korean peninsula. Those that remained in Japan immediately after 1945 could Although Japan's A-Bomb Special Measures Law of 1968 did not clearly exclude A-bomb survivors who lived outside Japan from being recipients of health maintenance allowances, the Health Ministry notification of 1974 excluded them. Forty Koreans who... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Sun, 02 Dec 2007 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l2054050_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: Children of Japanese Who Emigrated to Philippines before WWII http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540175_text Immigration and nationality - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a resolution on June 6, 2008, to recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. On the same day, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura released a comment on the resolution, in which The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed the new Insurance Law on May 30, 2008. The old law was enacted in 1911. At that time, the legislature did not foresee the spread of injury and illness insurance, and The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed a new law on June 5, 2008, to regulate foreign ships' navigation within Japan's territorial waters. Japan did not previously have a law to control the movements of suspect foreign ships Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will The Japanese government has paid a large part of the expenses for U.S. military bases in Japan since 1978. Those expenses include housing, schools, and recreational facilities for U.S. soldiers and base employees, salaries of Japanese Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a It has sometimes been argued in court proceedings that police officers or public prosecutors forced or led certain contents of written declarations of suspects. In Japan, police officers or public prosecutors draft written declarations of suspects Shareholders of a Japanese company recently sued the company's former president and directors, alleging that they caused damage to the company by concealing the use of an unauthorized food additive for pork buns and continuing to On January 28, 2008, the Tokyo District Court ordered McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. to pay 7.55 million yen (US$70,000) in overtime allowance and "additional pay" to a manager at one of its outlets. The court New legislation, the Law Concerning the Distribution in Payments to Victims of Crime-Related Deposits in Financial Institutions, was promulgated in Japan on December 21, 2007. This Law facilitates financial institutions' freezing of accounts in which funds On December 7, 2007, the Ministry of Justice of Japan released the names of three executed criminals, together with information on the crimes they committed and the places of the executions. This is the first time An American university professor dropped mobile phones and wallets containing cash in Tokyo and New York. The return rate in Japan was higher. Because lost items have piled up at lost property centers and the cost After Japan's defeat in the Second World War, Koreans who had entered Japan during the war, in many cases against their will, returned to the Korean peninsula. Those that remained in Japan immediately after 1945 could Although Japan's A-Bomb Special Measures Law of 1968 did not clearly exclude A-bomb survivors who lived outside Japan from being recipients of health maintenance allowances, the Health Ministry notification of 1974 excluded them. Forty Koreans who All Japanese people have records in the Family Register. Therefore, it is easy to prove that a person is Japanese by submitting an official copy of the Family Register. A few hundred Filipinos whose fathers were... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540175_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan: 10 Years Since Organ Transplant Law?s Effective Date http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540167_text Workers safety and health - Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; text of the current Act andamp; the amendment, effective in 2016 [both in Japanese], available at E-GOV.GO.JP.) The amendment designates Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the Government of Japan has implemented measures to boost the birthrate. One set of measures is aimed at supporting child The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. (See Kenko iryo senryaku suishin ho, Act No. 48 of 2014, House of Representatives website.) The Act The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act No. 16 of 2014 [in Japanese], Japanese House of Representatives website (last visited May 16, 2014).) Before the adoption Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, 2014. (Act No. 24 of 2014. The text of the bill that became the act without The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island groups, the Amami and Ogasawara Islands, and added measures to promote and develop the areas. (Act No. The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies to exclude gang members from playing. Depending on the circumstances, a gang member who deceives the course employees and plays A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in December 2013. (Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (hereinafter Alcohol Problem Basic Law), Act No. At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants to take leave without pay for up to three years when they reside abroad in order to live with their The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with Healthy Development of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery, and it was promulgated on November 22, 2013. (Act No. 81 of The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless drivers who cause fatal accidents while under the influence of alcohol or are impaired due to a chronic illness. (In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. The case became national news in Japan. An aspect of the case that was considered particularly disturbing was the fact Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance to children born out of wedlock, compared with what is inherited by their siblings born in wedlock, is unconstitutional. The The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed legislation to revise the country's anti-domestic violence law and the anti-stalking control law. Before the revisions were adopted, there were During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peandntilde;a Nieto and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed an agreement of cooperation comprising at least 40 points. They agreed to work together Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May 11, 2012 (Act No. 31 of 2012). The effective date was required to be within one year from the promulgation On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark agreement on protection of each jurisdiction's fishing rights in their overlapping territories near the five islets and three barren rocks On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had imposed an administrative fine every time the divorced mother in a parental visitation rights case refused to cooperate with her Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March 13, 2013, that prohibits physical punishment of students at schools and The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus (HPV), and pediatric streptococcus pneumoniae to the routine vaccination schedule. (Act The Supreme Court of Japan affirmed on January 11, 2013, that provisions of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Enforcement Ordinance that banned certain online drug sales were illegal. (During 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted many acts related to comprehensive social security and tax reforms. (Bills Submitted to the Diet in Relation to Comprehensive Near the end of its regular session in September 2012, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted the Act on Special Measures to Help Single Parents Have Jobs (Boshi katei no haha oyobi fushi katei no chichi no A year after the Fukushima nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami that was caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011, Japan's Japanandrsquo;s Culture and Art Promotion Basic Law (Law No. 148 of 2001) was enacted in 2001. Since that time, although the government has made efforts over the years to build and maintain theaters and music halls, A new law to create an independent Nuclear Regulatory Commission for nuclear plant safety was promulgated on June 27, 2012 (Genshiryoku kisei iinkai secchi ho_] [Nuclear Regulatory Commission Establishment Act], Act No. 47 of 2012). The Among corpses handled by police in 2011, only 11%were autopsied. This number is much lower than that of most of developed countries, except for the United States. (Cabinet Committee, House of Representatives, Minutes No. 7 After the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many people in the Tohoku region of Japan have faced various legal problems, such as the right to succession from quake victims, to obtain special relief from housing loans There were no legally binding standards for acceptable levels of radioactivity in food in Japan when the Great East Japan Earthquake hit the country in March 2011. The Food Sanitation Law, however, had a provision that There has been some controversy in Japan connected with the plans for handling the large quantity of waste generated by last year's earthquake and tsunami. Background The Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing During a recent visit to Japan, Mexico's Secretary of Economy, Bruno Ferrari, and his Japanese counterpart signed an amendment to the Economic Partnership Agreement between the two countries. The amendment changes certain rules of origin for When a major tsunami hit the country's east coast in March 2011, Japan had various laws concerning earthquakes, but there was no law that mainly addressed tsunami countermeasures. The largest non-ruling coalition (comprised of the In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way In March 2011, the Diet (Japan's parliament) passed two laws to facilitate exhibitions of art objects that are borrowed from abroad. In 2009, a law was enacted that exempted works of art borrowed from a foreign One of the fastest growing export items from Japan to the United States at present is green tea. (Daniel Workman, Japan Trade Statistics 2009 (Feb. 25, 2010).) The Japanese Parliament has enacted the The Supreme Court of Japan decided in two recent cases that two kinds of services that enabled overseas Japanese to watch TV programs broadcast in Japan were illegal, because they infringed on the copyright of broadcasters The National Personnel Authority (NPA) of Japan amended its Guidelines on Expansion of Employment and Promotion of Female Government Employees (Guidelines) on January 14, 2011. (Concerning an Amendment of the Guidelines [in Japanese], NPA website (Jan. Japan's Law Concerning Promotion of Activities Coordinated Among Local Organizations for the Conservation of Biodiversity, known as the Satochi Satoyama (Satoyama Initiative) law, was promulgated on December 10, 2010 (Law No. 72 of 2010). The Law On October 26, 2010, Japan's Supreme Court upheld the decision of the Tokyo High Court that found two air traffic controllers guilty of causing bodily injury due to negligence. (Decision of the Supreme Court, Hei 20 The Diet (Japan's Parliament) amended the laws on salaries of various categories of public servants on November 26, 2010. (For the status of bills, see House of Representatives website [in Japanese], http://www.shugiin.go.jp/itdb_gian.nsf/html/gian/kaiji176.htm (last visited Nov. Since the oldest man on Tokyo's resident record was found on July 29, 2010, to have been dead for more than 30 years, municipal governments throughout Japan have been checking on the whereabouts of centenarians in Japan's Amended Child Rearing Allowance Law (Law No. 40 of 2010) became effective on August 1, 2010. Now, single-father households may receive the same allowance from the government accorded to single-mother households. The Child Rearing Allowance Japan's legislature, the Diet, passed an amendment of the Waste Disposal and Cleaning Law (Law No. 137 of 1970) in May 2010 (Law No. 34 of 2010). The amendment will be effective within one year and On June 1, 2010, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released information on the proceedings instituted by Australia against Japan for alleged breaches of international obligations concerning whaling. (Press Release, ICJ, Australia Institutes Proceedings Against Japan Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery (MAFF) drafted a bill to promote the use of wood in public buildings. The bill was approved by the Cabinet submitted to the Diet, and then became a law The Diet, Japan's legislature, amended the country's Criminal Procedure Law to abolish the statute of limitations for murder and other crimes that result in the deaths of persons. The amendments became effective on April 28, 2010, On March 31, 2010, the Diet (Japan's parliament) enacted a law to subsidize all or part of high school tuition (Kand#333;ritsu kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; ni kakaru jugyand#333; ryand#333; no fu chand#333;shu oyobi kand#333;tand#333; gakkand#333; tand#333; shand#363;gaku shien One of the important policies of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) has been the provision of a monthly child allowance for all children, regardless of the parents' income. In March 2007, the DPJ raised the Japanese lawyers and scholars have stated that sentences for rapists have been overly lenient in Japan. ("Saiban-in saiban" sei hanzai kouhan, hand#333;ritsuka yori genkaku, ryand#333;kei sand#333;ba ni isseki ["Lay-Judge Trials" for Sex Crime Trials, (Sentences Are) The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), the largest member of the country's ruling coalition since the fall of 2009, had submitted a bill to the Diet (parliament) in early 2009 that would have obligated the police "Japan is one of the world's biggest suppliers of child pornography and the second biggest consumer after the U.S." (Justin McCurry, Japan to Outlaw Possession of Child Porn, GUARDIAN, Mar. 10, 2008, available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/10/japan.) The 2008 amendment of Japan's Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976, as amended by Act No. 74 of 2008) will be fully effective on December 1, 2009. The Consumer Affairs Agency is Japan's Board of Audit decided to recommend to the Ministry of Self Defense (MSD) that the MSD investigate the use of highway toll passes by members of U.S. troops stationed in Japan and define the "official Two national laws were amended this year to protect the technology and trade secrets of firms in Japan. The amendment of the Unfair Competition Prevention Law was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 30 of The revision of the Special Law for Financing Road Improvement Works was promulgated on April 30, 2009 (Law No. 28 of 2009). Since 1954, the Law has limited the spending of revenue from gasoline tax and The National Public Official Retirement Allowance Law was amended by the Diet (Japan's parliament), and the new version was promulgated on December 26, 2008 (Law No. 95 of 2008). The amended Law enabled the government to On December 25, 2008, Vietnam and Japan concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement; it is expected to come into effect early in 2009, following ratification by each party. It was signed in Tokyo by the Minister for Japan's Self Defense Forces have refueled other countries' vessels in the Indian Ocean to support the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan since 2001, under Japan's limited-term anti-terrorism legislation (Anti-Terrorism Special Measures Law, Law No. 113, of 2001). The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a bill to revise the Nationality Law on December 5, 2008. It was promulgated December 12 as Law No. 88 of 2008. Some parts of the amendment were effective upon the On October 3, 2008, the Supreme Court of Japan affirmed the Osaka High Court decision that a homeless person cannot register a public park as his address with a municipal government. The plaintiff was illegally living The Diet (Japan's parliament) passed a resolution on June 6, 2008, to recognize the Ainu as an indigenous people. On the same day, Chief Cabinet Secretary Nobutaka Machimura released a comment on the resolution, in which The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed the new Insurance Law on May 30, 2008. The old law was enacted in 1911. At that time, the legislature did not foresee the spread of injury and illness insurance, and The Diet (Japan's Parliament) passed a new law on June 5, 2008, to regulate foreign ships' navigation within Japan's territorial waters. Japan did not previously have a law to control the movements of suspect foreign ships Japan and Indonesia signed the Agreement for an Economic Partnership (EPA) on August 20, 2007, under which Japan agreed to issue visas and allow resident status for qualified Indonesian nurses and nursing-care workers. The workers will The Japanese government has paid a large part of the expenses for U.S. military bases in Japan since 1978. Those expenses include housing, schools, and recreational facilities for U.S. soldiers and base employees, salaries of Japanese Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution renounces war and states: "land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained." The constitutionality of Japan's Self Defense Force (SDF) has been a It has sometimes been argued in court proceedings that police officers or public prosecutors forced or led certain contents of written declarations of suspects. In Japan, police officers or public prosecutors draft written declarations of suspects Shareholders of a Japanese company recently sued the company's former president and directors, alleging that they caused damage to the company by concealing the use of an unauthorized food additive for pork buns and continuing to On January 28, 2008, the Tokyo District Court ordered McDonald's Holdings Co. (Japan) Ltd. to pay 7.55 million yen (US$70,000) in overtime allowance and "additional pay" to a manager at one of its outlets. The court New legislation, the Law Concerning the Distribution in Payments to Victims of Crime-Related Deposits in Financial Institutions, was promulgated in Japan on December 21, 2007. This Law facilitates financial institutions' freezing of accounts in which funds On December 7, 2007, the Ministry of Justice of Japan released the names of three executed criminals, together with information on the crimes they committed and the places of the executions. This is the first time An American university professor dropped mobile phones and wallets containing cash in Tokyo and New York. The return rate in Japan was higher. Because lost items have piled up at lost property centers and the cost After Japan's defeat in the Second World War, Koreans who had entered Japan during the war, in many cases against their will, returned to the Korean peninsula. Those that remained in Japan immediately after 1945 could Although Japan's A-Bomb Special Measures Law of 1968 did not clearly exclude A-bomb survivors who lived outside Japan from being recipients of health maintenance allowances, the Health Ministry notification of 1974 excluded them. Forty Koreans who All Japanese people have records in the Family Register. Therefore, it is easy to prove that a person is Japanese by submitting an official copy of the Family Register. A few hundred Filipinos whose fathers were Under Japan's Law Concerning Organ Transplant (Law No.104 of 1997), the donation of organs is permitted from a dead or brain-dead donor. The criteria for establishing brain death are set by the Health Ministry Ordinance. Electroencephalography... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Nov 2007 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l20540167_text