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Voting Age Lowered from 20 to 18 (June 24, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda

The Public Office Election Law was amended by Japan's legislature and promulgated on June 19, 2015 ...

Topic: Elections and politics
Jurisdiction: Japan

Horse Racing Act Amended (June 16, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda

Japan's amended Horse Racing Act was promulgated on May 7, 2015. (Horse Racing Act, Act ...

Topic: Animals; Gambling; Livestock
Jurisdiction: Japan

Supreme Court Limits Responsibility of Parents (June 12, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda

Japan's Supreme Court ruled on April 9, 2015, that the parents of a boy were not ...

Topic: Torts
Jurisdiction: Japan

Flood Prevention and Sewerage Service Acts Amended (June 11, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda

Flood damage cost 410 billion yen (about US$ 3.3 billion) in Japan in 2013. (Press ...

Topic: Floods and storm protection; Waste management
Jurisdiction: Japan

Sports Agency Established, Tokyo Olympics/Paralympics Special Act Enacted (June 05, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda

The Diet (Japan's parliament) has adopted two acts that are designed to support preparation for the ...

Topic: Sports and recreation
Jurisdiction: Japan

New Urban Farming Promotion Basic Act (June 04, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda

Japan's Urban Farming Promotion Basic Act was promulgated on April 22, 2015. (Act No. ...

Topic: Agriculture and food
Jurisdiction: Japan

Supreme Court Upholds Punishment for Sexual Harassment (March 02, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda

On February 26, 2015, Japan's Supreme Court reversed the judgment of the Osaka High Court, which ...

Topic: Employment and training programs; Harassment; Judiciary; Labor-management relations; Supreme court; Temporary and part-time employment; Women's rights
Jurisdiction: Japan

Act on Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (January 23, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda

The Act on the Protection of Specially Designated Secrets (SDS Act) that was promulgated on December ...

Topic: Government documents; National security
Jurisdiction: Japan

Act Against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations Amended (January 06, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda

The Act Against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations (Act No. 134 (May 15, 1962)) was amended ...

Topic: Business ethics; Commerce
Jurisdiction: Japan

Cybersecurity Basic Act Adopted (December 10, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

Recently the vulnerability of Japan's cybersecurity has been a subject of concern. (Yuriy Humber & ...

Topic: Cybersecurity
Jurisdiction: Japan

New Law and Tax Measure to Promote Demolition and Reuse of Abandoned Houses (December 05, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

Japan has recently taken two measures that apply to the management of vacant housing. Abandoned houses ...

Topic: Housing and community development; Property tax
Jurisdiction: Japan

New Revenge Porn Prevention Act (November 26, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently enacted the Revenge Porn Prevention Act. (Shiji seiteki gazou ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Jurisdiction: Japan

Three New "Promotion Acts" Under Jurisdiction of Agriculture and Fisheries Ministry (September 25, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

The last three acts of the 2014 regular Diet session, promulgated on June 26, 2014, were ...

Topic: Agricultural practices; Agriculture and food; Aquaculture
Jurisdiction: Japan

Geographical Indication Act Promulgated (September 24, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

Japan's Geographical Indication (GI) Act was promulgated on June 25, 2014. (Act No. 84, 2014, ...

Topic: Agriculture and food; Trademarks
Jurisdiction: Japan

Other Professionals Expand Practice Areas, Lawyers Displeased (September 17, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

Although the total number of lawyers (bengoshi) who can represent clients in the courts is small ...

Topic: Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Lawyers and legal services
Jurisdiction: Japan

Supreme Court Strikes Down Sentence by Lay Judges (September 04, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

On July 24, 2014, the Supreme Court of Japan rendered a controversial decision on sentencing in ...

Topic: Criminal procedure; Sentencing
Jurisdiction: Japan

Supreme Court Rules Even If No Blood Tie, Parent/Child Relationship Remains (August 15, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

Japan's Supreme Court decided on July 17, 2014, in two similar cases, that the legal father-child ...

Topic: Families ; Paternity
Jurisdiction: Japan

Cabinet Adoption of Constitutional Interpretation Allowing Japan to Engage in Collective Self Defense (August 04, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

Japan's Cabinet adopted a resolution on July 1, 2014, that allows Japanese Self Defense Forces (SDF) ...

Topic: Constitution; Military law; National security
Jurisdiction: Japan

Possession of Child Pornography Finally Punishable (August 04, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

Since 2008, the Japanese government has pushed for an amendment of the law to make the ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Crimes against children; Pornography; Sex offenses
Jurisdiction: Japan

16th National Holiday Added (July 15, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

Japan's National Holiday Act was amended on May 30, 2014. (Act No. 43 of 2014; ...

Topic: Employee benefits; Labor
Jurisdiction: Japan

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Last updated: June 24, 2015