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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

Support for Raising Children of the Next Generation (June 24, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

Because of the country's low birthrate and problems arising from a shrinking population, since 1994 the ...

Topic: Child welfare; Families
Jurisdiction: Japan

New Laws for Healthcare and Medical Strategy (June 10, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

The Act to Promote Healthcare and Medical Strategy was promulgated in Japan on May 30, 2014. ...

Topic: Health; Health promotion and preventive care; Medical research
Jurisdiction: Japan

New Water Circulation Basic Act (May 20, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

The Water Circulation Basic Act was promulgated in Japan on April 2, 2014. (Act ...

Topic: Forests; Natural resources; Water resources
Jurisdiction: Japan

Promotion of Investment in Overseas Infrastructure Projects (May 05, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

Japan's Overseas Transport and City Development Support Service Stock Corporation Act was promulgated on April 18, ...

Topic: Foreign trade and international finance; Transportation and public works
Jurisdiction: Japan

Support and Promotion of Amami and Ogasawara Islands (April 24, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

The Diet (Japan's parliament) recently extended the effect of special acts that promote two remote island ...

Topic: Rural development; Tourism
Jurisdiction: Japan

Gang Member Convicted of Fraud for Playing Golf While Hiding His Gang Membership (April 18, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

The Japanese Supreme Court has recently reached different conclusions in similar cases involving golf course policies ...

Topic: Fraud and financial crimes; Judiciary
Jurisdiction: Japan

Basic Law on Measures Against Health Problems Caused by Alcohol Intake (February 05, 2014) by Sayuri Umeda

A law that establishes measures on alcohol-related problems, including health issues and alcoholism, was enacted in ...

Topic: Alcoholic beverages; Health
Jurisdiction: Japan

Government Employees Permitted Leave to Accompany Spouses Abroad (December 24, 2013) by Sayuri Umeda

At the end of November 2013, the Diet (Japan's parliament) adopted acts that enable public servants ...

Topic: Administrative law and regulatory procedures; Officials and employees
Jurisdiction: Japan

Renewable Energy Production to Aid Agricultural, Forestry, and Fishing Villages (December 18, 2013) by Sayuri Umeda

The Diet, Japan's parliament, recently enacted the Act on Promotion of Generating Renewable Energy Harmonized with ...

Topic: Alternative and renewable resources; Energy; Energy efficiency and conservation
Jurisdiction: Japan

Severe Punishment for Drivers Who Have Seizures in Certain Traffic Accident Cases (December 11, 2013) by Sayuri Umeda

The Diet, Japan's parliament, adopted a law in November 2013 that imposes stricter penalties on reckless ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Driving while intoxicated; Motor vehicles
Jurisdiction: Japan

Government Discusses How to Deal with "Revenge Porn" (November 20, 2013) by Sayuri Umeda

In early October 2013, an 18 year-old Japanese high school girl was killed by her ex-boyfriend. ...

Topic: Crime victims; Crimes against children; Internet; Pornography
Jurisdiction: Japan

Supreme Court Gives Out-of-Wedlock Children Equal Inheritance Rights (September 24, 2013) by Sayuri Umeda

Japan's Supreme Court ruled on September 4, 2013, that a Civil Code provision granting half inheritance ...

Topic: Children; Families; Discrimination
Jurisdiction: Japan

Two Laws Amended to Better Protect Women (August 23, 2013) by Sayuri Umeda

The Diet, Japan's legislature, at the end of its regular session in late June 2013 passed ...

Topic: Domestic violence; Families
Jurisdiction: Japan

Agreement Against Organized Crime and Terrorism (April 24, 2013) by Norma Gutierrez

During his recent visit to Japan, on April 8, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and ...

Topic: Terrorism
Jurisdiction: Japan; Mexico

New Flu Special Measures Act Moved Up (April 15, 2013) by Sayuri Umeda

Japan's Special Measures Act to Counter New Types of Influenza was promulgated last year, on May ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Japan

Landmark Fishing Agreement (April 15, 2013) by Wendy Zeldin

On April 10, 2013, the Republic of China (on Taiwan) (ROC) and Japan concluded a landmark ...

Topic: International affairs
Jurisdiction: Japan; Taiwan

A Divorced Parent's Child Visitation Rights Can Be Enforced (April 12, 2013) by Sayuri Umeda

On March 28, 2013, Japan's Supreme Court affirmed the adjudication of a High Court that had ...

Topic: Families
Jurisdiction: Japan

Corporal Punishment in Schools (April 12, 2013) by Sayuri Umeda

Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) issued a new circular on March ...

Topic: Education
Jurisdiction: Japan

Three Vaccinations Added to Routine Vaccination Schedules (April 09, 2013) by Sayuri Umeda

The recent amendment to Japan's Vaccination Law added haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), human papilloma virus ...

Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Japan

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Last updated: July 15, 2014