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ID Number Act Expanded Even Before Becoming Operative (September 16, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda
The Diet (Japan's legislature) has amended and expanded an act that establishes a personal identification (ID) ...
Topic: Banks and financial institutions; Employee benefits; Government documents; Health information and medical records; Health insurance; Social security; Taxation
Active Volcanoes Special Measures Act Amended (September 11, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda
In September 2014, Mt. Ontake, located in central Japan, erupted and resulted in the loss of ...
Topic: Disasters; Emergency communications systems; Emergency management
Regulation of Heat Supply Business Relaxed (August 19, 2015) by Sayuri Umeda
To reform energy-related businesses in Japan, several laws were amended and promulgated on June 24, 2015. ...
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
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
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 ...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 & ...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Last updated: September 16, 2015