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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

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

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Last updated: September 04, 2014