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All of the translations contained in the Japanese Law Translation Database System are unofficial. Only the original Japanese texts of the laws and regulations have legal effect, and the translations are to be used solely as reference materials to aid in the understanding of Japanese laws and regulations. The government of Japan is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the legislative material provided in this website, or for any consequence resulting from use of the information in this website. For all purposes of interpreting and applying law to any legal issue or dispute, users should consult the original Japanese texts published in the Official Gazette.
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- A translation of the Ordinance on Practice and Accounting Books, etc. of Legal Professional Corporation and Registered Foreign Lawyer Corporation (tentative translation) has been released. (April 28, 2016)
- Standard Legal Terms Dictionary Ver11.0 has been released. (April 26, 2016)
- An updated translation of the Quarantine Act(tentative translation) has been released. (April 19, 2016)
- An updated translation of the Act on Authorization of Public Interest Incorporated Associations and Public Interest Incorporated Foundations has been released. (April 15, 2016)
- An updated translation of the Ordinance for Penal Institutions and Treatment of Inmates(tentative translation) has been released. (April 15, 2016)