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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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NOTICE TO USERS
- A translation of the Act on Measures Incidental to Criminal Proceedings for Protecting the Rights and Interests of Crime Victims has been released. (September 29, 2016)
- The tentative translation of the Ordinance on Services and Accounting Books, etc. of Legal Professional Corporation and Registered Foreign Lawyer Corporation has been replaced with the finalized translation. (September 29, 2016)
- The tentative translation of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Civil Court Proceedings for the Collective Redress for Property Damage Incurred by Consumers has been replaced with the finalized translation. (September 29, 2016)
- The tentative translation of the Act on Promotion of Contracts of the State and Other Entities, Which Show Consideration for Reduction of Emissions of Greenhouse Gases, etc. has been replaced with the finalized translation. (September 26, 2016)
- The tentative translation of the Prices Control Ordinance has been replaced with the finalized translation. (September 26, 2016)