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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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- An updated translation of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act(tentative translation) has been released. (May 18, 2016)
- A translation of the Act on the Prevention of Disabled Abuse, Support for Caregivers of Persons with Disabilities and Other Related Matters (tentative translation) has been released. (May 16, 2016)
- A translation of the Act on Special Provisions Concerning Civil Procedure Attendant upon Implementation of the "Convention on Civil Procedure" and Other Conventions (tentative translation) has been released. (May 16, 2016)
- A translation of the Guidelines on Prevention of Radiation Hazards for Workers Engaged in Works under a Designated Dose Rate(tentative translation) has been released. (May 11, 2016)
- An updated translation of the Ministerial Ordinance Specifying the Method of Provision of Information on the Properties and Handling of Designated Chemical Substances, etc. (tentative translation) has been released. (May 11, 2016)