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- An updated translation of Ordinance for Enforcement of the Insurance Business Act (Part II Chapter VI through Part V (Tentative translation))has been released. (July 22, 2016)
- An updated translation of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Insurance Business Act (Part I through Part II Chapter V (Tentative translation)) has been released. (July 22, 2016)
- The tentative translation of the Act on Promoting Quality Assurance in Public Works has been replaced with the finalized translation. (July 19, 2016)
- A translation of the Act on RIKEN (Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, National Research and Development Agency)(Tentative translation) has been released. (July 14, 2016)
- A translation of the Act on Japan Science and Technology Agency(Tentative translation) has been released. (July 14, 2016)