Law Search

You can search and display the laws by entering terms (keywords) contained in the law, law titles, law numbers, categories of law, and organizations in charge of translating the laws.

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It searches it for the law name and the law text when the keyword is input and searched.

When you enter two or more keywords, separate each term with a space.

If you enter the keywords consisting of one-byte letters (example: "act"), only the English translations of laws are searched.If you enter keywords consisting of two-byte letters and one-byte letters (example: "法 act"), the law data both in Japanese and English are simultaneously searched.

 All of the data contained in the "Japanese Law Translation Database System" may be cited, reproduced or reprinted as needed. These are unofficial translations. 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.
 Additionally, any data that the title of a law indicates to be a "Tentative translation" has not yet been proofread or corrected by a native English speaker or legal translation expert; this data may be revised in the future.