About Law Data

 The data contained in the Japanese Law Translation Database System may be cited, reproduced, or reprinted in accordance with the Terms of Use. These are not official texts. 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.

About Law Data
- Law data includes laws whose text is untranslated but whose titles have been translated, and repealed laws; these are marked in the list of search results as follows:
: A law whose text is untranslated but whose title has been translated.
: A repeal law.
- The "Amendment" and "Dictonary Ver." displayed in the upper part of the law text mean following:
"Amendment": shows which amendment the text of the law displayed here reflects; this is not necessarily the most recent amendment to the law in question.
"Dictionary Ver.": the version of the Standard Bilingual Dictionary on which the translation of the law was based.
- The previous law data will be shown when you click "History" tab.


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- Law data can be downloaded in various file formats from the text display screen.
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  *Word file (.doc)
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  *PDF (.pdf)
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  *XML (.xml)
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