What's New
2022-05-26 A Proposed Act to Partially Amend the Certified Public Accountants Act and the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (Outline) has been released.
2022-05-24 Basic Act on Traffic Safety Measures has been replaced with the finalized translation.
2022-05-23 Basic Space Act (Tentative translation) has been released.
2022-05-20 Patent Attorneys Act has been replaced with the finalized translation.
2022-05-18 Reforming Some of Japan's Fundamental Civil Laws Toward Solving the Issue of Unclaimed Land (Outline of the Act Partially Amending the Civil Code and Other Acts, and of the Act on Vesting Inherited Land in the National Treasury) has been released.
2022-05-17 The Order for Enforcement of the Act on Conservation of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Tentative translation) has been released.
2022-05-16 The Proposed Act to Partially Amend the Consumer Contract Act and the Act on Special Measures Concerning Civil Court Proceedings for the Collective Redress for Property Damage Incurred by Consumers (Outline) has been released.
2022-05-13 The Bill to Partially Amend the Insurance Business Act (Outline) has been released.
2022-05-12 Translation development plan in 2022 has been released.
2022-05-12 Translation development plan in 2021 has been replaced with the revised version.
2022-05-12 Act on the Promotion of Efforts to Eliminate Unfair Discriminatory Speech and Behavior against Persons with Countries of Origin other than Japan has been replaced with the finalized translation.
2022-05-12 Act on the Promotion of the Elimination of Buraku Discrimination has been replaced with the finalized translation.
2022-05-11 Rules of Procedures for Cases relating to the Return of a Child under the Act for Implementation of the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Tentative translation) have been replaced with the finalized translation.
2022-05-10 The Act on the Use of Information and Communications Technology to Make Payments That Become Part of the National Revenue (Outline) has been released.
2022-05-09 Public Announcement on the Items of Goods Subject to Import Quotas, the Places of Origin or Places of Shipment of Goods Requiring Approval for Import, and Other Necessary Matters Concerning Import of Goods (Part 1 (Tentative translation)) has been released.
2022-05-09 Guidelines Concerning Measures to Be Taken by Employers in Terms of Employment Management in Connection with Problems Arising as a Result of Behavior That Is Based on Dominant Relationships in the Workplace (Tentative translation) has been released.
2022-05-02 The Proposed Act Partially Amending the Plant Protection Act (Outline) has been released.
2022-05-02 The Proposed Act Partially Amending the Land Improvement Act (Outline) has been released.
2022-04-27 Cabinet Order on Export Trade Control (Tentative translation) has been released.
2022-04-27 Regulations for Export Trade Control (Tentative translation) has been released.
2022-04-27 High Pressure Gas Safety Act (Tentative translation) has been released.
2022-04-27 Act on Securing, Etc. of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment (Tentative translation) has been released.
2022-04-27 Act on the Promotion of Female Participation and Career Advancement in the Workplace (Tentative translation) has been released.
2022-04-27 The Board of Audit Act (Tentative translation) has been replaced with the finalized translation.
2022-04-26 Regulation for Enforcement of the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations (Tentative translation) has been replaced with the finalized translation.
2022-04-26 Act on the Authority of the Minister of Justice over Suits Relating to the Interests of the State (Tentative translation) has been replaced with the finalized translation.
2022-04-26 Dental Medical Practitioners' Act (Tentative translation) has been released.
2022-04-22 Regulation for Enforcement of the Act on the Securitization of Assets (Tentative translation) has been replaced with the finalized translation.
2022-04-22 Act on the Securitization of Assets (Tentative translation) has been replaced with the finalized translation.
2022-04-21 The Proposed Act Partially Amending the Act on Securing Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Products Including Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, and Other Acts (Outline) has been released.
2022-04-19 The Board of Audit Act (Tentative translation) has been released.
2022-04-18 The Proposed Act Partially Amending the Child Welfare Act and Other Legislation (Outline) has been released.
2022-04-15 The Proposed Act Partially Amending the Civil Aeronautics Act and Other Legislation (Outline) has been released.
2022-04-13 FY2022 Tax Reform(Outline) has been released.
2022-03-31 Act for Mutual Recognition between Japan and Foreign States on the Results of Conformity Assessments for Specified Equipment has been replaced with the finalized translation.
2022-03-25 The website has been renewed.
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