Japan Legislation

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Constitutional law

Constitution of Japan
Constitution of Japan
Constitution of Japan

Litigation and court procedure

Practising Attorney Law (205 / 1949)

Administrative / Public Law

Administrative Procedure Law No. 88 of 1993
Administrative Procedure Law No. 88 of 1993
Alien Registration Law
Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act
Law Concerning Access to Information Held by Administrative Organs
Law Concerning Access to Information Held by Administrative Organs
Law Concerning Access to Information Held by Administrative Organs
Law Concerning Controls on the Illicit Export and Import of Cultural Property
Law of Extradition
The Foreign Lawyers Law
The Nationality law

Criminal Law

Cannabis Control Law (Law No. 124 of July 10, 1948)
Law for International Assistance in Investigation and other Related Matters
Law for Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds (Law No. 22 of 2007)
Penal Code of Japan (extract - provisions relating to Cybercrimes or computer crimes)
Penal Code ( act 45 of 1907)

Civil Law

Civil Code (Part I , Part III Chapter I) 1896 - Act No. 89 of 1896
Civil Code Act No. 89 of 1896. Part Family Law
Civil Code Act No. 89 of 1896
The code of Civil Procedure
The code of Civil Procedure (part VIII Arbitration)

Commercial Law

Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc. to Subcontractors (1956)
Commercial Code of Japan
Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Control Law
The Consumer Contract Act
The Product Liability Act

Company law

Act Against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations (1962)
Act Concerning Elimination and Prevention of Involvement in Bid Rigging etc (2002)
Act Concerning Prohibition of Private Monopolization and Maintenance of Fair Trade (1947,revised 2005)
Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, Etc. to Subcontractors (1956)
Act on Prohibition of Private Monopolization and Maintenance of Fair Trade (1947,revised 2005)
Japanese Law relating to recognition and assistance for foreign insolvency proceedings Law No 129 of 2000
Limited Partnership Act for Investment (Law No.90, 1998)
Small and Medium Enterprise Basic Law

Labor Law

Defined Contribution Pension Law no 88 of 2001
Employment Insurance Law
Employment Measure Law
Employment Security Law
Industrial Accident Prevention Organization Law
Labour Relations Adjustment Law
Labour Standards Law
Law Concerning the Improvement of Employment Management, Etc. of Part-Time Workers (Part-Time Work Law) (Law No. 76 of June 18, 1993)
Law Concerning the Succession of Labour Contracts, Etc. upon the Divisive Reorganization of Company
Law Concerning the Welfare of Workers Who Take Care of Children or Other Family Members, Including Child Care and Family Care Leave
Law for Securing the Proper Operation of Worker Dispatching Undertakings and Improved Working Conditions for Dispatched Workers
Law on Securing, Etc. of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment
Law on Securing, Etc. of Equal Opportunity and Treatment between Men and Women in Employment Law No. 113 of July 1, 1972
Minimum Wages Law
Security of Wage Payment
Trade Union Law
Working Environment Measurement Law

Health law

Food Safety Basic Law (Law no 48 of 2003)
Industrial Safety and Health law Law No. 57 of June 8, 1972
Law concerning Regulation relating to Human Cloning Techniques and Other Similar Techniques
Pneumoconiosis Law
The Basic Law for Persons with Disabilities

Insurance Law

Automobile Liability Security Law
Insurance Business Act
Law Concerning Safety Assurance and Quality Improvement of Feeds (35/1953)

Tax law

Corporation Tax Law
Income Tax Law
Landholding Tax
The Consumption Tax Law
The Law Concerning Special Exceptions to the Income Tax Law, Corporation Tax Law and Regional Tax Law in order to enforce Tax Treaties

Banking law

Bank of Japan Law
Bank of Japan Law
Banking law 1981
Insurance Business Law 1996
Law on Sales of Financial Products
Law relating to recognition and assistance for foreign insolvency proceedings (Law No 129 of 2000)
Long-Term Credit Bank Law
Public Finance Law (Law No. 34, Apr. 31, 1947)
The Board of Audit Law
The Certified Public Accountants Law
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation Law No.35, 1999
The Japan Finance Corporation Law (Law No. 57 of 2007)

Communications and Media Law

Broadcast Law
Cable Television Broadcast Law (Law No. 114 of 1972)
Law Concerning Electronic Signatures and Certification Services
Law Concerning Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Etc. (Law No. 85 of 1984)
Law on Electronic Signatures and Certification Services (Law No. 102 of 2000)
Law to Regulate the Operation of the Cable Sound Broadcasting Service (Law No. 135 of 1951)
Radio Law (Law No. 131 of 1950)
Radio Law 1950
Telecommunications Business Law No. 86 of December 25, 1984
The Science and Technology Basic Law (Law No. 130 of 1995)
Unauthorized Computer Access Law (Law No. 128 of 1999)

Transport and Maritime Law

Aids to Navigation Law (Law No. 99 of 1949 as amended through Law No. 89 of 1993)
Japan Coast Guard Law (Law No. 28, 1948 as amended by Law No. 102, 1999)
Japanese Carriage of Goods by Sea Act 1992
Law Concerning Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Law Concerning The National Space Development Agency Of Japan (Law No. 50 of June 23, 1969, as amended)
Law Number 161 of 13th December 2002, Law concerning Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Law for International Carriage of Goods by Sea Law No. 172 of 1957
Law on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone (law no 30 of 1977)
Maritime Traffic Safety Law (Law No.115, 1972 as amended by Law No.90, 1995)
Port Regulations Law (Law No. 174 of 1948 as amended through Law No. 90 of 1995)
The Ship Safety Law

Environmental Law

Agricultural Land Soil Pollution Prevention Law
Air Pollution Control Law
Environmental Impact Assessment law
Fisheries Law No 267 of 1949
Fundamental Law for Establishing a Sound Material-Cycle Society
Invasive Alien Species Act (Law No. 78 (June 2, 2004)
Law Concerning Reporting, etc. of Releases to the Environment of Specific Chemical Substances and Promoting Improvements in Their Management
Law Concerning Special Measures against Dioxins
Law Concerning the Promotion of Business Activities with Environmental Consideration by Specified Corporations, etc, by Facilitating Access to Environmental Information, and Other Measures
Law Concerning the Promotion of Procurement of Eco-Friendly Goods and Services by the State and Other Entities
Law Concerning the Promotion of the Measures to Cope with Global Warming
Law concerning the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity through Regulation on the Use of Living Modified Organisms
Law concerning the Rational Use of Energy
Law concerning the Recovery and Destruction of Fluorocarbons (Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law) (June 2001)
Law for Enhancing Motivation on Environmental Conservation and Promoting of Environmental Education
Law for the Control of Export, Import and Others of Specified Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes
Law for the Promotion of Nature Restoration
Law on Special Measures concerning Removal of Environmental Problems Caused by Specified Industrial Wastes
Law relating to Protection of the Environment in Antarctica
Noise Regulation Law
Offensive Odor Control Law
Studded Tires Regulation Law
The Basic Environment Law
The Law Concerning the Protection of the Ozone Layer Through the Control of Specified Substances and Other Measures (May 1988)
Vibration Regulation Law
Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law
Water Pollution Control Law
Wildlife Protection And Hunting Law

Intellectual Property Law

Copyright law of Japan
Integrated Circuits (Circuit Layout), Law (Consolidation), 31/05/1985 (12/11/1993), No. 43 (No. 89)
Patent Law No. 121 of April 13, 1959, as amended by Law No. 220 of December 22, 1999
Plant Variety (Seeds Seedlings), Law (Consolidation), 02/10/1947 (12/05/1995), No. 115 (No. 91)

Arbitration law

Arbitration Law
Arbitration Law (Law No.138 of 2003)
Arbitration Law (Law No.138 of 2003)

Energy law

Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law (234 /1961)
The Atomic Energy Basic Law

Agriculture Law

The Basic Law on Food, Agriculture and Rural Areas
The Law Concerning Standardization and Proper Labeling of Agricultural and Forestry Products (Law No. 175 of 1950)

Law Sources

Bank of Japan
Copyright Research and Information Center
Fair Trade Commission of Japan
International Center for Occupational Safety and health
Japan Biosafety Clearing House
Japan Institute of Workers' Evolution
Japanlaw.co.jp
Ministry of Environment
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of land , Infrastructure and Transport
Mizuho Securities Co Japanese Law
Roderick Seeman's Japan Law Info
Temple University legal resources
The Energy Conservation Center
The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training
The Japan Shipping Exchange

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