Tokyo Public Law Office, Foreign Nationals and International Service Section (FISS)
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*FISS is the specialist law department for foreign nationals and international service.

Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA)
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*Under the JFBA there are 52 local Bar Associations including Tokyo Bar Association which I am a member of.

Japanese Law Translation Database System
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*On this website you can see the translations of the laws of Japan.

Courts
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*Various formats are available on the courts’ websites.
*Japan has currently 1 Supreme Court, 8 High Courts (6 branches, 1 Intellectual Property High Court), 50 district courts (203 branches), 50 family courts (203 branches, 77 branch offices) and 438 summary courts.

Japan Legal Support Centre (Houterasu)
English
*Responsible for the legal aids for those who meet certain income and asset criteria.

Tokyo Bar Ministry of Justice
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*Responsible for family law (civil law), corporate law, immigration etc.

Immigration Services Agency of Japan, Ministry of Justice
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Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office
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*Responsible for family law (civil law), corporate law, immigration etc.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
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*Central Authority of the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the Hague Convention).

GenderMinistry of Health, Labor and Welfare
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*Responsible for labour-related laws and regulations.

MinistrJapan Fair Trade Commission
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*Central Authority of the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the Hague Convention).

National Police Agency
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*Plays an important role in supporting DV victims and combating anti-social forces.