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June 11, 2004

Setting the Law Straight

The Japanese legal system is set to become more accessible, as a commision has recommended that a standard English translation of the law be established. According to the Japan Times, "A subpanel of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's research commission on the judicial system issued a proposal Wednesday urging the government to work on such a project. The move is part of an effort to support ongoing judicial reform, as well as to encourage more foreign investment in Japan." At the moment, laws are translated on an ad hoc basis, often leading to different interpretations and confusion.
Standard English legal code translation in works

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