Administration of Justice

Ministry of Justice
www.moj.go.jp/

A governmental organization that oversees the administration of justice. Consists of the Corrections Bureau, Rehabilitation Bureau, Criminal Affairs Bureau, and Research and Training Institute. Includes general information on each bureau as well as brief reports.

Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
www.kantei.go.jp/jp/link/server_j.html

In Japanese.


Corrections

Correction Bureau
www.moj.go.jp/ENGLISH/CB/cb-01.html


This website provides brief information regarding Japanese correction services.

Crime Prevention

Asia Crime Prevention Foundation (UNAFEI)
www.acpf.org/index(E).htm


In Japanese and English

United Nations Asia and Far East Institute

for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI)
www.unafei.or.jp/

A United Nations regional institute "promoting the sound development of criminal justice systems and mutual cooperation in Asia and the Pacific Region." UNAFEI serves as a training and research institute for criminal justice personnel. Information on training seminars and courses is available as well as full-text of newsletters and their Resource Material Series.


Law & the Courts

Courts in Japan
www.courts.go.jp/

In Japanese and English

Judicial Reform Council
www.kantei.go.jp/jp/singi/sihou/index.html

In Japanese

Supreme Court of Japan
www.courts.go.jp/english/

Provides an outline of the court system, a guide to court procedure, and prominent judgments of the Supreme Court in full-text.

Translations of Japanese Laws and Regulations
www.cas.go.jp/jp/seisaku/hourei/data1.html

Provides pdf format downloads of translations of Japanese laws and regulations.


Police & Law Enforcement

National Police Agency
www.npa.go.jp/english/index.htm

The National Police Agency (NPA) is the central coordinating body for the entire Japanese police system.  As such, it determines general standards and policies.  The website of the agency provides information on the structure and organization of NPA, as well as pdf files of various publications, including statistics on crime in Japan and the situation of juvenile delinquency in Japan.  The website is available in Japanese and English.

National Research Institute of Police Science
www.nrips.go.jp/

This central organization of police science in Japan presents general information on forensic science technology and crime prevention.


Research & Statistics

Japan Information Network-Statistics
nippon-jin.com

Offers statistics on the police, criminal offenses, gangs, drugs, and traffic accidents.

Japan Urban Security Research Institute
www.jusri.or.jp/home.html

Japanese only.

Statistics Bureau and Statistics Center
www.stat.go.jp/

Get statistics on penal code crimes, special law crimes, and traffic violations. The Japanese Statistical Yearbook is available online with a section on justice and police.