that oversees the administration of justice. Consists of the
Bureau, Rehabilitation Bureau, Criminal Affairs Bureau, and Research
Training Institute. Includes general information on each bureau as well
Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
A United Nations
institute "promoting the sound development of criminal justice systems
cooperation in Asia and the Pacific Region." UNAFEI serves as a
and research institute for criminal justice personnel. Information on
seminars and courses is available as well as full-text of newsletters
their Resource Material Series.
Guide to Law Online, Japan
The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the United States Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.
Court of Japan
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
Provides pdf format downloads of translations of Japanese laws and regulations.
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.
Research Institute of Police Science
of police science in Japan presents general information on forensic
technology and crime prevention.
Offers statistics on the police, criminal offenses, gangs, drugs, and traffic accidents.
Urban Security Research Institute
Bureau and Statistics Center
Get statistics on
code crimes, special law crimes, and traffic violations. The Japanese
Statistical Yearbook is available online with a section on justice and