Administration of Justice

Crimes in Japan

This document contains the following section: Penal Code Offenses; Juvenile Delinquency and Victimization; Economic Related Offenses; Cybercrime Clearances and Complaints; Overview of Organized Crime; Countermeasures against Boryokudan Gangs; Drug and Firearm Control; Transnational Crime; Fatal Traffic Accidents and Road Traffic Law Violations; Motorcycle Gangs; Crime Victim Payment System; and Statistics.

Japan In Figures
       www.stat.go.jp/english/data/index.htm

This is a convenient source for statistical information concerning Japan, covering demographic, economic, social and cultural areas. Information is presented in charts and graphs.

Japan Information Network Statistics
       jin.jcic.or.jp/

Presents data on number of felonies, larcenies, white-collar and moral offenses from 1984 on; number of police officers and stations and kobans;  traffic accidents; arrests of gang members; and drug abuse violations.

Japan Statistical Yearbook
       www.stat.go.jp/english/data/nenkan/index.htm

This website offers statistical compendiums, survey results and economic and financial data on Japan. It also includes a section on justice and the police, with detailed statistics on juvenile cases, corrections, justice administration, etc.

Overview of Japanese Police
       www.npa.go.jp/english/index.htm

Presents an overview of the Japanese police organization, including various special units.

White Paper on Crime
       www.moj.go.jp/HOUSO/hakusho2.html

In Japanese

White Papers on Crime

Presents an overview of crime trends, treatment of offenders, trends in juvenile delinquency and treatment of juvenile offenders, specific offenses and offenders, victims of crime and state support, situation of and measures against economic offenses, trends in offenses of by organized crime groups and treatment of organized crime group members, and appendices. In English. (Website)

World Factbook of Criminal Justice Systems, Japan
       bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/content/pub/ascii/WFBCJJAP.TXT

Provides a narrative description of the criminal justice system of Japan. Forty-two other country descriptions are written with a common template so that comparisons of similar functions in different countries can be made easily.


Human Rights

Annual Reports to Congress on Human Rights Practices - Japan
These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, to the U.S. Congress. The law provides that the Secretary of State shall transmit a "full and complete report regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights, within the meaning of subsection (A) in countries that receive assistance under this part, and (B) in all other foreign countries which are members of the United Nations and which are not otherwise the subject of a human rights report under this Act." Reports on several countries are included that do not fall into the categories established by these statutes and that thus are not covered by the congressional requirement. The reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Univeral Declaration of Human Rights. (website).

Annual Reports to Congress on International Religious Freedom - Japan

These reports, produced by the U.S. Department of State, describe the status of religious freedom in Japan, government policies violating religious belief and practices of groups, religious denominations, and individuals, and U.S. policies to promote religious freedom around the world. It is submitted in compliance with the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998.


Juvenile Justice

Current Juvenile Police Policy in Japan
      
www.npa.go.jp/english/seisaku3/20060424.pdf

This site presents a special issue of the Journal of Police Science entitled "Current Juvenile Police in Japan."  It contains the following articles: Postwar Fourth Wave of Juvenile Delinquency and Tasks of Juvenile Police; Establishment of Rule of Juvenile Police Activity and Future Task; Activities by Juvenile Support Centers for Protection Juveniles; and Clinical Psychology-Based Community Support for Delinquency: Cooperation Strategy for Relevant Organizations.

Situation of Juvenile Delinquency in Japan in 2006
      
www.npa.go.jp/english/syonen1/20070312.pdf

Presents situation of Japanese juvenile delinquency in 2006.


Research & Statistics

Historical Statistics of Japan - Justice and Peace
      
www.stat.go.jp/english/data/chouki/28.htm

This site provides multiple links to documents that detail historical (early 20th century to 2004) data on the following areas: police and prosecution, justice, and corrections and rehabilitation.

Statistical Yearbook
      
www.stat.go.jp/english/data/chouki/28.htm

This site provides multiple links to documents that detail historical (early 20th century to 2004) data on the following areas: police and prosecution, justice, and corrections and rehabilitation.


Terrorism

The Growing Severity of the International Terrorism Situation
      
www.npa.go.jp/keibi/kokutero1/english/index.html

This report includes the current situation of international terrorism, terrorism risks which Japan may face and some measures of Japanese police have taken.