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Judicial System in Japan


Court System of Japan

1 The Constitution of Japan

2 The Supreme Court

3 Courts other than the Supreme Court (Lower Courts)

4 Justices, Judges, and Court Officials other than Judges

5 Public Prosecutors and Attorneys

6 Citizen Participation in the Judicial Process



Outline of Civil Procedure in Japan (PDF:1.0MB)

About the outline of civil procedure

Outline of Criminal Justice in Japan (PDF:1.5MB)

About the outline of criminal justice

Guide to the Family Court of Japan (PDF:1.1MB)

About the outline of domestic relations cases, personal status cases, cases relating to the return of the child under the Act for Implementation of the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and juvenile cases