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The website of the Supreme Court (https://www.courts.go.jp/english, hereinafter referred to as the “Website”) includes information on the Supreme Court.

Although the accuracy of the information included on this Website is guaranteed as far as possible, the Supreme Court assumes no responsibility in the case of any and all acts taken by users making use of the information included in this Website. Also, articles on this Website may be altered or deleted without advance notice.

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