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Japan Federation of Bar Associations

President’s Message

Kazuhiro Nakamoto
Kazuhiro Nakamoto, President of the JFBA



Welcome to the Japan Federation of Bar Associations ("JFBA").

The current situation in Japan is in the midst of major social changes including a declining population, need for fiscal consolidation, globalization, diffusion of IT, and further, the shift from the practice of lifetime employment to an increase in the adoption of non-regular employment, while institutional reforms are being required in every aspect of the society. On the other hand, as the international situation changes, intense discussions are taking place among people over the national security framework such as how to preserve the peace, whether or not to amend the Constitution of Japan. Under such circumstances, the roles of the judiciary, particularly the roles of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA), are becoming ever-more important.


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News Release
2016/06/01 White Paper on Attorneys 2015
2016/03/11 Statement Marking the Fifth Anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the Subsequent Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant Accident
Resolution to Address Issues in Concert to Ensure the Realization of Systemic Reform in the Fostering of Legal Professionals
2015/12/18 Statement Calling for the Revision of the Discriminatory Provisions of the Civil Code in Response to the Ruling Rendered by the Grand Bench of the Supreme Court Regarding the Requirement for Married Couples to Adopt the Same Surname and the Remarriage Prohibition Period (Summary)
Statement Protesting Execution of the Death Penalty and Reiterating our Request for the Suspension of Executions and the Launch of a Nationwide Debate on the Abolition of the Death Penalty
2015/12/09 Request for the Launch of a Nationwide Debate on Abolition of the Death Penalty System and Suspending Executions and Taking Immediate Measures to Prevent Miscarriages of Justice Leading to the Death Penalty
2015/10/23 Statement Regarding the Decision to Open a Retrial of the Higashi-Sumiyoshi Case (Summary)
2015/10/02 Resolution Calling for the Improvement of Working Conditions and Environment where All Women can be Relieved from Poverty and Work and Live without Gender Disadvantage (Summary)
Resolution Calling for the Relief for the People Affected by the Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant Accident and for the Facilitation of Disaster Recovery (Summary)
2015/09/19 Statement Protesting the Enactment of the Bills to Revise Japan's National Security Policies (Summary)
2015/08/28 Statement Calling for Re-examination of the “Social Security Reform Categories” in the Basic Policy on Economic and Fiscal Management and Reform 2015 (Summary)
2015/08/07 President’s Statement Marking Seventy Years Since the End of World War II (Summary)
2015/07/24 Statement Calling for Respect for Freedom of the Press (Summary)
Statement Expressing Concern with the Taking of a Group of Lawyers in China and Calling for the Guarantee, etc. of Lawyers’ Practice

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