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Japan Federation of Bar Associations

President’s Message

Tadashi ARA, President of the JFBA


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I am honored to have been elected to serve as the President of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA), receiving more than 10,000 votes from JFBA members, in the revote that took place on March 11, 2020, by doing so winning a plurality in 40 bar associations which is over three-quarters of all bar associations. I look forward to serving to the very best of my ability during my two-year term starting in April. I would like kindly ask for your continued support for the duration of my term.

News Release
2021/03/13 International symposium: Prospects of the Future of Criminal Justice - Can criminal justice systems coexist with death penalty and attacks on lawyers?
2021/02/18 Statement of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations at the 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
2021/01/22 Statement Welcoming the Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
2020/12/02 Statement on the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights Published by the Japanese Government
2020/11/18 Joint Seminar hosted by MOJ, JFBA and JIDRC on Revised Foreign Lawyers Act and Efforts to Activate International Arbitration
2020/11/17 Grand Design of Criminal Justice Reform for Preventing Miscarriages of Justice (Enzai) 2020 Edition
Opinion Calling for Eliminating Hostage Justice
2020/11/10 Act on Special Measures concerning the Handling of Legal Services by Foreign Lawyers (Foreign Lawyers Act) has been amended.
2020/11/06 Statement Calling for Early Signing and Ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by the Japanese Government
2020/10/23 Request to Abolish the Death Penalty
2020/10/21 Statement Calling for Serious Consideration of the Opinion of the UN Human Rights Council’s WGAD concerning Detention in the Context of Migration and Complying with International Law
2020/10/05 Statement Calling for a Thorough Review by the Council on Renovation of the Legal and Prosecutorial Administration to Ensure that Japanese Criminal Procedure will Comply with the Constitution of Japan and International Human Rights Instruments
2020/09/10 Opinion Calling for Appropriate Application of the Act on the Promotion of Efforts to Eliminate Unfair Discriminatory Speech and Behavior against Persons Originating from Outside Japan
JFBA co-signed “CCBE Statement on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the role of lawyers”

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