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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
2021/05/31 JFBA OECD Joint Webinar “Human Rights and Environmental Due Diligence in practice – Responsible Business Conduct and the Role of Lawyers”
2021/04/22 Statement on the Gender Gap Index Published by the World Economic Forum
2021/04/16 <COVID-19>Opinion Calling to Ensure Opportunities for Visitation in Social Welfare Facilities and Medical Facilities
2021/03/30 Statement on the Death of the Detainee in the Nagoya Regional Immigration Services Bureau
2021/03/18 Opinion on the Bill for Amendments to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act
2021/03/13 Joint Message to Aim for the Abolishment of the Death Penalty in All Countries and Regions of the World
International symposium: Prospects of the Future of Criminal Justice - Can criminal justice systems coexist with death penalty and attacks on lawyers?
2021/03/11 Statement on the Occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake and the TEPCO Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident: Continued Undertakings to Facilitate “Humanitarian Recovery” and for the Support of Disaster Victims
2021/02/26 Statement on the Bill for Amendments to the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act Submitted by the Government
2021/02/19 <COVID-19>Proposal on the COVID-19 Vaccination
2021/02/18 Statement of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations at the 14th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
Opinion on People of the Same Sex Deserving Equal Application of Law as Persons Who Are in a de facto Marital Relationship
2021/01/22 Statement Welcoming the Entry into Force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
<COVID-19>Statement Opposing the Bills to Amend the Infectious Diseases Act and the Special Measures Act

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