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Japan Federation of Bar Associations

President’s Message

Yutaro KIKUCHI, President of the JFBA


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

In the JFBA presidential election held on February 9, 2018, I was fortunate enough to receive 13,014 votes, the largest ever in JFBA history, including many votes from across all of the 52 local bar associations around Japan. I am truly grateful for the strong support shown by receiving as much as 80% of all votes cast.

To date, the JFBA has worked extensively on the wide-ranging issues faced by our society as well as on the issues related to attorneys in the JFBA’s role as an organization committed to its mission to protect human rights and achieve social justice. We have particularly focused our efforts on carrying out activities to provide relief for the socially vulnerable and to improve the judicial system so as to make it truly reliable and accessible for citizens. We will continue to dedicate our further strengthened efforts to resolve these issues by building upon and learning from the efforts made by our predecessors.


News Release
2019/07/09 Anti Money Laundering Measures-Verification of Client Identity-
2019/06/19 Confidentiality of Communication between Clients and Attorneys(so called legal professional privilege or attorney client privilege)in Conjunction with the Amendments to the Anti-Monopoly Act
2019/06/14 Declaration to further promote the expansion of legal services required by globalization and internationalization of society and the improvement of access to these services
2019/06/04 Symposium “Detention in Japan – Isn’t it arbitrary detention?”
2019/05/28 White Paper on Attorneys 2018
2019/04/18 Opinion on Matters to Be Included in the Kyoto Declaration at the 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
2019/01/18 Opinion Concerning the Vision for Publicizing Japanese Laws and Regulations Internationally
2018/12/27 Statement Strongly Protesting Today’s Executions and Calling for an Immediate Moratorium and the Abolition of the Death Penalty by 2020
2018/12/10 Comment on the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
2018/10/05 Resolution Aiming at Preventing and Recovering Damage, and Supporting Victims of Organized Crimes Targeting the Socially Vulnerable, Notably Special Fraud (Summary)
Declaration Calling for the Introduction of a New System to Accept Foreign Workers and the Establishment of a New Society in which People from Various National Backgrounds can Live Together (Summary)
Resolution Calling for a Society in which Young People can See Hope for the Future (Summary)
2018/10/02 Symposium Why is it necessary to ratify the Optional Protocol to Eliminate Discrimination against Women?  ~We think with Ms.Patricia Schulz (Chair of Working Group on Communications of CEDAW)~
2018/09/05 2018 ESG Seminar Series II Conversations with lawyers from the International Bar Association (IBA) and former Japanese general counsel“Global trends of Business & Human Rights and the role of lawyers and in-house counsel in Japan”
2018/08/23 Guide on ESG-related Risk Management - for Coordinated Efforts and Dialogue among Companies, Investors, and Financial Institutions (Summary)

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