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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
2020/09/10 JFBA co-signed “CCBE Statement on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN Basic Principles on the role of lawyers”
2020/07/31 White Paper on Attorneys 2019
2020/07/29 <COVID-19>Statement Calling for Building a Society without Discrimination in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic
2020/07/16 Opinion Calling for Relief Measures for the Former Crew Members of the Fishing Boats Suffering Health Effects of the Radiation Exposure Caused by the Hydrogen Bomb Test at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands.
2020/07/15 Statement on Redress for Victims of the Now-defunct Eugenic Protection Act in the Wake of the Tokyo District Court’s Judgment
Statement on the “Proposal to Solve the Issues of Deportation Evasion and Long-term Detention”
2020/06/11 <COVID-19>Statement Calling for Producing the Official Records of the Proceedings of Every Meeting of the Novel Coronavirus Expert Meeting Specifying the Speaker Information and Respective Utterance Contents
2020/05/15 <COVID-19>Statement on Conducting the Postponed 2020 Bar Examinations
2020/05/07 <COVID-19>Statement Calling to Cease the Excessive Restriction on Ordinary Visits in Penal Institutions
<COVID-19>Statement calling for the flexible operation of the public assistance system and its active use as a special measure during the period until the convergence of the spread of the novel coronavirus
Opinion on the “draft Rules and draft Guidelines of the Japan Fair Trade Commission (“JFTC”) proposed in conjunction with the implementation of the Amendments to the Anti-Monopoly Law of Japan (“AML”)"(“this Opinion”)
2020/04/23 <COVID-19>Statement Calling for Infection Spread Prevention in Penal Detention Facilities
2020/04/17 <COVID-19>Statement Calling for Preventing Escalation of Domestic Harm (Domestic Violence/Abuse) Associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic
2020/04/15 <COVID-19>Statement on the Postponement of Criminal Trial Dates, etc.

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