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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”
2021/03/13 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?
2021/02/18 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
<COVID-19>Statement Opposing the Bills to Amend the Infectious Diseases Act and the Special Measures Act
2021/01/21 <COVID-19>Proposal on Providing Temporary Benefits in the Event of Emergency
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

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