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Japan Federation of Bar Associations

President’s Message

Kazuhiro Nakamoto
Kazuhiro Nakamoto, President of the JFBA



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

The current situation in Japan is in the midst of major social changes including a declining population, need for fiscal consolidation, globalization, diffusion of IT, and further, the shift from the practice of lifetime employment to an increase in the adoption of non-regular employment, while institutional reforms are being required in every aspect of the society. On the other hand, as the international situation changes, intense discussions are taking place among people over the national security framework such as how to preserve the peace, whether or not to amend the Constitution of Japan. Under such circumstances, the roles of the judiciary, particularly the roles of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA), are becoming ever-more important.


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News Release
2017/05/13 ILAC Public Seminar "A Necessary Challenge: Building Resilient and Responsive Justice Institutions in Fragile and Repressive Countries"
2016/11/10 Statement on the Execution of the Death Penalty against Japanese Citizens by the Chinese Government
2016/10/07 Declaration for Maintaining Permanent Pacifism under the Constitution and Regaining Constitutionalism and Democracy
Declaration Calling for the Promotion of Sovereign Education as It Should Be: Nurturing the Qualities to Maintain a Democratic Society
Declaration Calling for Reform of the Penal System Including Abolition of the Death Penalty
2016/09/30 Statement on Proposed Amendments of the Legal Profession Act in Malaysia
2016/07/15 Guidance on Prevention of Foreign Bribery
2016/06/01 White Paper on Attorneys 2015
2016/05/27 Declaration Opposing the Security-Related Acts, and Seeking to Regain Constitutionalism and Democracy
2016/05/24 Statement Concerning the Enactment of the “Act to Partially Amend the Code of Criminal Procedure and Other Acts” including Mandatory Transparency in Interrogations
2016/04/15 Emergency Comment on the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake
2016/04/14 Opinion Calling for the Retraction of the Government’s View Concerning “Political Fairness” in the Broadcast Law, and the Guarantee of the Freedom of the Press (Summary)
2016/03/25 Statement Protesting Execution of the Death Penalty and Reiterating our Request for the Suspension of Executions and the Launch of a Nationwide Debate on the Abolition of the Death Penalty
2016/03/11 Statement Marking the Fifth Anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the Subsequent Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant Accident
Resolution to Address Issues in Concert to Ensure the Realization of Systemic Reform in the Fostering of Legal Professionals

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