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  1. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance concerning the Promotion of the Prevention of Death from Overwork, etc. Council (Ordinance No. 340 of October 17, 2014) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-10-17 | JPN-2014-R-98139

  2. Japan - - Law, Act

    Death from Overwork, etc. Prevention and Promotion Law (Law No. 100 of June 27, 2014). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-27 | Date of entry into force: 2014-11-01 | JPN-2014-L-98140

  3. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance to amend part of the Regulations for the Prevention of Asbestos Injuries (June 1, 2014, Ordinance No. 50). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2014-06-01 | JPN-2014-R-98155

  4. Hungary - - Law, Act

    Act CLII/2013 on the promulgation of the Agreement between the Hungarian Republic and Japan on social security. (2013. évi CLII. törvény a Magyarország és Japán között a szociális biztonságról szóló Egyezmény kihirdetésérol ) - Magyar Közlöny - Official Gazette

    Adoption: 2013-09-30 | Date of entry into force: 2013-10-09 | INT-2013-L-96517

    Part I. General provisions.
    Part II. Provisions relating to the applicable laws.
    Part III. Social benefit
    Chapter I. Provisions on benefits in Japan
    Chapter II. Provisions on benefits in Hungary
    Part IV. Miscellaneous provisions.
    Part V. Transitional and final provisions.

  5. Japan - - Law, Act

    Act CLII/2013 on the promulgation of the Agreement between the Hungarian Republic and Japan on social security. (2013. évi CLII. törvény a Magyarország és Japán között a szociális biztonságról szóló Egyezmény kihirdetésérol ) - Magyar Közlöny - Official Gazette

    Adoption: 2013-09-30 | Date of entry into force: 2013-10-09 | INT-2013-L-96517

    Part I. General provisions.
    Part II. Provisions relating to the applicable laws.
    Part III. Social benefit
    Chapter I. Provisions on benefits in Japan
    Chapter II. Provisions on benefits in Hungary
    Part IV. Miscellaneous provisions.
    Part V. Transitional and final provisions.

  6. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance defining the criteria for the total contract period under the Labour Contract Law, Article 18(1) (Ordinance No. 148 of October 26, 2012) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-10-26 | JPN-2012-R-98144

  7. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law for Partial Revision of the Law for Securing the Proper Operation of Worker Dispatching Undertakings and Improved Working Conditions for Dispatched Workers (The Revised Worker Dispatching Law) (2012) . - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-10-01 | JPN-2012-L-98141

  8. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law on support of employment of specified job seekers through implementation of job training, etc. 2011 (Law No. 47 of 2011). - Legislation on-line Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-10-01 | JPN-2011-L-98142

  9. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance enforcing the Law on support of employment of specified job seekers through implementation of job training, etc. 2011 (Ordinance No. 93 of July 25, 2011) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-07-25 | JPN-2011-R-98143

  10. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance to amend part of the Regulations for the Prevention of Asbestos Injuries (July 1, 2011, Ordinance No. 83). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-07-01 | JPN-2011-R-98154

  11. Japan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Basic Plan for Working Youth Welfare Measures (No. 9) (2011).

    Adoption: 2011-04 | JPN-2011-M-95611

    This is a policy document set forth by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare based on the Article 6 of the Working Youth Welfare Act.

  12. Jordan - - International agreement

    Corporation Agreement between The Government of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and The Government of Japan concerning the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy. - Legislation on-line in English Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2011-02-01 | JOR-2011-IA-90925

    The Government of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and The Government of Japan have signed on 10 September 2010 in Amman, Jordan an agreement that will enhance and develop cooperation between them in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

    This Agreement shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the date on which the Parties exchange diplomatic notes informing each other that their respective internal procedures necessary for entry into force of this Agreement have been completed.

  13. Japan - - International agreement

    Corporation Agreement between The Government of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and The Government of Japan concerning the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy. - Legislation on-line in English Legislation on-line in Arabic

    Adoption: 2011-02-01 | JOR-2011-IA-90925

    The Government of The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and The Government of Japan have signed on 10 September 2010 in Amman, Jordan an agreement that will enhance and develop cooperation between them in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

    This Agreement shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the date on which the Parties exchange diplomatic notes informing each other that their respective internal procedures necessary for entry into force of this Agreement have been completed.

  14. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance amending the Industrial Safety and Health Law [Law No. 57 of 1972] (Ordinance No. 4 of January 14, 2011). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2011-01-14 | JPN-2011-R-98153

  15. Japan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Basic Plan for Human Resources Development Promotion (No. 9) (2011).

    Adoption: 2011 | JPN-2011-M-95610

    This is a policy document set forth by the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare based on the Article 5 of the Human Resources Development Promotion Act.

  16. Switzerland - - International agreement

    Convention de sécurité sociale entre la Confédération suisse et le Japon, conclue le 22 octobre 2010. - Convention de sécurité sociale

    Adoption: 2010-10-22 | Date of entry into force: 2012-03-01 | INT-2010-IA-90361

    Approuvée par la Suisse par Arrêté fédéral du 13 septembre 2011, publié au Recueil officiel du droit fédéral n° 14 du 3 avril 2012.
    Titre I: Dispositions générales
    Titre II: Dispositions légales applicables
    Titre III: Dispositions relatives aux prestations
    Titre IV: Dispositions diverses
    Titre V: Dispositions transitoires et dispositions finales
    Prévoit le principe d'égalité de traitement et contient des dispositions relatives aux prestations versées aux membres d'équipage de navires.

  17. Japan - - International agreement

    Convention de sécurité sociale entre la Confédération suisse et le Japon, conclue le 22 octobre 2010. - Convention de sécurité sociale

    Adoption: 2010-10-22 | Date of entry into force: 2012-03-01 | INT-2010-IA-90361

    Approuvée par la Suisse par Arrêté fédéral du 13 septembre 2011, publié au Recueil officiel du droit fédéral n° 14 du 3 avril 2012.
    Titre I: Dispositions générales
    Titre II: Dispositions légales applicables
    Titre III: Dispositions relatives aux prestations
    Titre IV: Dispositions diverses
    Titre V: Dispositions transitoires et dispositions finales
    Prévoit le principe d'égalité de traitement et contient des dispositions relatives aux prestations versées aux membres d'équipage de navires.

  18. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Parental leave, family care leave, childcare etc. Law relating to the welfare of workers to perform family care and Cabinet Order Extract on the improvement of relations ordinance due to the enforcement of the Law to Amend the Employment Insurance Law (Decree No. 40 of 2010). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-03-25 | JPN-2010-R-98138

  19. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance amending the Industrial Safety and Health Law [Law No. 57 of 1972] (Ordinance No. 295 of December 24, 2009). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-12-24 | JPN-2009-R-98152

  20. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance to amend part of the Regulations for the Prevention of Asbestos Injuries (February 5, 2009, Ordinance No. 9). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2009-02-05 | JPN-2009-R-98151

  21. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance amending the Industrial Safety and Health Law [Law No. 57 of 1972] (Ordinance No. 349 of November 12, 2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008-11-12 | JPN-2008-R-98150

  22. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law on Improvement of Working Conditions of Health Care Workers with View to Securing Care Work Forces (Law No. 44 of 2008). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2008 | JPN-2008-L-89920

  23. Japan - - Law, Act

    Labour Contracts Law, 2007 (Law No. 128 of 2007). - English Translation

    Adoption: 2007-12-05 | JPN-2007-L-79056

    Chapter I - General Provisions
    Chapter II - Establishment of and Changes to a Labour Contract
    Chapter III - Continuation and Termination of a Labour Contract
    Chapter IV - Fixed Term Labour Contract
    Chapter V - Miscellaneous Provisions

  24. Japan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Guidelines for the Measures, etc. concerning the Employment Management Improvement, etc. for Part-Time Workers to Be Taken by Business Operators (Public Notice of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare No. 326 of October 1, 2007). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-10-01 | JPN-2007-M-95140

  25. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance amending the Industrial Safety and Health Law [Law No. 57 of 1972] (Ordinance No. 281 of September 7, 2007). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-09-07 | JPN-2007-R-98149

  26. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law to amend a part of the Employment Measures Law and a part of the Law concerning the Promotion of Local Employment Development (Law No. 79 of 2007).

    Adoption: 2007-06-08 | Date of entry into force: 2007-09-08 | JPN-2007-L-76564

    The first part ensures employment opportunities for workers by: banning firms from placing age limits when recruiting and hiring employees; conducting practical vocational training programmes; and making it obligatory for firms to report the situation concerning employment of foreign workers. The latter revision provides for measures to promote employment in regions where the unemployment situation is particularly severe.

  27. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law to Amend the Law Concerning the Improvement of Employment Management etc. of Part-Time Workers (Law No. 72 of 2007).

    Adoption: 2007-06-01 | Date of entry into force: 2008-04-01 | JPN-2007-L-76563

    Helps balance the treatment of part-time workers with that of ordinary workers by ensuring appropriate working conditions; improving employment management; encouraging part-timers to shift their status to ordinary workers; and promoting the development and improvement of their vocational abilities. These measures are applicable to part-time workers whose jobs and responsibilities involved in their assignments, as well as working hours, are more or less identical to those of regular employees.

  28. Japan - - Law, Act

    Amendments to the Child Abuse Prevention Law and the Child Welfare Law, 2007. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2007-05-25 | JPN-2007-L-89915

    The amended Law provides for the obligation of municipal authorities or the head of a local welfare office to "take necessary measures", instead of "seek", to confirm the victim's safety. In addition, the governor of a prefecture is empowered to summon the guardian with his/her child in suspected cases of abuse and neglect as well as to conduct on-site inspections if the guardian does not comply with the summons. If the on-site inspection is refused, the officers of a child guidance center may forcefully enter the home, in order to confirm and ensure the child's safety, with the permission from the judge of the family court or the summary court.
    In case the guardian does not comply with official recommendations, the child may be taken into temporary protective custody if necessary. The amended Law also provides for restrictions on visit to and correspondence with the child under protective custody in an institution; the governor may issue a no contact order to the guardian in order to keep him/her away from the child.

  29. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Ordinance Amending a Part of the Implementation Regulation of the Law concerning the Improvement Public Service Efficiency (Ministerial Ordinance No. 84 of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare 2007).

    Adoption: 2007-05-22 | JPN-2007-R-76481

    Provides for a reporting obligation by a private enterprise to the Social Insurance Agency concerning several matters delegated to it by the Law.

  30. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law amending part of the Employment Insurance Law (Law No. 30 of 2007).

    Adoption: 2007-04-23 | JPN-2007-L-76479

    Revises a number of provisions in the Employment Insurance Law of 1974. In particular addresses seafarers' insurance schemes.

  31. Japan - - Law, Act

    Ordinance for Enforcement of the Law on the Securing, Etc. of Equal Opportunity and Treatment of Men and Women in Employment (Ordinance No. 2 of the Ministry of Labour, January 27, 1986).

    Adoption: 2007-04-01 | JPN-2007-L-76573

    Helps define the meaning of indirect discrimination as set out in Law No. 82 of 2006. Includes provisions concerning fringe benefits, virtual discrimination on the basis of sex, and reasons related to pregnancy and childbirth. Also contains provisions concerning the Conciliation Commission and conciliation procedures.

  32. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance amending the Industrial Safety and Health Law [Law No. 57 of 1972] (Ordinance No. 257 of August 2, 2006). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-08-02 | JPN-2006-R-98147

  33. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance to amend part of the Regulations for the Prevention of Asbestos Injuries (August 2, 2006 the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare No. 147). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-08-02 | JPN-2006-R-98148

  34. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law Amending a Part of the Equal Employment Opportunity Law and the Labour Standards Law (Law No.82 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 2007-04-01 | JPN-2006-L-73976

    Amends a part of Law No.113 of 1972 on Equal Opportunity in Employment for Men and Women Workers, thereby giving a stronger protection against discrimination on the ground of sex and also modifies a few provisions of Law No.49 on Labour Standards, 1947.
    Inter alia, prohibits indirect discrimination as well as disadvantageous treatment on the grounds of pregnancy, childbirth, etc. Provides for mesures against sexual harassment and makes provision as regards underground work by women.

  35. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law Amending a Series of Laws Relating to Health Insurance (Law No.83 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 2006-10-01 | JPN-2006-L-73977

    Amends in detail parts of laws relating to health insurance, such as Law No.70 of 1922 on Health Insurance, Law No.80 of 1982 on Old Aged Persons Insurance, and many others, including Local Tax Law.

  36. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law on the Facilitation of Movement for Aged and Handicapped Persons (Law No.91 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 2006 | JPN-2006-L-73978

    Provides for various measures to be taken to facilitate aged and handicapped persons to move in both public and private places, transportation and designated buildings.

  37. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order Amending Certain Provisions of the Implementation Rules of the Nursing Insurance Law (Ministerial Order No. 45 of 2006)

    Adoption: 2006-03-24 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-27 | JPN-2006-R-73974

    Adds to the list of benefits under the Nursing Insurance Law of 1997 compensation to be paid for diseases caused by asbestos.

  38. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ministerial Order Amending Certain Provisions of the Implementation Rules of Various Laws in Accordance with the Application of the Law on Remedies for Health Injuries caused by Asbestos (Ministerial Order No. 46 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-03-24 | Date of entry into force: 2006-03-27 | JPN-2006-R-73975

    Amends a number of relevant implementation rules to give effect to the Law on Remedies for Health Injuries caused by Asbestos, Law No.4 of 2006, such as implementation rules of the Health Insurance Law, Seafarers Health Insurance Law, People's Health Insurance Law, Old Aged Persons Health Insurance Law.

  39. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law on Asbestos Health Damage Relief (Law No. 4 of February 10, 2006). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2006-02-10 | JPN-2006-L-95139

    The purpose of this Act is to provide prompt relief to persons who sustain health damage from asbestos and to their survivors, in view of the special characteristics of asbestos health damage, by taking measures for the payment of medical expenses, etc. (Article 1).

  40. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order to Implement the Law to Support the Independence of Persons with Disabilities (Cabinet Order No.10 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-01-25 | JPN-2006-R-73973

    Provides for details to implement Law No. 123 of 2005.

  41. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law on the Prevention of Cruel Treatment on Elderly Persons and Assistance for Caretakers for Elderly Persons (Law No.124 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-11-09 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-01 | JPN-2005-L-73984

    Provides for the protection of persons over the age of 65 from cruel treatment inflicted by caretakers, in particular; Provides assistance rendered to those affected as well as those who may inflict cruel treatment.

  42. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law to Support the Independence of Persons with Disabilities (Law No.123 of 2005). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2005-11-07 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-01 | JPN-2005-L-73983

    Based on the principles set forth in the Disabled Persons Basic Law of 1970, consolidates relevant parts of the Law for the Welfare of Physically Disabled Persons of 1949, the Law for the Welfare of Mentally Disabled Persons of 1960, the Mental Health and Mentally Disabled Persons Welfare Law of 1950, the Child Welfare Law of 1947, and other related Laws. With its 115 operational and 122 subsidiary provisions, the Law provides for the state's responsibilities in offering various services aimed at facilitating disabled persons and disabled children to lead a normal and independent social life.

  43. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law Amending a Part of the Law on the Industrial Safety and Health Law (Law No.108 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-11-02 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-01 | JPN-2005-L-73982

    Provides for a detailed revision of a number of provisions in the Industrial Safety and Health Law of 1972.

  44. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law Amending a Part of the Law on the Improvement of Employment for Construction Workers (Law No.84 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-07-15 | Date of entry into force: 2006-01-15 | JPN-2005-L-73981

    Amends Law No.33 of 1976; Revises provisions and elaborates detailed measures to improve the employment conditions of construction workers.

  45. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law Amending a Part of the Law concerning the Promotion of Employment of Disabled Persons (Law No.81 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-07-06 | Date of entry into force: 2006-04-01 | JPN-2005-L-73980

    Amends Law No.123 of 1960; Strengthens employment measures for mentally disabled persons; Provides for assistance of home-based disabled workers; Co-ordinates employment promotion measures and welfare measures for disabled persons.

  46. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law Amending a Part of the Nursing-care Insurance Law (Law No.77 of 2005).

    Adoption: 2005-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 2005-06-29 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2006-04-10 | Date of gradual entry into force: 2005-10-01 | JPN-2005-L-73979

    Strengthens a nursing-care insurance system; provides for the establishment of new services for the elderly to prevent them from needing nursing-care in the future; Revises the definitions used in judging whether an elderly person qualifies for nursing-care; Outlines steps to streamline the cost-efficiency of insurance payments and to focus payments on selected fields.

  47. Japan - - Law, Act

    Law amending a part of the Criminal Law and Related Laws (No. 66 of 2005)

    Adoption: 2005-06-22 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-12 | JPN-2005-L-70859

    Amends certain provisions of the Criminal Law of 1907, Criminal Procedure Law of 1948, and other related laws and expands, inter alia, the definition of abduction to cover human trafficking and raises the penalty of imprisonment from maximum 5 years to 7 years, 10 years in the case of human trafficking for commercial purposes.

  48. Japan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Notice to Amend the Notice of the Organization and Operation of the Fire Defense Personnel Committee (Notice No. 6 of the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, 2005)

    Adoption: 2005-05-09 | Date of entry into force: 2005-08-01 | JPN-2005-M-70857

    In accordance Article 14-5, Paragraph 4 of the Fire Service Organization Law (Law No 226 of 1947), Notice of the Organization and Operation of the Fire Defense Personnel Committee, issued in 1996, is amended to introduce, inter alia, a ¿liaison facilitator¿ system.

  49. Japan - - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Construction Code for Boilers, Notification No.197 of the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare, April 30, 2003 - English translation

    Adoption: 2005-04-20 | JPN-2005-M-70143

  50. Japan - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Cabinet Order to Supplement the Law for the Support of Developmentally Disabled Persons (Cabinet Order No. 150 of 2005)

    Adoption: 2005-04-01 | Date of entry into force: 2005-04-01 | JPN-2005-R-70849

    Supplements the definition of developmentally disabled persons and also specifies the kinds of administrative services to be provided by local authorities.

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