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Purchasing Electronic Books from Foreign Store

The question is motivated by my multiple attempts to find a legal way of obtaining Japanese-language electronic books from their official stores (let is be, say, Amazon.co.jp, though for Rakuten, ...
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What and when was Japan--Alcoholic Beverages I?

I understand that DS8: Japan--Taxes on Alcoholic Beverages is also called Japan--Alcoholic Beverages II. But where or what is Japan--Alcoholic Beverages I?
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Do genitals need to be censored even in non-pornographic works in Japan?

Building on this question, I want to know how the law is interpreted for things that just happen to feature nudity, but aren't meant to be consumed as "pornographic material". Example: sculptures, ...
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How far does Japanese censorship law go?

Japan has some really strange censorship laws, where porn or other pornographic material needs to be censored at all times. However, there are uncensored versions of Black Bible available. Apparantly,...
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India/Japan: Validity of Indian Notarised Agreement in Japan

An agreement between two parties (one from India and one from Japan) is notarised in India. As per the terms of the agreement the arbitration (if the need arise in future) venue would be Japan. 1- ...
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Can I legally recreate public Japanese buildings in a 3D game?

I'm wanting to make a game set in Tokyo, specially Asakusa. I want to loosely recreate some of the streets and buildings to really nail the feeling of being there. Is it legal to recreate buildings ...
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Can someone explain what Japanese law says about my medication?

I have a mild form of autism. To treat this I take one 60mg pill of Biphentin every day. Biphentin is "Methylphenidate Hydrochloride", being in the same category as drugs like Ritalin and other ...
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Is fulfilling the duties of a “second” in seppuku a crime in modern Japan?

Seppuku is a Japanese suicide ritual by disembowelment that was often used by Samurai to attenuate shame or avoid being captured. The ritual traditionally involves a "second" who would perform a ...
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Copyright status of election posters in Japan

Imagine I take a picture of an election poster in Japan (example picture below). Can I post it to Wikipedia? (CC-BY-SA 3.0 license or public domain) What law(s) do apply? While general Japanese ...
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North Korea's participation in Tokyo 2020 Summer olympics

Since Japan doesn't recognize North Korea as a country, nor they have embassy or formal diplomatic relations, how will North Korean Athletes participate in the next Summer Olympics if they can't ...
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Requiring salary information and medical history before job interview

Rakuten Japan is asking all candidates to fill out the following forms before their first interview, including, for instance, itemized salary information from your current or previous position (...
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Why is pachinko exempt from Japan's gambling laws?

Wikipedia states that [Pachinko] is officially not considered gambling because Japanese laws regard pachinko as an exception to the criminal code on gambling for historical, monetary, and cultural ...
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Non est factum for contracts signed in multiple languages

We are drafting a master services agreement and associated service agreements in both Japanese and English. The MSA will be translated into Japanese from the english draft by an English speaking ...
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Master Service Agreement templates in Japanese?

My company has started doing business with several Japanese clients and we are moving beyond a letter of intent to a master service agreement. We have a standard template we use for all of our clients;...
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What buildings are people not allowed to take photographs of in Japan? (from public street, no humans in pic)

In Japan, what buildings are illegal to take pictures of? Notes: Building only. Zero humans on the picture. Taken from public street only. No entering private property/shops/transportation or ...