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Yes The 1947 constitution abolished Lèse majesté in Japan.


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Yes. Japan has adopted Free Speech and other western liberal democratic institutions following the 1945 surrender to the United States and subsequent occupation, though it wasn't the first attempt at some westernization. Beginning in 1868 with the Meiji Restoration and lasting until the 1945 surrender, Japan underwent a major period of industrialization ...


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A high profile example of modern seppuku was Yukio Mishima in 1970. His second failed to behead him and committed seppuku too, with both being beheaded by Hiroyasu Koga. A newspaper at the time noted that, in addition to being charged with crimes as a revolutionary, Koga was charged with "murder by request" (a.k.a. assisting suicide), along with ...


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I don't speak Japanese, but using Japan's "unofficially" translated Penal Code document, they do not specifically define Pachinko as being allowed or disallowed. And as you noted with Pachinko, as long as cash is not exchanged directly, that is "enough to circumvent the gambling laws", a practice that "is both understood and fully ignored by all authories ...


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You are subject to the laws of the jurisdiction that you are in. However, some of the laws of the jurisdiction you reside in or are a citizen of have extra-territorial applicability, so you have to comply with those laws too.


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Best thing to do is contact the Japanese Embassy in Canada; they can give you definitive, up to date advice, and possibly provide you with docs to take with you. Try Visa and Travel Information : Embassy of Japan in Canada


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In the United Kingdom: A person has no authority to access an online account of a deceased relative, unless this has been agreed with the operator of the website (etc). If a Power of Attorney over the deceased's financial affairs existed, this ceases upon death. Using a person's login credentials without permission from the owner of the website would be a ...


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The relevant law, Article 175 of the Criminal Code, says A person who distributes, sells or displays in public an obscene document, drawing or other objects shall be punished by imprisonment with work for not more than 2 years, a fine of not more than 2,500,000 yen or a petty fine. The same shall apply to a person who possesses the same for the ...


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You can take pictures of any buildings if you are in a public place, and can freely use such photographs without consent of a owner or designer of that building. [Japan Copyright Act, art. 46] BTW, external appearance of buildings in U.S. Armed Forces facilities are NOT confidential under US-Japan Security Treaty and related statutes enacted in Japan.


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In the US, it depends first on what the state law is, and second what platform policy is. There is a law, the Revised Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, enacted in most states. Here is a summary of what that law does, and here is the version enacted by Washington. The Washington law makes an important distinction between the person's communications and ...


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Remember a contract involves the "meeting of the minds"; the paperwork is only the documentation of that "meeting". While courts will generally confine themselves to the written document they are actually considering the legal relationship as a whole. A non-English speaker (or even English as a second language) could certainly make the argument that the ...


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Japanese Government (METI) has released model (sample) Master Service Agreements for IT industries. Yes, these are written in Japanese. For details, click the link below or google "情報システム・モデル取引・契約書". http://www.meti.go.jp/policy/it_policy/softseibi/index.html#05 There are a several version of model MSAs (e.g. for SaaS, system integration, entrusted ...


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The general rule is that you are subject to the laws of the jurisdiction that you are in at the moment. When in Rome, obey Roman law. However, if you are 19 and have a contract signed while in the US, going to Japan does not render that contract unenforceable, since the enforcement would be carried out in the US. "Being a minor" does not have a single clear ...


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Yes. Article 60 allows detention for 60 + 30 days where “there is probable cause to suspect that the accused may conceal or destroy evidence” which is a threshold which an imaginative investigator and a compliant court can always meet. This does appear to be per charge so it can easily be made indefinite. Japan’s is by no means unique in having laws that ...


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Copyright Books have copyright protection (virtually) worldwide but publishing is still done on a country by country basis. So, the author sells the copyright to their Japanese publisher who then sells exclusive licences (or not) for different geographic regions. If they have sold a licence to a North American publisher then they cannot sell in North ...


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If the work is determined to have artistic merit, even if it might be considered by some as "obscene", it seems Japan will eventually find it's OK. So photos of classical sculptures/statues should be fine. Photos of people, or 3D nude models, possibly, depending on content and context. But you may face a legal battle unless the work is very clearly for ...


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The agreement doesn't have to be notarized under either the law of India or the law of Japan (unless there are some highly unusual facts in this case not mentioned in the question). In this situation, the notarization merely provides one additional means to prove that the agreement was actually signed by the parties whose signatures appear on the agreement, ...


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First of all, thre does not seem to be any trademark issue here. You are not using the shapes or images of these buildings as a logo for the game, nor to promote the game, even if those images were trademarked (which is not likely). Under US law it is clear that "pictorial representations" of existing buildings do not infringe the architectural copyright on ...


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Assuming that this translation is correct, Article 10(viii) identifies photographic works as "works". Article 13 described works not covered (basically, legal documents of the government), and nothing resembling "campaign posters" is included. Article 21 states that the author has exclusive right to reproduce his work. There are no indications that posters ...


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Certainly in Australia it would be legal to ask; it would also be legal to discriminate on this basis (i.e. it is not discrimination on a protected basis). However, it would be culturally inappropriate. It is probably both legal and appropriate in Japan. It is worth noting that a great chunk of culturally inappropriate behavior is not illegal. For example,...


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At least, US military bases and affiliated facilities in Japan are illegal to photograph. Here's the Mutual Cooperation and Security Treaty under Article VI Facilities and Areas and the Special Criminal Act Attendant upon the Enforcement of the Agreement Regarding the Status of United States Armed Forces in Japan: ...


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