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Japanese Law, Cases, Governments: Case Law

A Website for the translation of Japanese laws and regulations and links to Japanese governmental agencies.

Supreme Court Rules

Saikō Saibansho Kisokushū 最高裁判所規則集

Supreme Court Rules

Docket Number

Docket Number List 

In general, court decisions are harder to locate than laws. English translations of court decisions are rare, but some are available.  

Docket numbers are unique identifiers for cases in Japan's single national court system, which is administered by the Supreme Court. Keyword searching allows access by the full text of cases, and is available in all commercially available online Japanese legal information systems.

 

Official Reports

Judgments of the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Opinions. 

 

Saikō Saibansho Hanreishū, 1952- 最高裁判所判例集

Summaries of Japan Supreme Court cases.

 

Kōtō Saibansho Hanreishū 高等裁判所判例集

Summaries of High Court.

 

Kakyū Saibansho Hanreishū 下級裁判所判例集

Summaries of District Court cases.

 

Chiteki zaisan saiban Hanreishū 知的財産裁判例集

Case summaries of all courts in Japan on intellectual property.

 

Zenhanrei Kensaku 全判例検索(All cases)

 

Saikin no Hanrei Ichiran 最近の判例一覧

 
Lists of recent court decisions. Covers last one-three months.

Patent Information 

Intellectual Property 

 

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Example of Docket Number

See yellow-highlighted "types" translated in the table below

Court Decision Information Details

Type

Japanese

Romanized

English

Date

平成17年3月28日

Heisei 17-nen 3-gatsu 28-nichi

3/28/2005

Court Name

大阪地裁

Ōsaka Chisai

Osaka District Court

Trial Type

判決

Hanketsu

Court decision

Docket Number

平7(ワ)7992号

Hei7(wa) 7992-gō

Hei7 (wa) no. 7992

Incident Name

損害賠償等請求事件

Songai baishō seikyū jiken

Claim for compensation of damages

Trial Result

一部認容、一部却下

Ichibu nin'yō, Ichibu kyakka

One part affirmed, One part dismissed

Appeals, etc

上訴

Jōso

Appealed

Westlaw #

2005WLJPCA03280002

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