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This site shows laws related to telecommunications as a list under jurisdiction of The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. If you would like to know the content of each law, please search on the website, Japanese Laws Translation, produced by The Ministry of Justice (Below1). A User guide (Below2) shows how to search laws on the website and please refer to it.

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Laws in the ICT field are as follows.

Wire Telecommunications

  • Wire Telecommunications Act (Act No. 96 of 1953)

    (Japanese title:有線電気通信法


  • Radio Act (Act No. 131 of 1950)

    (Japanese title:電波法

  • Act on Special Provisions of the Radio Law Attendant upon the Enforcement of the "Agreement under ARTICLE VI of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security between Japan and the United States of America regarding Facilities and Areas and the Status of United States Armed Forces in Japan" (Act No. 108 of April 28, 1952)As amended last by Act No. 102 of June 23, 1960

    (Japanese title:日本国とアメリカ合衆国との間の相互協力及び安全保障条約第六条に基づく施設及び区域並びに日本国における合衆国軍隊の地位に関する協定の実施に伴う電波法の特例に関する法律

Telecommunications Business

  • Telecommunications Business Act (Act No. 86 of 1984)

    (Japanese title:電気通信事業法

  • Act Concerning the Exceptional Measures on Pledge of Telephone Subscriber's Right (Act No. 138 of 1958)

    (Japanese title:電話加入権質に関する臨時特例法

  • Act Concerning Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Etc. (Act No. 85 of 1984)

    (Japanese title:日本電信電話株式会社等に関する法律


  • The Broadcast Act (Act No.132 of 1950)

    (Japanese title:放送法

Formation of ICT Society

  • Basic Act on the Formation of an Advanced Information and Telecommunications Network Society (IT Basic Act) (Act No. 144 of 2000)

    (Japanese title:高度情報通信ネットワーク社会形成基本法

  • Act Concerning Unauthorized Access to Computer Systems (Unauthorized Computer Access Act) (Act No. 128 of 1999)

    (Japanese title:不正アクセス行為の禁止等に関する法律

  • Act on Electronic Signatures and Certification Services (Act No. 102 of 2000)

    (Japanese title:電子署名及び認証業務に関する法律

  • Act on Restrictions on the Liability for Damages of Specified Telecommunications Service Providers and the Right to Demand Disclosure of Identity Information of the Sender (Act No. 137 of 2001)

    (Japanese title:特定電気通信役務提供者の損害賠償責任の制限及び発信者情報の開示に関する法律

  • Act for Implementation of the Mutual Recognition between Japan and Foreign States in Relation to Results of Conformity Assessment Procedures of Specified Equipment s (Act No. 101 of 2001)

    (Japanese title:特定機器に係る適合性評価手続の結果の外国との相互承認の実施に関する法律

  • The Act on Regulation of the Transmission of Specified ElectronicMail(Act No. 26 of 2002)

    (Japanese title:特定電子メールの送信の適正化等に関する法律

  • Act for Identification, etc. by Mobile Voice Communications Carriers of their Subscribers, etc. and for Prevention of Improper Use of Mobile Voice Communications Services (Act No. 31 of 2005)

    (Japanese title:携帯電話音声通信事業者による契約者等の本人確認等及び携帯音声通信役務の不正な利用の防止に関する法律

  • Act on Development of an Environment that Provides Safe and Secure Internet Use for Young People(Act No. 79 of 2008)

    (Japanese title:青少年が安全に安心してインターネットを利用できる環境の整備等に関する法律

  • Act on the Protection of Personal Information(Act No. 57 of 2003)

    (Japanese title:個人情報の保護に関する法律

Promotion, Technology development

  • Provisional Measures Act for Telecommunications Infrastructure Improvement (Act No. 27 of 1991)

    (Japanese title:電気通信基盤充実臨時措置法

  • Act for Facilitating Specific Communications and Broadcasting Development Business (Act No. 35 of 1990)

    (Japanese title:特定通信・放送開発事業実施円滑化法

  • Act Concerning Promotion of R&D on Technology Related to Specified Public Telecommunications Systems Development (Act No. 53 of 1998)

    (Japanese title:特定公共電気通信システム開発関連技術に関する研究開発の推進に関する法律

  • Act Concerning Promotion of Development of Technologies for Communications and Broadcasting Convergence (Act No. 44 of 2001)

    (Japanese title:通信・放送融合技術の開発の促進に関する法律

  • Act Concerning Promotion of Project for Facilitation of Use of Telecommunications by People with Disabilities Contributing to Improved Convenience of People with Disabilities (Act No. 54 of 1993)

    (Japanese title:身体障害者の利便の増進に資する通信・放送身体障害者利用円滑化事業の推進に関する法律

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