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Japan Times
Jul 10, 2018
'Life or death': Tokyo pub owners fear impact of tougher smoking laws
Hiroshi Yoshida is facing a dilemma.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 17, 2018
Man who posted anti-Korean rally video sues Osaka mayor after his username was released under an ordinance against hate speech
A man who had posted a video of a rally against Korean residents on the internet sued Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura on Monday, arguing the city's ordinance against hate speech to deter racist propaganda violates freedom of speech.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Feb 16, 2017
First bill targeting JK industry headed for Tokyo assembly
What would be the nation's first ordinance targeting businesses that arrange dates with teenage girls is presented to a Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly panel for approval.
Dec 8, 2015
Tokyo's Ota Ward allows temporary condo rentals to tourists
To help meet rising demand for accommodations in Tokyo, the Ota Ward Assembly has passed an ordinance allowing condominium owners to rent vacant units to the record numbers of international travelers coming to Japan.
Oct 1, 2014
Osaka bans street touts in Umeda, Dotonbori districts
A new ordinance banning street touts who lure customers into restaurants and bars, often by promising them discounts and then charging exorbitant sums of money, went into effect in designated areas of the city of Osaka on Wednesday.
Japan Times
Jan 6, 2014
Citizens seek nuclear-free Shimane
Shimane Prefecture citizens seeking to enact a local ordinance that would phase out nuclear power and develop renewable energy sources have collected more than 92,000 signatures of support from registered voters, well over the minimum needed to force the governor to introduce the ordinance to the prefectural...
Japan Times
Dec 19, 2013
Deaf-mute wins one for sign language
Daigo Ishibashi, 40, got a lump in his throat when the Tottori Prefectural Assembly passed a groundbreaking sign language promotion ordinance in early October, the first of its kind in Japan.
Japan Times
Dec 13, 2013
Town raises a toast with wine law
In line with growing moves to promote regional alcoholic beverages, the municipal assembly in Furano, Hokkaido, has passed an ordinance urging its residents to raise a toast with its local speciality: Furano wine.


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