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Japanese Criminal Law


The mission of the Japanese Criminal Law Legal Advisor and Liaison is to:

  • To research Japanese law and legislation for current and pending legal issues that impact USFJ missions and personnel;
  • To coordinate with Japanese Police, Prosecutor’s Offices and the Ministry of Justice on criminal cases involving SOFA members;
  • To track foreign criminal jurisdiction cases to ensure US compliance with SOFA obligations;
  • To ensure the availability of SOFA personnel for investigations, summary procedures, and trials, and if necessary, to report the disposition of cases IAW service directives and respond to inquiries from higher headquarters.

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