Ministry of Justice (Japan)
The Ministry of Justice building
|Formed||February 15, 1948|
|Headquarters||1-1-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan|
|Parent agency||Government of Japan|
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The Ministry of Justice (法務省 Hōmu-shō) is one of the cabinet level ministries of the Japanese government. It is responsible for the judicial system, correctional services, household, property and corporate registrations, and also serves as the government legal representatives. The ministry also houses the Immigration Services Agency.
The Ministry of Justice was established under the Constitution of the Empire of Japan in 1871 as the Ministry of Justice (司法省 Shihōshō).
Constitution of Japan
The Ministry acquired its present name under the post-war Constitution of Japan in 1952. Its responsibilities include administration of Japan's judicial system and penal system. It represents the Japanese government in litigation, and is also responsible for maintenance of government registration of families, resident aliens, real estate and corporations.
The Ministry has jurisdiction over the National Bar Examination Commission, the Public Security Examination Commission, and the Public Security Intelligence Agency. Although the Public Prosecutor's Offices are administratively part of the Ministry of Justice, they are independent from the authority of the Minister of Justice.
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