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Japan's civil courts to digitalize many procedures by FY2025

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Good, now time to digitize the city ward offices.

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My Number anybody? My solicitors password is his name. I know because he entered it in front of me.

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Almost impossible, it will take 20 to 25 years to implement. I can't even renew my Driving Lic. online in Japan let alone file a lawsuit. wishful thinking.

This is a paper and Hunko driven system, government staff and staff take pride in the height of papers stacks on top of their desks, the higher the more important the look.

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2025...no hurry.

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Other countries were already doing this since the Covid-19 restrictions started.

Japan and its "if its not written in the book, it cant be done" culture.

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this may cause huge problem for people who using hanko and fax plus Win98 as most necessary working tools...

some kind of revolution may cause breakdowns for many...

they should wait minimum one decade at least?

or?

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Under the amendments to laws including the civil procedure code, legal proceedings that now require exchanges of documents and face-to-face meetings will go digital or get digital alternatives by fiscal 2025.

Knowing Japan's track-record in the field, 2025 is to be taken as "tentative", very "tentative". If only, because that will be a LOT of oyajis (i.e. lawyers, prosecutors, judges) to get digitalized as well, not even mentioning defendants and plaintiffs who will have the buck forwarded to them and requested to provide evidence in digital format to their respective lawyers (at an additional cost). All the above are going to love it!

Defendants will have access to them via the court's server.

Court oral proceedings can be conducted via online conferencing software, and online witness examination will also be allowed in cases where an individual lives far away and does not oppose the arrangement.

Of course, servers and communications are all protected by top-level safeguards and security, right? Right?

Divorce mediations will also be possible online, enabling their settlement without the sides meeting in person.

A (gaijin) friend of mine got divorced from his J-wife a few years ago. She never showed up in court, then he dropped out as well for their lawyers to sort it out...So, business as usual, I guess, but with a digital "not connected"-twist, eh?

Out of consideration for the technology averse, whose constitutional right of access to the courts could be threatened by the changes, individuals choosing not to appoint legal representation are excluded from the online submission requirements.

So, either you agree to walk the digital plank, or you have to forfeit legal representation, then? Does not exactly look like the constitutional right is being protected here...

The government moved ahead with the amendments amid criticism from business circles that the civil courts are inconvenient and behind the curve internationally.

What would be a Kyodo-article with the usual self-goal?

Understanding that this will require a lot of IT-knowledge and knowing that the country already lacks IT-specialists, me thinks this is pretty much a non-news...

@Rodney

I wouldn't exclude a MyNumber connection to this. 2025 will be the year early adopters will need (after 10 years) to renew their physical cards. I wouldn't be surprised if the renewal figures drop off a cliff if no further incentive / opportunities to use the card...Hence all the agitation around MN acting as a social security card or driving license which is to be implemented devil-may-care before 2025 with small details like security being fixed somewhere further down the lane (if ever)!

The problem remains that a scheme like MN requires a rock-solid IT-foundation to be seated on, said foundation (and the relevant security) being nowhere to be seen as of now...

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buying and purchasing is now almost digital in Sweden and China. Biden signed an EO to create the digital dollar. When the US becomes digital, all other currencies will become digital. Material Wealth is something that we can hold, transport, and physically posses. Now when everything become digital, the control of how much money u can have and what u can buy and if I can buy is in the hands of the globalists elites.

Revelation 13:16-18 KJV

[16] And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: [17] And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. [18] Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

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