In the 21st century, the justice system is expected to play a gaining role due to various social changes, including changes from the current "advance control and regulation" society to a "post review and remedy" society. Therefore, it is now time to reinforce the functions of the legal services and to establish a new legal system which is readily accessible to the general public.
So, aiming at the realization of a closer, faster, and reliable justice system for the national public, the Ministry has been reforming the justice system based on a fundamental principle of the following three pillars: "construction of a justice system which meets the expectations of the people", "reform of the judicial community to support the justice system", and "establishment of a popular base for the justice system (participation of the general public in the justice system)".
A total of 24 acts relating to the justice system reform were enacted in three years from 2002 to 2004, and those acts has steadily implemented.
After the above mentioned reforms, the achievements of the justice system reforms should take root, so that the justice system can fully exercise its functions and the national public can share the fruits of the reform.
Being in charge of the justice system, the Ministry of Justice is ready to take appropriate measures to fulfill requirements in the new coming period giving due regard to the aims of the justice system reform.
||Establishment of the Justice System Reform Council (JSRC) within the Cabinet
||Submission of the Recommendations of the JSRC to the Cabinet
||Establishment of the Office for Promotion of Justice System Reform (OPJSR) within the Cabinet
||Cabinet approval of the Plan for Promotion of Justice System Reform
||Establishment of the Promotion Office of Justice System Reform within the Cabinet Secretariat