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Land Regulation Law to be fully enforced on January 20, including orders with penalties for areas near bases and nuclear power plants

Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno at a press conference at 11:00 a.m. on September 16, 2022 at the Prime Minister’s Office.

September 17, 2022
On September 16, the government decided at a Cabinet meeting to fully enforce the Land Use Regulation Law, which regulates land use around important security facilities such as Self-Defense Forces bases and nuclear power plants, on the 20th of this month. At the Cabinet meeting, the Cabinet also decided on the basic policy for operation of the law, which stipulates specific activities to be regulated. In areas determined by the government, it will be possible to investigate the names and nationalities of landowners and issue orders with penalties for obstructing facilities.

 The Land Use Regulation Law was passed at last year’s ordinary session of the Diet. The Prime Minister has designated “watch areas” and “special watch areas” around important security facilities such as Self-Defense Forces, U.S. military bases in Japan, Coast Guard facilities, and nuclear power plants, as well as remote islands near national borders. In these areas, the government will be able to investigate the use of land and buildings, and order the cessation of any activities that would damage the functionality of the facilities, with penalties including imprisonment. In “special watch areas,” the government will also require prior notification of names and nationalities when buying or selling land or buildings over a certain area.

 However, the specific types of activities to be regulated were not specified in the article, but were to be determined in the basic policy for operation.

 The basic policy approved by the Cabinet…


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