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Mining in Japan

Hiroyasu Konno, Yoshiaki Otsuki and Jun Katsube

Nishimura & Asahi

Wednesday 18 July 2018


Principal law governing mining activity in Japan

The principal law that regulates the mining industryin Japan is the Mining Law (Law No. 289 of 20 December 1950). The mining right is defined in the Mining Law of Japan as the generic name for the prospecting right and the digging right. It is necessary to obtain a prospecting right to conduct exploratory digging and a digging right to conduct digging for production.

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