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 Date
AccessionApril 18, 1899
Entry into forceJuly 15, 1899

Act(s)

Article(s) Signature Instrument Entry into Force
Paris Act (1971) January 25, 1972Ratification: January 20, 1975April 24, 1975
Stockholm Act (1967) July 14, 1967  
Brussels Act (1948)  Accession: June 4, 1974July 12, 1974
Rome Act (1928) June 2, 1928Ratification: June 5, 1931August 1, 1931
Berne Additional Protocol (1914) March 20, 1914Ratification: February 5, 1915April 20, 1915
Berlin Act (1908) November 13, 1908Ratification: June 9, 1910September 9, 1910
Paris Additional Act (1896)  Accession: April 18, 1899July 15, 1899

Declarations, Reservations etc.

Ratification of the Paris Act (1971) accompanied by the following declaration: "The Government of Japan declares, in accordance with Article 30(2)(a) of the said Convention, that it intends to retain until December 31, 1980, the benefit of the reservation which it previously formulated, namely, that it intends to remain bound by the provisions of Article 5 of the Berne Convention of September 9, 1886, as amended by Section III of Article 1 of the Additional Act signed at Paris on May 4, 1896, in respect of the authors' exclusive right, referred to in Article 8 of the said Convention, of making or of authorizing the translation of their works." (Translation).

Stockholm Act (1967): A notification was deposited by the Government of Japan in which that Government indicated its desire to avail itself of the provisions of Article 38(2) of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention. This notification entered into force on the date of its receipt, that is, on September 17, 1970. Pursuant to the provisions of the said Article, Japan, which was a member of the Berne Union, could, for five years from April 26, 1970, the date of entry into force of the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), exercise the rights provided under Articles 22 to 26 of the Stockholm Act of the Berne Convention, as if it were bound by those Articles.

Ratification of the Rome Act (1928) subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, in respect of the exclusive right of authors to make or to authorize the translation of their works.
Japan declared that it intended to retain the benefit of this reservation until December 31, 1980.

Ratification of the Berlin Act (1908) subject to the following reservation: Article 8 of the Act is replaced by Article 5 of the Berne Convention, 1886, as modified by Article 1, Number III, of the Paris Additional Act, 1896, in respect of the exclusive right of authors to make or to authorize the translation of their works.

Territorial Information

Ratification of the Rome Act (1928) included Korea, Formosa, South Sakhalin and Kanto.

 

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