Berne Notification No. 68
Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works

Ratification by Japan of the Paris Act (1971)

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) presents his compliments to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and, in accordance with the provisions of the Paris Act (1971) of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of September 9, 1886, has the honor to notify him that the Government of Japan deposited on January 20, 1975, its instrument of ratification of the said Convention, as revised at Paris on July 24, 1971.

Furthermore, this instrument of ratification was 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).

Pursuant to the provisions of Article 28(2)(c) and (3), the Paris Act (1971) of the Convention will enter into force, with respect to Japan, three months after the date of this notification, that is, on April 24, 1975.

January 24, 1975