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 White paper on crime 2009 Part2/Chapter6/Section3/2 

2 Judicial assistance

  Judicial assistance refers to cooperation between Japan and foreign countries in delivering documents or examining evidence in accordance with a request from a court.
  In 2008 there were two cases where requests were made by Japanese courts to foreign courts for judicial assistance, while 18 requests were made by foreign courts to Japanese courts to deliver documents and 13 requests to examine evidence, etc. (Source: The General Secretariat, Supreme Court).