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 2010 there were three cases where requests were made by Japanese courts to foreign courts or overseas consuls, etc. for judicial assistance to deliver the documents, whereas 18 requests were made by foreign courts to Japanese courts for documents to be delivered and 10 requests to examine evidence (Source: The General Secretariat, Supreme Court).