National Laws 100% open


What data is expected?

This data category requires all national laws and statutes to be available online, although it is not a requirement that information on legislative behaviour e.g. voting records is available.

  • Content of the law / status
  • Date of last amendment
  • Amendments to the law (if applicable)

How open is the data?

Data Usability Beta

The submitter assessed the usability of the data as follows (3 - little to no effort needed, 1 - extensive effort needed): 3

Data format


All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licenced Yes
Downloadable at once Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Publicly available Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open and machine-readable format HTML, TXT, XML PDF download also available.
findable 4
findable_steps I googled for the data and found the data in the first search result.
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
characteristics Content of the law / status, Date of last amendment, Amendments to the law (if applicable)
location - English Site, - Japanese Site


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Reviewer comments

Your submission is valid. Thank you very much for contributing to the Global Open Data Index. All information within the submission is correct.

Meta data

Date the data became available   Unknown
Format of data   Unknown
Reviewer   Anton Shaffer
Submitters   Kentaro Hatori
Last modified   Mon Dec 05 2016 11:33:51 GMT+0000 (UTC)