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Updated 27 December 2013

SUBMISSION IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE DEPOSIT OBLIGATIONS PURSUANT TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF THE SEA (UNCLOS)

  M.Z.N. 14. 1997. LOS of 6 June 1997: Deposit of charts showing the straight baselines for measuring the breadth of the territorial sea, and the outer limits of the territorial sea
The straight baselines and the limits of the territorial sea shown on [these charts] are based on the provisions of the Law No. 30 of 1977 on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone and the Enforcement Order No. 206 of 1996 of the Law No. 30 of 1977 on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone.

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 16(2)

LOSIC No. 6 and No. 9

Law in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 35;
Charts at DOALOS/OLA

  M.Z.N. 18. 1998. LOS of 23 June 1998: Deposit of charts showing the straight baselines and the limits of some parts of the territorial sea
The straight baselines and the limits of the territorial sea shown on [these charts] are based on the provisions of the Law No. 30 of 1977 on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone and the Enforcement Order No. 206 of 1996 of the Law No. 30 of 1977 on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone.

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 16(2)

LOSIC No. 8 and No. 9

Law in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 35;
Charts at DOALOS/OLA

  M.Z.N. 20. 1998. LOS of 19 August 1998: Deposit of charts showing the straight baselines and the limits of some parts of the territorial sea
Note: The straight baselines and the limits of the territorial sea shown [on these charts] are based on the provisions of the Law No. 30 of 1977 on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone and the Enforcement Order No. 210 of 1977 of the Law No. 30 of 1977 on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 16(2)

LOSIC No. 8 and No. 9

Law in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 35;
Charts at DOALOS/OLA

  M.Z.N. 21. 1998. LOS of 30 November 1998: Deposit of charts showing the straight baselines and the limits of some parts of the territorial sea
Note: The straight baselines and the limits of the territorial sea shown [on these charts] are based on the provisions of the Law No. 30 of 1977 on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone and the Enforcement Order No. 210 of 1977 of the Law No. 30 of 1977 on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 16(2)

LOSIC No. 8 and No. 9

Law in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 35;
Charts at DOALOS/OLA

  M.Z.N. 26. 1999. LOS of 3 June 1999: Deposit of charts showing the straight baselines and the limits of some parts of the territorial sea
Note: The straight baselines and the limits of the territorial sea shown [on these charts] are based on the provisions of the Law No. 30 of 1977 on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone and the Enforcement Order No. 210 of 1977 of the Law No. 30 of 1977 on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 16(2)

LOSIC No. 10

Law in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 35;
Charts at DOALOS/OLA

  M.Z.N. 28. 1999. LOS of 28 June 1999: Deposit of charts showing the straight baselines and the limits of some parts of the territorial sea
Note: The straight baselines and the limits of the territorial sea shown [on these charts] are based on the provisions of the Law No. 30 of 1977 on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone and the Enforcement Order No. 210 of 1977 of the Law No. 30 of 1977 on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 16(2)

LOSIC No. 10

Law in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 35;
Charts at DOALOS/OLA

  M.Z.N. 33. 2000. LOS of 28 March 2000: Deposit by Japan of charts showing the straight baselines and the limits of some parts of the territorial sea
Notes: The straight baselines and the limits of the territorial sea shown on this chart are based on the provisions of the Law No. 30 of 1977 on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone and the Enforcement Order No. 210 of 1977 of the Law No. 30 of 1977 on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone

 

Japan has thus completed the deposit of charts in accordance with article 16(2) of the Convention.

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 16(2)

LOSIC No. 11

Law in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 35;
Charts at DOALOS/OLA

  M.Z.N.61.2008.LOS of 14 March 2008: Deposit by Japan of charts concerning straight baselines and outer limits of the territorial sea and of a list of geographical coordinates of points as contained in the Enforcement Order of the Law on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone (Cabinet Order No. 210 of 1977, as amended by Cabinet Order No. 383 of 1993, Cabinet Order No. 206 of 1996 and Cabinet Order No.434 of 2001

 

Originals of deposited geographical coordinates of points, established within the World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS84)

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 16(2)

LOSIC No. 27

The Enforcement Order in Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 66;
Charts at DOALOS/OLA

 

The deposit of charts and of a list of geographical coordinates of points made on 14 March 2008 in accordance with article 16(2) of the Convention supersedes all previous deposits under article 16(2) (see M.Z.N. 14. 1997. LOS of 6 June 1997; M.Z.N. 18. 1997. LOS of 23 June 1998; M.Z.N. 20. 1998. LOS of 19 August 1998; M.Z.N. 21. 1998. LOS of 30 November 1998; M.Z.N. 26. 1999. LOS of 3 June 1999; M.Z.N. 28. 1999. LOS of 28 June 1999; M.Z.N. 33. 2000. LOS of 28 March 2000).

Communications received by the Secretary-General in connection with the deposit of charts and/or lists of geographical coordinates of points

  Communication from the Government of China dated 14 May 2008 - in LOSIC No. 28

  Communication from the Government of Japan dated 20 June 2008 - in LOSIC No. 28

CONTINENTAL SHELF BEYOND 200 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE BASELINES FROM WHICH THE BREADTH OF THE TERRITORIAL SEA IS MEASURED

Submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf made on 12 November 2008

OTHER INFORMATION

Legislation

 Law on the Territorial Sea (Law No. 30 of 2 May 1977)
 Law on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone (Law No. 30 of 1977, as amended by Law No. 73 of 1996)
 Enforcement Order of the Law on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone (Cabinet Order No. 210 of 1977, as amended by Cabinet Order No. 383 of 1993, and Cabinet Order No. 206 of 1996) (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 35, p. 78)
 Law on the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Continental Shelf (Law No. 74 of 1996) (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 35, p. 94)
  Enforcement Order of the Law on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone (Cabinet Order No. 210 of 1977, as amended by Cabinet Order No. 383 of 1993, Cabinet Order No. 206 of 1996 and Cabinet Order No.434 of 2001) (also see Law of the Sea Bulletin no. 66)

Piracy

Law on Punishment of and Measures against Acts of Piracy

Maritime boundary delimitation agreements
 and other material

with the Republic of Korea

  Agreement between Japan and the Republic of Korea concerning the establishment of boundary in the northern part of the continental shelf adjacent to the two countries (with map and agreed minutes), 30 January 1974 (entry into force: 22 June 1978; registration #: 19777; registration date: 20 May 1981; link to UNTS)
  Agreement concerning joint development of the southern part of the continental shelf adjacent to the two countries (with map, appendix, agreed minutes and exchanges of notes), 30 January 1974 (entry into force: 22 June 1978; registration #: 19778; registration date: 20 May 1981; link to UNTS)
 

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