Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS)
Outer limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines:
Submissions to the Commission
: Submission by Japan

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Updated on 27 December 2013

On 12 November 2008, Japan submitted to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, in accordance with Article 76, paragraph 8, of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, information on the limits of its continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the baselines from which the breadth of the territorial sea is measured.

It is noted that the Convention entered into force for Japan on 20 July 1996.

In accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Commission, a communication is being circulated to all Member States of the United Nations, as well as States Parties to the Convention, in order to make public the executive summary of the submission, including all charts and coordinates contained in that summary.

The consideration of the submission made by Japan will be included in the provisional agenda of the twenty-third session of the Commission to be held in New York from 2 March to 9 April 2009.

Upon completion of the consideration of the submission, the Commission will make recommendations pursuant to Article 76 of the Convention.

On 19 April 2012, the Commission adopted by consensus the “Recommendations of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf in regard to the submission made by Japan on 12 November 2008”.

Pursuant to article 6, paragraph 3, of annex II to the Convention, the recommendations, including a summary thereof, were submitted in writing to the coastal State and to the Secretary-General on 26 April 2012.

Summary of the Recommendations (2012)

Pursuant to section V. paragraph 11 (3) of Annex III to the Rules of Procedures of the Commission, the summary of the Recommendations is hereby made public.

   Summary of the Recommendations

Submission (2008)

 

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Continental Shelf Notification English | Français
Executive summary English
Reaction of States to the submission made by Japan to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf
United States of America

Communication dated 22 December 2008: English

China

Communication dated 6 February 2009: Chinese/English

Republic of Korea

Communication dated 27 February 2009: English

Japan

Communication dated 25 March 2009: English *

Palau

Communication dated 15 June 2009: English

Japan

Communication dated 26 August 2009: English *

China

Communication dated 3 August 2011: Chinese/English/French

Japan

Communication dated 9 August 2011: English *

Republic of Korea

Communication dated 11 August 2011: English

Japan

Communication dated 15 August 2011: English *

Japan

Communication dated 9 April 2012: English *

* posted upon the request of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations

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