Order for Enforcement of the Installment Sales Act

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Published: 2009

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Order for Enforcement of the Installment Sales Act

The Cabinet hereby enacts this Cabinet Order pursuant to the provisions of Article 2, paragraph (2), Article 11, item (i), Article 15, paragraph (1), item (ii), Article 15, paragraph (2) (including cases where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 19, paragraph (2) (including cases where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 33) and Article 33), and Article 43 of the Installment Sales Act (Act No. 159 of 1961).

(Designated Goods, etc.)

Article 1 (1) Designated Goods under Article 2, paragraph (5) of the Installment Sales Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") shall be the goods listed in appended table 1.

(2) Designated Rights under Article 2, paragraph (5) of the Act shall be the rights listed in appended table 1-2.

(3) Designated Services under Article 2, paragraph (5) of the Act shall be the services listed in appended table 1-3.

(4) Services to be specified by Cabinet Order under Article 2, paragraph (6) of the Act shall be the Services listed in appended table 2.

(Means of Using Information and Communications Technology Pertaining to Installment Sales)

Article 2 (1) When an installment seller wishes to provide matters prescribed in Article 4-2 of the Act, pursuant to the provisions of said Article, he/she shall obtain prior consent from the user, purchaser, or service recipient in writing or by the means prescribed in the first sentence of said Article (hereinafter referred to as "Electromagnetic Means" in this Article and Article 25) by indicating the type and details of the Electromagnetic Means to be used, as specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and Cabinet Order.

(2) If an installment seller who has obtained the consent pursuant to the provisions of the preceding paragraph receives a notification in writing or by Electromagnetic Means from the user, the purchaser, or the service recipient, stating that he/she will not accept provision of matters by Electromagnetic Means, the installment seller shall not provide matters prescribed in Article 4-2 of the Act by Electromagnetic Means to the user, the purchaser, or the service recipient; provided, however, that this shall not apply when the user, the purchaser, or the service recipient gives the consent prescribed in the preceding paragraph once again.

(Designated Goods Pertaining to Presumption of Ownership)

Article 3 Designated Goods specified by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 7 of the Act shall be the Designated Goods listed in appended table 1 (excluding those listed in items (i), (xliii), and (xliv) of said table).

(Annual Sales Amount, etc. of Prepaid Installment Sellers, etc. Pertaining to a License)

Article 4 The Amount specified by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 11, item (i) and Article 35-3-61, item (i) of the Act shall be 10 million yen.

(The Amount of Stated Capital or Capital Contributions of Prepaid Installment Sellers, etc.)

Article 5 (1) The amount prescribed in Article 15, paragraph (1), item (ii) of the Act (including cases where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-62 of the Act) shall be 100 million yen for a juridical person that has 50 or more business offices or agency offices, 50 million yen for a juridical person that has 10 or more but less than 50 business offices or agency offices, and 20 million yen for other juridical persons.

(2) The amount prescribed in Article 33-2, paragraph (1), item (ii) of the Act (including cases where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 33-3, paragraph (2) of the Act) shall be 20 million yen.

(Calculation of the Amount of Assets and Liabilities)

Article 6 The amount of total assets or total liabilities prescribed in Article 15, paragraph (2) of the Act (including cases where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 33-2, paragraph (2), Article 33-3, paragraph (2), Article 35-3-26, paragraph (2), Article 35-3-27, paragraph (2), and Article 35-3-62 of the Act) shall be calculated based on the book value (out of assets, regarding bills receivable, accounts receivable, accounts due, and loans receivable, the amount that remains after deducting allowance for bad debts; and regarding tangible fixed assets (excluding land and construction in process), the amount that remains after deducting allowance for depreciation; the same shall apply hereinafter) as of a certain day within one month prior to the date for filing an application for a license under Article 12, paragraph (1) of the Act (including cases where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-62 of the Act), the date for filing an application for registration under Article 32, paragraph (1), or Article 35-3-24, paragraph (1) of the Act, the date for filing an application for registration of change under Article 33-3, paragraph (1) of the Act, or the date for filing an application for renewal of registration under Article 35-3-27, paragraph (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Date of Calculation"); provided, however, that when the book value of the assets exceeds the amount of the assets assessed as of the Date of Calculation, or the book value of the liabilities falls below the amount of the liabilities assessed as of the Date of Calculation, the amount of total assets or total liabilities shall be calculated based on said assessed amount.

(Financial Institutions)

Article 7 Financial Institutions specified by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 18-3, paragraph (4) of the Act (including cases where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-62 of the Act) shall be the Shoko Chukin Bank, Ltd., insurance companies, Shinkin banks, labor banks, federations of labor banks, and credit cooperatives with total capital contributions of 50 million yen or more.

(Written Confirmation)

Article 8 (1) A person who wishes to receive a refund of a business security deposit or a prepaid services security deposit for enforcing the rights set forth in Article 21, paragraph (1) of the Act (including cases where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-62 of the Act; the same shall apply hereinafter) may request written confirmation from the Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who has jurisdiction over the location of the principal office of a licensed installment seller or a person who has obtained a license set forth in Article 35-3-61 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as a "Licensed Installment Seller, etc.") with whom such person made the business security deposit or prepaid services security deposit or concluded a security deposit entrustment contract for the prepaid services security deposit (hereinafter referred to as a "Security Deposit Entrustment Contract").

(2) The Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry shall not issue written confirmation in the following cases:

(i) in cases where it is not clear whether the person who has made a request under the preceding paragraph has the rights set forth in Article 21, paragraph (1) of the Act;

(ii) in cases where public notice under Article 20-3, paragraph (1) of the Act (including cases where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-62 of the Act; the same shall apply hereinafter) or Article 10, paragraph (1) that pertains to the business security deposit or prepaid services security deposit related to said Licensed Installment Seller, etc. is given ten days or less from the day on which the request under the preceding paragraph was accepted (hereinafter referred to as the "Date of Acceptance");

(iii) in cases where the total amount pertaining to the request for written confirmation related to said Licensed Installment Seller, etc., made up to ten days before the Date of Acceptance and deemed to have reasonable grounds, exceeds the total amount of the business security deposit or prepaid services security deposit made by the Licensed Installment Seller, etc. as of the Date of Acceptance and the amount already deposited or to be deposited for prepaid services by the person entrusted therewith under a Security Deposit Entrustment Contract related to said Licensed Installment Seller, etc. (excluding the amount equivalent to a refund of a business security deposit or prepaid services security deposit to be received by a person who has made a request for written confirmation before the Date of Acceptance and has not yet received the refund).

Article 9 In cases where a person who has the rights set forth in Article 21, paragraph (1) of the Act receives a refund of a business security deposit or prepaid services security deposit, he/she shall attach written confirmation except for cases where he/she receives a refund of business security deposit or a prepaid services security deposit through procedures for the payment of dividends under Article 13.

(Public Notice)

Article 10 (1) The Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who has jurisdiction over the location of the principal office of a Licensed Installment Seller, etc. who has made a business security deposit or a Licensed Installment Seller, etc. who has made a prepaid services security deposit (excluding a person who has concluded a Security Deposit Entrustment Contract as a preservative measure for advances received) shall, when said Licensed Installment Seller, etc. falls under any of items (i) to (iv) of Article 27, paragraph (1) of the Act (including cases where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-62 of the Act) or when a person who has the rights set forth in Article 21, paragraph (1) of the Act or said Licensed Installment Seller, etc. has made notification that said Licensed Installment Seller, etc. falls under item (v) or item (vi) of Article 27, paragraph (1) of the Act (including cases where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-62 of the Act), give a public notice, without delay, to a person who has the rights set forth in Article 21, paragraph (1) of the Act that he/she shall file his/her claims to said Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry within a certain period of not less than sixty days and that if he/she fails to file his/her claims within the period, he/she shall be excluded from the procedures to execute the rights in relation to the business security deposit or prepaid services security deposit pertaining to said public notice.

(2) The Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry shall, when having determined not to issue a written confirmation under Article 5, paragraph (2), item (iii), give a public notice, without delay, to a person who has the rights set forth in Article 21, paragraph (1) of the Act that he/she shall file his/her claims to said Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry within a certain period of not less than sixty days and that if he/she fails to file his/her claims within the period, he/she shall be excluded from the procedures to execute the rights in relation to the business security deposit or preservative measure for advances received pertaining to said public notice.

(3) When a public notice under Article 20-3, paragraph (1) of the Act has been given or the Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry has given a public notice pursuant to the provisions of the preceding two paragraphs, the Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry shall give a notice to that effect to a Licensed Installment Seller, etc. (where the person has concluded a Security Deposit Entrustment Contract, to said person and an entrusted person of said Security Deposit Entrustment Contract; the same shall apply in Article 12, paragraph (1) and paragraph (2)), and a person who has made a request under Article 8, paragraph (1).

(4) After a public notice under paragraph (2) has been given, the progress of the procedures shall not be hindered even in cases where a person who made a request under Article 8, paragraph (1) has withdrawn the request.

(Examination of Rights)

Article 11 (1) The Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry shall carry out an examination of rights without delay, after the period set forth in Article 20-3, paragraph (1) of the Act or paragraph (1) or paragraph (2) of the preceding Article has passed.

(2) The Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry shall, by publicly notifying the date and place and giving a notice to a Licensed Installment Seller, etc. in advance, provide a person who has made a request under Article 8, paragraph (1), a person who has filed his/her claims within the period set forth in Article 20-3, paragraph (1) of the Act or paragraph (1) or paragraph (2) of the preceding Article, and a Licensed Installment Seller, etc. with the opportunity to present evidence and state their opinions with regard to the existence of their rights and the amount of their claims secured by said rights.

(Preparation of a Distribution List, etc.)

Article 12 (1) The Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry shall promptly prepare a distribution list, based on the results of the examination of rights under the preceding Article relating to a person who has filed his/her claims pertaining to a public notice under Article 20-3, paragraph (1) of the Act or Article 10, paragraph (1) or paragraph (2) (in cases, other than those prescribed in the following paragraph, where a public notice under Article 20-3, paragraph (1) of the Act has been given after a public notice under Article 10, paragraph (2) was given or where a public notice under Article 10, paragraph (1) has been given, relating to a person who has filed his/her claims pertaining to a public notice under Article 20-3, paragraph (1) of the Act or Article 10, paragraph (1) and a public notice under paragraph (2) of said Article), and shall publicly notify said list and give a notice to a Licensed Installment Seller, etc.

(2) When a public notice under Article 20-3, paragraph (1) of the Act has been given or the Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry has given a public notice under Article 10, paragraph (1) on or after the day on which he/she publicly notified a distribution list pertaining to a public notice under Article 10, paragraph (2) up to the day on which eighty days have passed from the day of the public notice of the distribution list, the Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry shall promptly correct the distribution list, based on the results of the examination of rights under the preceding Article relating to a person who has filed his/her claims pertaining to a public notice under Article 20-3, paragraph (1) of the Act or Article 10, paragraph (1) and a public notice under paragraph (2) of said Article, and shall publicly notify said corrected list and give a notice to a Licensed Installment Seller, etc.

(3) A distribution list shall be prepared or corrected with regard to business security deposit and prepaid services security deposits that have been deposited until the final day of the period set forth in Article 20-3, paragraph (1) of the Act or Article 10, paragraph (1) or paragraph (2).

(Payment of Dividends)

Article 13 Dividends shall be paid in accordance with the distribution list at least eighty days after the day on which public notice under paragraph (1) of the preceding Article is given (in the cases prescribed in paragraph (2) of the preceding Article, from the day on which public notice under said paragraph was given).

(Cases Where Notice is not Required)

Article 14 When the whereabouts of a Licensed Installment Seller, etc. are unknown, notice to the Licensed Installment Seller, etc. under Article 10, paragraph (3), Article 11, paragraph (2), and Article 12, paragraph (1) and paragraph (2) shall not be required.

(Liquidation of Securities)

Article 15 In cases where securities (including paperless company bonds, etc. prescribed in Article 129, paragraph (1) of the Act on Book-Entry Transfer of Company Bonds, etc. (Act No.75 of 2001)) are deposited, the Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry may liquidate them when necessary. In this case, the expenses for the liquidation shall be deducted from the liquidation price.

(Delegation to Ministerial Ordinance)

Article 16 In addition to what is provided for in this Cabinet Order, necessary matters concerning the execution of the rights under Article 21 of the Act (including cases where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3 and Article 35-3-62 of the Act) shall be specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of Justice and Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

(Means of Using Information and Communications Technology Pertaining to Loan Affiliated Installment Sales)

Article 17 The provisions of Article 2 shall apply mutatis mutandis to loan affiliated installment sellers. In this case, the term "Article 4-2 of the Act" in Article 2, paragraph (1) and paragraph (2) shall be deemed to be replaced with "Article 4-2 of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 29-4, paragraph (1) of the Act."

(Defense Against Loan Affiliated Installment Sellers)

Article 18 (1) The amount specified by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 30-4, paragraph (4) of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 29-4, paragraph (2) of the Act shall be 40,000 yen.

(2) The amount specified by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 30-4, paragraph (4) of the Act, as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 29-4, paragraph (2) of the Act, as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 30-5, paragraph (1) of the Act, as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 29-4, paragraph (3) of the Act, shall be 38,000 yen.

(Allocation of Payment of Tender Pertaining to Loan Affiliated Installment Sales)

Article 19 In cases where the provisions of Article 30-4 of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 29-4, paragraph (2) of the Act are applied mutatis mutandis, pursuant to the provisions of Article 30-5, paragraph (1) of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 29-4, paragraph (3) of the Act, to the payment of tender pertaining to loan affiliated installment sales prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (2), item (ii) of the Act, the provisions of Article 22 shall apply mutatis mutandis. In this case, the term "obligation pertaining to the intermediation of comprehensive credit purchases" in Article 22 shall be deemed to be replaced with "obligation pertaining to loan affiliated installment sales"; the term "the fee for the intermediation of comprehensive credit purchases" in item (i) of said Article shall be deemed to be replaced with "interest and other fees for the loan pertaining to the loan affiliated installment sales"; and the term "Article 30-5, paragraph (1), item (iv) of the Act" in item (v) of said Article shall be deemed to be replaced with "Article 30-5, paragraph (1), item (iv) of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 29-4, paragraph (3) of the Act."

(Technical Replacement of Terms Concerning Payment of Tender Pertaining to Loan Affiliated Installment Sales)

Article 20 In cases where the provisions of Article 30-5 of the Act are applied mutatis mutandis, pursuant to the provisions of Article 29-4, paragraph (3) of the Act, with regard to the repayment of tender pertaining to loan affiliated installment sales prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (2), item (ii) of the Act, technical replacement of terms shall be as shown in the table below:

|Provision in which a term is deemed to be replaced|Term deemed to be replaced|Term deemed to be replaced with|

|Article 30-5, paragraph (1)|the obligation pertaining to the Intermediation of Comprehensive Credit Purchases|the obligation pertaining to Loan Affiliated Installment Sales|

||payment set forth in Article 30-2-3, paragraph (1), item (ii)|installment payment set forth in Article 29-3, paragraph (1), item (ii)|

||tender set forth in Article 30-2-3, paragraph (3), item (ii)|tender set forth in Article 29-3, paragraph (2), item (ii)|

||"payment"|"installment payment"|

||selling price in cash or offering price in cash set forth in Article 30-2-3, paragraph (2), item (i)|loan set forth in Article 29-3, paragraph (2), item (i)|

||the fee for the Intermediation of Comprehensive Credit Purchases|interest and other fees for the loan pertaining to the Loan Affiliated Installment Sales|

|Article 30-5, paragraph (2)|the preceding Article|the preceding Article as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 29-4, paragraph (2)|

(Defense Against Comprehensive Credit Purchase Intermediaries)

Article 21 (1) The amount specified by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 30-4, paragraph (4) of the Act shall be 40,000 yen.

(2) The amount specified by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 30-4, paragraph (4) of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 30-5, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be 38,000 yen.

(Allocation of Payment of Tender Pertaining to the Intermediation of Comprehensive Credit Purchases)

Article 22 In cases where the provisions of Article 30-4 of the Act are applied mutatis mutandis, pursuant to the provisions of Article 30-5, paragraph (1) of the Act, with regard to the payment of tender pertaining to the intermediation of comprehensive credit purchases prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (3), item (ii) of the Act, said payment of tender shall be deemed to have been allocated, at each time of the payment, for the obligation pertaining to said intermediation of comprehensive credit purchases listed in the following items, as prescribed in said items, in addition to what is provided for in said paragraph:

(i) with regard to delay damages that arise in the same period of time, any delay damage due to the delay in paying the fee for the intermediation of comprehensive credit purchases (hereinafter such fee shall be simply referred to as the "Fee" in this Article, and such delay damage shall be referred to as the "Portion of the Delay Damages pertaining to the Fee") shall take precedence for the allocation of the payment of tender over other obligations, followed by any delay damage due to the delay in performing the obligations other than delay damages and the Fee (hereinafter such obligations shall be referred to as the "Principal Obligations," and such delay damage shall be referred to as the "Portion of the Delay Damages pertaining to the Principal Obligations");

(ii) with regard to the portion of the delay damages pertaining to the Fee that arises due to the delay in paying components of the Fee prescribed in item (iv) (hereinafter such portion shall be referred to as a "Component of the Delay Damages" in this item), the payment of tender shall be allocated sequentially starting with the one for which the principal obligation pertaining to the Component of the Delay Damages arose the earliest, and in accordance with the amount of the components of the delay damages if the allocation order is the same;

(iii) with regard to the Portion of the Delay Damages pertaining to the Principal Obligations that arises due to the delay in performing the Principal Obligations (hereinafter such portion shall be referred to as a "Component of the Delay Damages" in this item), the payment of tender shall be allocated sequentially starting with the one for which the principal obligation pertaining to the Component of the Delay Damages arose the earliest, and in accordance with the amount of the components of the delay damages if the allocation order is the same;

(iv) with regard to the portion of the Fees that are due in the same period of time and pertain to the Principal Obligations (hereinafter such portion shall be referred to as a "Component of the Fees"), the payment of tender shall be allocated sequentially starting with the one for which the principal obligation pertaining to the Component of the Fees arose the earliest, and in accordance with the amount of the components of the fees if the allocation order is the same;

(v) with regard to the Principal Obligations whose allocation positions under Article 30-5, paragraph (1), item (iv) of the Act are the same, the payment of tender shall be allocated in proportion to the amounts thereof.

(Means of Using Information and Communications Technology Pertaining to the Intermediation of Comprehensive Credit Purchases)

Article 23 The provisions of Article 2 shall apply mutatis mutandis to comprehensive credit purchase intermediaries, sellers for the intermediation of comprehensive credit purchases, or service providers for the intermediation of comprehensive credit purchases. In this case, the phrase "Article 4-2 of the Act" in Article 2 shall be deemed to be replaced with "Article 4-2 of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 30-6 of the Act."

(Defense Against Individual Credit Purchase Intermediaries)

Article 24 The amount specified by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 35-3-19, paragraph (4) of the Act shall be 40,000 yen.

(Means of Using Information and Communications Technology Pertaining to the Intermediation of Individual Credit Purchases)

Article 25 (1) When a seller for the intermediation of individual credit purchases, a service provider for the intermediation of individual credit purchases, or an individual credit purchase intermediary intends to provide matters prescribed in Article 35-3-22, paragraph (1) of the Act, pursuant to the provisions of said paragraph, he/she shall obtain prior consent from the purchaser or the service recipient, in writing or by Electromagnetic Means, by indicating the type and details of the Electromagnetic Means to be used, as specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and Cabinet Order.

(2) If a seller for the intermediation of individual credit purchases, a service provider for the intermediation of individual credit purchases, or an individual credit purchase intermediary who has obtained the consent pursuant to the provisions of the preceding paragraph receives a notification in writing or by Electromagnetic Means from the purchaser or the service recipient, stating that he/she will not accept provision of matters by Electromagnetic Means, the seller for the intermediation of individual credit purchases, the service provider for the intermediation of individual credit purchases, or the individual credit purchase intermediary shall not provide matters prescribed in Article 35-3-22, paragraph (1) of the Act by Electromagnetic Means to the purchaser or the service recipient; provided, however, that this shall not apply when the purchaser or the service recipient gives the consent prescribed in the preceding paragraph once again.

(3) In addition to what is provided for in the preceding two paragraphs, an individual credit purchase intermediary who provides matters prescribed in Article 35-3-22, paragraph (2) of the Act by Electromagnetic Means (excluding means specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and Cabinet Order set forth in said paragraph) shall confirm that said matters have been recorded in a file on the computer used by the purchaser or the service recipient, as specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and Cabinet Order.

(Balance After Deducting Total Liabilities from Total Assets of Individual Credit Purchase Intermediary)

Article 26 The amount specified by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 35-3-26, paragraph (1), item (ii) of the Act (including cases where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-27, paragraph (2) of the Act) shall be 40,000 yen.

(Fee for Renewal of Registration)

Article 27 The amount specified by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 35-3-27, paragraph (1), item (ii) of the Act shall be 37,500 yen (in the case of filing an application by using the electronic data processing system prescribed in Article 3, paragraph (1) of the Act on the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Administrative Procedures, etc. (Act No. 151 of 2002) pursuant to the provisions of said paragraph, such amount shall be 34,400 yen).

(Act Specified by Cabinet Order Set Forth in Article 8, Item (vi) of the Act as Applied Mutatis Mutandis Pursuant to Article 35-3-62 of the Act)

Article 28 The Act specified by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 8, item (vi) of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-62 of the Act shall be the Travel Agency Act (Act No. 239 of 1952).

(Application for Certification of Certified Installment Sales Association)

Article 29 (1) An application for certification under Article 35-18, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be filed by submitting a written application containing the following matters to the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry:

(i) name;

(ii) location of the office;

(iii) names of the officers and names of members.

(2) The application set forth in the preceding paragraph shall be attached with the articles of incorporation and other documents specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

(Consultation with the Consumer Affairs Council and the Consumer Commission)

Article 30 The consultation under Article 36, paragraph (2) of the Act shall be made by the competent ministers listed in the following items with the Consumer Affairs Council or the Consumer Commission specified in the relevant item:

(i) the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry: the Consumer Affairs Council;

(ii) the Prime Minister: the Consumer Commission; and

(iii) the minister having jurisdiction over the physical distribution of said goods, the minister having jurisdiction over a business that offers the facilities or the Services pertaining to said rights, or the minister having jurisdiction over a business that offers said Services set forth in Article 46, item (v) of the Act: the Consumer Affairs Council.

(Collection of Reports, etc. from Persons who Engage in Installment Sales in the Course of Trade)

Article 31 (1) The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and the minister having jurisdiction over the physical distribution of said goods may require, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (1) of the Act, a person who engages in installment sales prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1), item (i) of the Act (hereinafter simply referred to as "Installment Sales" in this paragraph) in the course of trade to make a report with regard to the following matters:

(i) the sales amount of Designated Goods, the method of Installment Sales of said Designated Goods, and Installment Sales amount by said method;

(ii) the rate of the amount of the initial installment to the selling price of Designated Goods, the period for paying the charge for Installment Sales of Designated Goods, and other matters concerning a contract to sell Designated Goods by the Installment Sales method;

(iii) the status of collection of charge credits pertaining to Installment Sales of Designated Goods.

(2) The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry may require, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (1) of the Act, a licensed installment seller to make a report with regard to the following matters:

(i) matters concerning the status of property;

(ii) matters concerning the operation of business related to prepaid installment sales;

(iii) matters concerning concurrent businesses.

(3) The Prime Minister may require a licensed installment seller to make a report with regard to matters concerning the operation of the prepaid installment sale business pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (2) of the Act.

(4) The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry may require a comprehensive credit purchase intermediary to make a report or to submit books, documents, or other articles with regard to the following matters pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (3) of the Act:

(i) the status of the implementation of the measures prescribed in Article 30-5-2 of the Act;

(ii) matters concerning the handling of specified credit information and the announcement of the name or trade name of a participating designated credit information institution;

(iii) the status of the development of the system prescribed in Article 33-2, paragraph (1), item (x) of the Act (limited to the status pertaining to registered comprehensive credit purchase intermediaries);

(iv) the contents of a contract for the intermediation of comprehensive credit purchases concluded with a seller or a service provider and the conclusion status thereof (limited to the status pertaining to registered comprehensive credit purchase intermediaries);

(v) the status of the delivery, granting, use and collection of a card, etc. pertaining to the intermediation of comprehensive credit purchases (limited to the status pertaining to registered comprehensive credit purchase intermediaries);

(vi) matters concerning assets and liabilities (limited to those pertaining to registered comprehensive credit purchase intermediaries);

(vii) matters concerning concurrent businesses (limited to those pertaining to registered comprehensive credit purchase intermediaries).

(5) The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry may require, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (3) of the Act, an individual credit purchase intermediary to make a report or submit books, documents, or other articles with regard to the following matters:

(i) the contents of a contract for the intermediation of individual credit purchases concluded with a seller or a service provider and the status of conclusion thereof;

(ii) matters concerning the investigation under Article 35-3-5, paragraph (1) of the Act;

(iii) matters concerning consent pertaining to an application for a contract for receiving the intermediation of individual credit purchases filed by said individual credit purchase intermediary or an application for a contract for receiving the intermediation of individual credit purchases received by said individual credit purchase intermediary;

(iv) matters concerning a notification under Article 35-3-10, paragraph (4) or Article 35-3-11, paragraph (6) of the Act;

(v) the status of the implementation of the measures prescribed in Article 35-3-20 of the Act;

(vi) matters concerning the handling of specified credit information and the announcement of the trade name or name of a participating designated credit information institution;

(vii) the status of the development of the system prescribed in Article 35-3-26, paragraph (1), item (ix) of the Act (limited to the status pertaining to registered individual credit purchase intermediaries);

(viii) matters concerning assets and liabilities (limited to those pertaining to registered individual credit purchase intermediaries);

(ix) matters concerning concurrent businesses (limited to those pertaining to registered individual credit purchase intermediaries).

(6) The Prime Minister may require, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (4) of the Act, a comprehensive credit purchase intermediary to make a report or submit books, documents, or other articles with regard to the status of the implementation of the measures prescribed in Article 35-3-2 of the Act.

(7) The Prime Minister may require, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (4) of the Act, an individual credit purchase intermediary to make a report or submit books, documents, or other articles with regard to the following matters:

(i) the contents of a contract for the intermediation of individual credit purchases concluded with a seller or a service provider and the status of conclusion thereof;

(ii) matters concerning the investigation under Article 35-3-5, paragraph (1) of the Act;

(iii) matters concerning consent pertaining to an application for a contract for receiving the intermediation of individual credit purchases filed by said individual credit purchase intermediary or an application for a contract for receiving the intermediation of individual credit purchases received by said individual credit purchase intermediary;

(iv) the status of the implementation of the measures prescribed in Article 35-3-20 of the Act.

(8) The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry may require, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (5) of the Act, a person who has obtained a license set forth in Article 35-3-61 of the Act to make a report with regard to the following matters:

(i) the transaction amount of goods or Designated Services by the specified prepaid transactions;

(ii) the period for paying the charge for goods or the value of Designated Services pertaining to specified prepaid transactions and other matters concerning a contract for specified prepaid transactions;

(iii) the status of collection of charge credits of goods or credits for the value of Designated Services pertaining to specified prepaid transactions;

(iv) matters concerning the status of property;

(v) matters concerning the operation of business of specified prepaid transactions;

(vi) matters concerning concurrent businesses.

(9) The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry may require, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (5) of the Act, a designated entrusted institution to make a report with regard to the following matters:

(i) matters concerning the status of property;

(ii) matters concerning the operation of entrusted business;

(iii) matters concerning concurrent businesses.

(10) The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry may require, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (6) of the Act, a person who has obtained a license set forth in Article 35-3-61 of the Act to make a report with regard to the following matters:

(i) the transaction amount of goods or Designated Services by the specified prepaid transactions method;

(ii) the period for paying the charge for goods or the value of Designated Services pertaining to specified prepaid transactions and other matters concerning a contract for specified prepaid transactions;

(iii) the status of collection of charge credits of goods or credits for the value of Designated Services pertaining to specified prepaid transactions;

(iv) matters concerning the operation of business of specified prepaid transactions.

(11) The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry may require, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (7) of the Act, a credit card, etc. purchase intermediary or a brokerage agency of advance payment to make a report with regard to the following matters:

(i) the status of the implementation of measures necessary for the proper management of credit card numbers, etc. prescribed in Article 35-16, paragraph (1) or paragraph (3) of the Act;

(ii) the status of the provision of instructions and the implementation of other measures prescribed in Article 35-16, paragraph (4) of the Act.

(12) The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry may require, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (8) of the Act, a person who has been entrusted with a business related to the intermediation of comprehensive credit purchases by a comprehensive credit purchase intermediary to make a report with regard to matters concerning the entrusted business related to the intermediation of comprehensive credit purchases.

(Collection of Reports, etc. from Closely Related Persons)

Article 32 (1) The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry may require, pursuant to the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (9) of the Act, a report or the submission of books, documents, or other materials with regard to the following matters:

(i) matters concerning an investigation under Article 35-3-5, paragraph (1) of the Act;

(ii) matters concerning solicitation of application for or conclusion of Specified Contracts (meaning contracts falling under any of the items of Article 35-3-5, paragraph (1) of the Act; hereinafter the same shall apply in this paragraph) that fall under the category of sales or service contracts for the intermediation of individual credit purchases;

(iii) the contents of a Specified Contract that falls under the category of a sales or service contract for the intermediation of individual credit purchases and matters concerning the performance thereof;

(iv) matters concerning the withdrawal of an application, received by a seller for the intermediation of individual credit purchases or a service provider for the intermediation of individual credit purchases, for a Specified Contract that falls under the category of a sales contract for the intermediation of individual credit purchases or a service contract for the intermediation of individual credit purchases, or the cancellation of a Specified Contract, concluded by a seller for the intermediation of individual credit purchases or a service provider for the intermediation of individual credit purchases, that falls under the category of a sales contract for the intermediation of individual credit purchases or a service contract for the intermediation of individual credit purchases;

(v) the contents of a related goods sales contract pertaining to a Specified Continuous Service Contract (meaning a Specified Continuous Service Contract prescribed in Article 35-3-5, paragraph (1), item (iv) of the Act; the same shall apply in the following item) that falls under the category of a service contract for the intermediation of individual credit purchases or a sales contract for the intermediation of individual credit purchases (such related goods sales contract shall mean a related goods sales contract prescribed in Article 48, paragraph (2) of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (Act No. 57 of 1976) and shall be limited to such contract in cases where said service provider for the intermediation of individual credit purchases or seller for the intermediation of individual credit purchases sells said goods or acts as an agency or intermediary therefor; the same shall apply in the following item); and the matters concerning the performance thereof;

(vi) matters concerning the cancellation of a related goods sales contract pertaining to a Specified Continuous Service Contract that falls under the category of a service contract for the intermediation of individual credit purchases or a sales contract for the intermediation of individual credit purchases;

(vii) the contents of a contract to offer business related to business opportunity related sales transactions prescribed in Article 51, paragraph (1) of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions that are carried out by a seller for the intermediation of individual credit purchases or a service provider for the intermediation of individual credit purchases and for which the other party is an individual who conducts business offered or mediated in relation to the business opportunity related sales prescribed in said paragraph at a place other than a business establishment or other similar facility; and the matters concerning the performance thereof.

(2) The person specified by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 40, paragraph (9) of the Act shall be a seller for the intermediation of individual credit purchases and a service provider for the intermediation of individual credit purchases.

(Affairs Administrated by Prefectural Governments)

Article 33 (1) The following affairs that are under the authority of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry shall be undertaken by the prefectural governor having jurisdiction over the area of the prefecture that includes the place where a seller for the intermediation of individual credit purchases or a service provider for the intermediation of individual credit purchases related to said individual credit purchase intermediary solicits application for or conclusion of sales contracts for the intermediation of individual credit purchases or service contracts for the intermediation of individual credit purchases pertaining to a contract that falls under any of Article 35-3-5, paragraph (1), item (i) or items (iii) to (v) of the Act; provided, however, that this shall not preclude the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry from exercising the authority by him/herself when the fairness of transactions for the intermediation of individual credit purchases or the interests of purchasers or service recipients are likely to be damaged in the area across two or more prefectures and the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry finds it especially necessary so as to cope with the situation in a proper and effective manner or when there has been a request from a prefectural governor:

(i) affairs concerning an order under Article 35-3-21 of the Act (limited to an order concerning a contract that falls under any of Article 35-3-5, paragraph (1), item (i) or items (iii) to (v) of the Act in cases where there is a violation to the provisions of said Article or the main clause of Article 35-3-7; the same shall apply in the following item);

(ii) affairs concerning an order under Article 35-3-32, paragraph (2) of the Act (limited to the part pertaining to item (i) of said paragraph; the same shall apply in item (ii) of the following paragraph) (limited to an order in cases where said individual credit purchase intermediary violates an order under Article 35-3-21, paragraph (1) of the Act issued by the prefectural governor pursuant to the provisions of the preceding item);

(iii) affairs prescribed in Article 40, paragraph (3) and paragraph (9), and Article 41, paragraph (1) and paragraph (5) of the Act pertaining to the affairs listed in the preceding two items.

(2) The following affairs that are under the authority of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry shall be undertaken by the prefectural governor having jurisdiction over the area of the prefecture that includes the place where a person has received the solicitation for application for or conclusion of sales contracts for the intermediation of individual credit purchases or service contracts for the intermediation of individual credit purchases pertaining to a contract that falls under Article 35-3-5, paragraph (1), item (ii) of the Act by a seller for the intermediation of individual credit purchases or a service provider for the intermediation of individual credit purchases related to said individual credit purchase intermediary; provided, however, that this shall not preclude the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry from exercising the authority by him/herself when the fairness of transactions for the intermediation of individual credit purchases or the interests of purchasers or service recipients are likely to be damaged in the area across two or more prefectures and the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry finds it especially necessary so as to cope with the situation in a proper and effective manner or when there has been a request from a prefectural governor:

(i) affairs concerning an order under Article 35-3-21 of the Act (limited to an order concerning a contract that falls under Article 35-3-5, paragraph (1), item (ii) of the Act in cases where there is a violation of the provisions of said Article or the main clause of Article 35-3-7; the same shall apply in the following item);

(ii) affairs concerning an order under Article 35-3-32, paragraph (2) of the Act (limited to orders in cases where the individual credit purchase intermediary violates an order under Article 35-3-21, paragraph (1) of the Act issued by the prefectural governor pursuant to the provisions of the preceding item);

(iii) affairs prescribed in Article 40, paragraph (3) and paragraph (9), and Article 41, paragraph (1) and paragraph (5) of the Act pertaining to the affairs listed in the preceding two items.

(3) Affairs that are under the authority of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry as prescribed in Article 40, paragraph (1) and paragraph (5) and Article 41, paragraph (1) of the Act and which pertain to a licensed installment seller or a person who has obtained a license set forth in Article 35-3-61 of the Act and who only has business offices and agency offices in a single prefecture shall be undertaken by the governor of said prefecture; provided, however, that this shall not preclude the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry from exercising such authority personally.

(4) A prefectural governor who has undertaken the affairs prescribed in the preceding three paragraphs, pursuant to the provisions of said paragraphs, shall report the results thereof to the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, as specified by Ordinance of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

(5) In the case referred to in the main clause of paragraph (1), the main clause of paragraph (2), and the main clause of paragraph (3), the provisions of the Act concerning the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry pertaining to the affairs prescribed in the main clause of paragraph (1), the main clause of paragraph (2), and the main clause of paragraph (3) (excluding the provisions of Article 35-3-21, paragraph (2) and paragraph (3), and Article 35-3-32, paragraph (3) and paragraph (4) of the Act) shall apply to prefectural governors as the provisions concerning prefectural governors.

(Delegation of Authority)

Article 34 The following authority of the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry based on the Act shall be undertaken by the Director of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry who has jurisdiction over the location of the principal office of an installment seller, a comprehensive credit purchase intermediary, an individual credit purchase intermediary, a person who has obtained a license set forth in Article 35-3-61 of the Act, a credit card, etc. purchase intermediary, a brokerage agency of advance payment, or a person who uses a designated credit information institution; provided, however, that this shall not preclude the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry from exercising the authority listed in items (i) to (iii), item (v), and items (vii) to (xi) by him/herself:

(i) the authority based on the provisions of Article 10, paragraph (1) of the Act (excluding any authority pertaining to goods whose physical distribution is under the jurisdiction of a minister other than the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry);

(ii) the authority based on the provisions of Article 16, paragraph (2) (including cases where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 18, paragraph (2) and Article 22, paragraph (3) (including cases where these provisions are applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3 and Article 35-3-62 of the Act), Article 35-3, and Article 35-3-62 of the Act); Article 18-4, paragraph (1); Article 18-5, paragraph (3) and paragraph (5); Article 20-3, paragraphs (1) to (3), and paragraph (5); Article 20-4, paragraph (2); and Article 22, paragraph (2) of the Act (including cases where these provisions are applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-62 of the Act);

(iii) the authority based on the provisions of Article 30-5-3, paragraph (1); Article 33-5; Article 34, paragraph (1); Article 20, paragraph (2) of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 34, paragraph (2); Article 34-2, paragraph (1), paragraph (2), and paragraph (5); and Article 24 of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3; of the Act;

(iv) the authority based on the provisions of Article 32, paragraph (1); Article 33 and Article 33-2, paragraph (1) (including cases where these provisions are applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 33-3, paragraph (2) of the Act); Article 15, paragraph (3) of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 33-2, paragraph (2); Article 33-3, paragraph (1); Article 15, paragraph (3) of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 33-3, paragraph (2); Article 33-4; Article 34-3, paragraph (1); Article 34-2, paragraph (3) of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 34-3, paragraph (2); and Article 26, paragraph (1) of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3; of the Act;

(v) the authority based on the provisions of Article 35-3-21, paragraph (1); Article 35-3-31; Article 35-3-32, paragraph (1), paragraph (2) and paragraph (5); and Article 24 of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-35; of the Act;

(vi) the authority based on the provisions of Article 35-3-24, paragraph (1); Article 35-3-25 and Article 35-3-26, paragraph (1) (including cases where these provisions are applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-27, paragraph (2) of the Act); Article 35-3-26, paragraph (2); Article 15, paragraph (3) of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-27, paragraph (2); Article 35-3-28, paragraph (1); Article 15, paragraph (3) of the Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-28, paragraph (2); Article 35-3-25 and Article 35-3-26, paragraph (1); Article 35-3-29; Article 35-3-33, paragraph (1); Article 35-3-32, paragraph (3) as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-33, paragraph (2); and Article 26, paragraph (1) as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-35; of the Act;

(vii) the authority based on the provisions of Article 35-17 of the Act;

(viii) the authority based on the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (1) of the Act (excluding any authority pertaining to goods whose physical distribution is under the jurisdiction of a minister other than the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry);

(ix) the authority based on the provisions of Article 40, paragraph (3), paragraph (5), paragraphs (7) to (9), and paragraph (11) of the Act;

(x) the authority based on the provisions of Article 41, paragraph (1), and paragraphs (3) to (6) of the Act;

(xi) the authority based on the provisions of Article 43, paragraph (1) of the Act (limited to the authority pertaining to registered comprehensive credit purchase intermediaries and registered individual credit purchase intermediaries).

(Authority Not to be Delegated to the Director General of the Consumer Affairs Agency)

Article 35 The authority specified by Cabinet Order set forth in Article 48, paragraph (2) of the Act shall be the authority based on the provisions of Article 20-2, paragraph (3) and paragraph (4); Article 23, paragraph (3) and paragraph (4) (including cases where these provisions are applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 35-3-62 of the Act); Article 30-5-3, paragraph (2) and paragraph (3); Article 34-2, paragraph (3) and paragraph (4); Article 35-3-21, paragraph (2) and paragraph (3); Article 35-3-32, paragraph (3) and paragraph (4); Article 36, paragraph (2); and Article 41-2 of the Act.

Appended Table 1 (Re: Art. 1)

|(i) processed animal and plant products (limited to those that are not for ordinary human consumption) that are ingested by humans (excluding medicines (meaning medicines prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act (Act No. 145 of 1960); the same shall apply hereinafter))|

|(ii) pearls, precious stones, and semiprecious stones|

|(iii) textiles with a width of 13 cm or more|

|(iv) clothes (excluding footwear and personal items)|

|(v) neckties, scarves, handbags, bags, umbrellas, walking sticks, and other personal items, as well as rings, necklaces, cuff buttons, and other personal jewelry|

|(vi) footwear|

|(vii) floor mats, curtains, bedding, table cloths, towels, and other household textile products|

|(viii) furniture,single-panel screens, folding screens, umbrella stands, money safes, lockers, and other equipment, as well as household laundry equipment, indoor decorations, and other household living supplies (excluding those listed in other items)|

|(ix) pans, pots, kettles, and other kitchen utensils, as well as table knives, tableware, vaccuum bottles, and other table utensils|

|(x) books|

|(xi) fliers, pamphlets, catalogues, and other similar printed material|

|(xii) mechanical pencils, fountain pens, ball-point pens, ink stands, rulers, and other similar stationery goods|

|(xiii) seals|

|(xiv) photovoltaic power generation equipment and other power generation equipment|

|(xv) electric drills, air hammers, and other handheld power tools|

|(xvi) sewing machines and knitting machines|

|(xvii) agricultural machines and devices (excluding agricultural tractors) and forestry machines and devices|

|(xviii) agricultural tractors and hauling tractors|

|(xix) manual platform scales capable of weighing objects up to 2 tons, self-indicating scales capable of weighing objects up to 150 kilograms, and manual pan scales|

|(xx) clocks and watches/timekeeping devices (excluding marine clocks, tower clocks and other special purpose clocks)|

|(xxi) optical instruments and devices (excluding photographic machines and devices, cinematographic machines and devices, and applied electronic machines and devices)|

|(xxii) photographic machines and devices|

|(xxiii) cinematic machines and devices (limited to those for 8 mm or 16 mm video systems)|

|(xxiv) office machines and devices (excluding applied electronic machines and devices)|

|(xxv) vending machines for products|

|(xxvi) medical machines and devices|

|(xxvii) scissors, ordinary knives, kitchen knives, and other sharp-edged tools; chisels, planers, saws, and other craftsmen tools; pickaxes, shovels, scoops, and other hand tools|

|(xxviii) bathtubs, kitchen sinks, toilet bowls, and other sanitary devices (including household well pumps)|

|(xxix) water purifiers|

|(xxx) cooking ranges, ovens, cooking stoves, and other cooking equipment, as well as kotatsu (small tables with a heater underneath, covered by a quilt), heating stoves, and other heating equipment (excluding electrical ones)|

|(xxxi) general purpose electric motors|

|(xxxii) electric machines and devices for domestic use|

|(xxxiii) light bulbs and lighting fixtures|

|(xxxiv) telephone and facsimile machines|

|(xxxv) intercoms, radios, televisions, recording machines and devices, record players, and other audio frequency machines and apparatus|

|(xxxvi) phonograph records and media on which sounds, images, or programs are recorded by magnetic or optical means|

|(xxxvii) cars and motorcycles (including motorized bicycles)|

|(xxviii) bicycles|

|(xxxix) carts (limited to those being used mainly in yards or work areas), man-powered towing vehicles, and animal-powered vehicles|

|(xl) boats, motorboats, and yachts (limited to those intended for sports)|

|(xli) personal computers|

|(xlii) net fishing gear, fishing gear, and fishing nets|

|(xliii) eyeglasses and hearing aids|

|(xliv) electrical and magnetic therapy devices and medical material generators for domestic use|

|(xlv) condoms|

|(xlvi) cosmetics|

|(xlvii) tools for playing the game of go or shogi, and tools for doing other indoor recreational activities|

|(xlviii) toys and dolls|

|(xlix) sports gear (excluding that listed in other items)|

|(l) slides, swings, and children's vehicles|

|(li) cosmetic brushes and cosmetic tool sets|

|(lii) wigs|

|(liii) smoking supplies|

|(liv) musical instruments|

Appended Table 1-2 (Re: Art. 1)

|(i) right to receive treatment to cleanse or beautify skin, shape the body, or reduce body weight|

|(ii) rights to use resort or sports facilities|

|(iii) rights to receive language lessons (excluding those equivalent to lessons in academic skills in preparation for academic ability entrance exams for schools prescribed in Article 1 of the School Education Act (Act No. 26 of 1947), the special technical schools prescribed in Article 124 of said Act, or the miscellaneous schools prescribed in Article 134, paragraph (1) of said Act, or for supplementing education in schools prescribed in Article 1 of said Act (excluding universities))|

|(iv) rights to receive lessons in academic skills in preparation for academic ability exams for schools prescribed in Article 1 of the School Education Act (excluding kindergartens and elementary schools), the special technical schools prescribed in Article 124 of said Act, or the miscellaneous schools prescribed in Article 134, paragraph (1) of said Act (such tests shall be referred to as "entrance exams" in the following item and appended table 1-3) or for supplementing school education (meaning education in the schools prescribed in Article 1 of said Act (excluding kindergartens and universities); the same shall apply in the following item and appended table 1-3) (limited to lessons offered at a place other than the place prescribed in the following item)|

|(v) rights to receive lessons in academic skills for pupils or students of the schools prescribed in Article 1 of the School Education Act (excluding kindergartens and universities) in preparation for entrance exams or to supplement school education (limited to lessons offered at a service provider's place of business or another place prepared by the service provider for said services)|

|(vi) rights to receive lessons in the knowledge or techniques for operating computers or word processors|

|(vii) rights of a person seeking to marry to receive introductions to persons of the opposite sex|

Appended Table 1-3 (Re: Art. 1)

|(i) carrying out treatment to cleanse or beautify skin, shaping the body, or reduce body weight|

|(ii) offering the use of resort and sports facilities|

|(iii) repairing or renovating houses, gates, or fences|

|(iv) offering language lessons (excluding those corresponding to lessons in academic skills in preparation for academic ability entrance exams for the schools prescribed in Article 1 of the School Education Act, the special technical schools prescribed in Article 124 of said Act, or the miscellaneous schools prescribed in Article 134, paragraph (1) of said Act, or to supplement education in the schools prescribed in Article 1 of said Act (excluding universities))|

|(v) offering lessons in academic skills for preparing for entrance tests or for supplementing school education (limited to lessons offered at a place other than the place prescribed in the following item)|

|(vi) offering lessons of academic skills for pupils or students of the schools prescribed in Article 1 of the School Education Act (excluding kindergartens and universities) for preparing for entrance tests or for supplementing school education (limited to lessons offered at a place of business of a service provider or other places prepared by a service provider for offering said services)|

|(vii) offering lessons of knowledge or techniques concerning the operation of computers or word processors|

|(viii) introducing persons of the opposite sex for those seeking to marry|

|(ix) controlling harmful animals or plants in houses|

|(x) teaching art or passing on knowledge (excluding those listed in items (iv) to (vii))|

Appended Table 2 (Re: Art. 1)

|(i) offering facilities for wedding ceremonies (including wedding receptions), renting clothes and providing other benefits, as well as supplying related goods|

|(ii) renting altars for funerals and providing other benefits, as well as supplying related goods|