Order for Enforcement of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions


Published: 2009

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´╗┐Order for Enforcement of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions

(Means of Inducing a Specified Customer)

Article 1 The means specified by Cabinet Order that is referred to in Article 2, paragraph (1), item (ii) of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") shall be a means that falls under any of the following:

(i) requesting a person to visit a business office or other specified place without informing him/her that the purpose of the visit will be to solicit the conclusion of the sales contract or Service Contract, by means of telephone, postal mail, correspondence delivery prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (2) of the Act on Correspondence Delivery by Private Business Operators (Act No. 99 of 2002) made by a general correspondence delivery operator prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (6) of the same Act or a specified correspondence delivery operator prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (9) of the same Act (hereinafter referred to as "Correspondence Delivery"), telegraph, or transmission using a facsimile machine, by an electromagnetic means prescribed in Article 12-3, paragraph (1) of the Act (hereinafter referred to as "electromagnetic means"), by distributing fliers or pamphlets or calling over a loudspeaker from outside of a residence, or by visiting a residence; or

(ii) representing to a person that he/she will be able to conclude the sales contract or Service Contract under significantly more advantageous terms than others and requesting him/her to visit a business office or other specified place, by means of telephone, postal mail, Correspondence Delivery, telegraph, or transmission using a facsimile machine, by electromagnetic means, or by visiting a residence (excluding where the request is made to a person with whom the seller or Service Provider has had transactions as a part of its business for such sales or provision of services prior to the date of such request).

(Means of Causing a Person to Telephone)

Article 2 The means specified by Cabinet Order that is referred to in Article 2, paragraph (3) of the Act shall be a means that falls under any of the following:

(i) requesting a person to telephone without informing the person that the purpose of the telephone call will be to solicit the conclusion of a sales contract or Service Contract, by means of telephone, postal mail, Correspondence Delivery, telegraph, or transmission using a facsimile machine, by electromagnetic means, or by distributing fliers or pamphlets; or

(ii) representing to a person that he/she will be able to conclude a sales contract or Service Contract under significantly more advantageous terms than others and requesting him/her to telephone, by means of telephone, postal mail, Correspondence Delivery, telegraph, or transmission using a facsimile machine, or by electromagnetic means (excluding where the request is made to a person with whom the seller or Service Provider has had transactions as a part of its business for such sales or provision of services prior to the date of such request).

(Designated Rights)

Article 3 The Designated Rights referred to in Article 2, paragraph (4) of the Act shall be the rights listed in Appended Table 1.

(Means of Inducing a Person without Informing Him/Her that the Purpose of Doing So Is Solicitation)

Article 3-2 The means specified by Cabinet Order that is referred to in Article 6, paragraph (4), Article 34, paragraph (4), and Article 52, paragraph (3) of the Act shall be requesting a person to visit a business office or other specified place, by means of telephone, postal mail, Correspondence Delivery, telegraph, or transmission using a facsimile machine, by electromagnetic means, by distributing fliers or pamphlets or calling over a loudspeaker from outside of a residence, or by visiting a residence.

(Means that Makes Use of Information and Communications Technology)

Article 4 (1) When a seller or Service Provider seeks to provide a person with the information prescribed in Article 13, paragraph (2) of the Act pursuant to the provisions of the same paragraph, the seller or Service Provide shall, in advance, indicate the type and details of the means prescribed in the first sentence of the same paragraph that the seller or Service Provider will use to the person who made the relevant offer, and gain said person's consent in writing or by a means prescribed in the first sentence of the same paragraph, pursuant to the provisions of ordinance of the competent ministry.

(2) If a seller or a Service Provider who has gained consent under the provisions of the preceding paragraph is notified in writing or by a means prescribed in the first sentence of Article 13, paragraph (2) of the Act by the person who made the relevant offer that said person will not accept information provided to him/her by the means prescribed in the first sentence of the same paragraph, the seller or Service Provider shall not provide the information prescribed in the same paragraph to the person who made said offer by the means prescribed in the first sentence of the same paragraph; provided, however, that this does not apply when the person who made the offer again gives the consent prescribed in the preceding paragraph.

(Sales and Provision of Services for Which It Is Found That the Interests of the Purchaser, etc. Can Be Protected under the Provisions of Another Act)

Article 5 The sales and the provision of services that are specified by Cabinet Order, referred to in Article 26, paragraph (1), item (viii)(d) of the Act, shall be the sales and provision of services listed in Appended Table 2.

(Provision of Services, etc. Disallowing the Withdrawal/Cancellation of a Contract Offer)

Article 6 The provision of services specified by Cabinet Order that is referred to in Article 26, paragraph (2) of the Act shall be the provision of services listed below, under a Service Contract that the Service Provider has been offered by or has concluded with a person whom the Service Provider has stopped at a place other than a Business Office, etc. (meaning a Business Office, etc., prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1), item (i) of the Act; hereinafter the same applies in this Article) and caused to follow him/her to a Business Office, etc. :

(i) providing services as a part of the business prescribed in Article 19-6-2 or Article 20, paragraph (2) of the Marine Transportation Act (Act No. 187 of 1949);

(ii) causing a person to eat and/or drink at a restaurant;

(iii) providing massage or acupressure therapy; or

(iv) causing a person to use karaoke box facilities or the equipment therein.

Article 6-2 The goods specified by Cabinet Order that are referred to in Article 26, paragraph (3), item (i) of the Act shall be automobiles (excluding two-wheeled automobiles; hereinafter the same shall apply in this Article), and the services specified by Cabinet Order that are referred to in the same item shall be the renting out of an automobile(s) (limited to where the person to whom the automobile is rented uses the automobile as the user of a private automobile set forth in the proviso to Article 80, paragraph (1) of the Road Transportation Act (Act No. 183 of 1951)).

Article 6-3 The provision of services specified by Cabinet Order that is referred to in Article 26, paragraph (3), item (ii) of the Act shall be the provision of services listed below:

(i) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1), item (i) or (v) of the Electricity Business Act (Act No. 170 of 1964);

(ii) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) or (3) of the Gas Business Act (Act No. 51 of 1954);

(iii) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (2) of the Heat Supply Business Act (Act No. 88 of 1972); or

(iv) the renting out of altars and any other provision of conveniences for funerals.

Article 6-4 The goods specified by Cabinet Order that are referred to in Article 26, paragraph (4), item (i) of the Act shall be the goods listed in Appended Table 3.

(Amount of Charges for Goods, etc. under a Sales Contract, etc. Disallowing the Withdrawal/Cancellation of an Offer)

Article 7 The amount specified by Cabinet Order that is referred to in Article 26, paragraph (4), item (iii) of the Act shall be three thousand yen.

(Form of Door-to-Door Sales Transactions Excluded from Application)

Article 8 The form of transaction specified by Cabinet Order that is referred to in Article 26, paragraph (5), item (ii) of the Act shall be a form of transaction that falls under any of the following:

(i) sales or provision of services, wherein a seller who actually engages in sales at a store (hereinafter referred to as a "Store-Based Seller") or a Service Provider who actually engages in the provision of services at a store (hereinafter referred to as a "Store-Based Service Provider") regularly visits people's residences and, without soliciting offers for sales contracts or the conclusion of sales contracts for goods or Designated Rights or without soliciting offers for Service Contracts or the conclusion of Service Contracts, simply receives such offers or is requested to conclude such contracts;

(ii) sales to a customer by a Store-Based Seller wherein the Store-Based Seller visits the residence of the customer, or provision of services to a customer by a Store-Based Service Provider wherein the Store-Based Service Provider visits the residence of the customer and receives an offer for a Service Contract or concludes a Service Contract (such a customer is limited to a person with whom the Store-Based Seller or Store-Based Service Provider has had transactions (limited to transactions in which there was no conduct in violation of the provisions of Article 4, Article 5, or Article 9, paragraph (6) of the Act and no conduct set forth in Article 7, item (i) or (iii) of the Act and which did not have as their purpose the conclusion of a contract falling under any of the items of Article 9-2, paragraph (1) of the Act on or after the day of said transactions, and excluding transactions in which there was either conduct in violation of the provisions of Article 3-2, paragraph (2) or Article 6, paragraphs (1) through (3) of the Act or conduct set forth in Article 7, item (ii) of the Act) as a part of its business for sales or the provision of services during the one year period prior to the date of the relevant visit);

(iii) sales to a customer by a seller other than a Store-Based Seller, wherein the seller visits the residence of the customer, or provision of services to a customer by a Service Provider other than a Store-Based Service Provider wherein the Service Provider visits the residence of the customer and receives an offer for a Service Contract or concludes a Service Contract, and wherein the seller or Service Provider has a continuous transaction relationship with the customer (such a customer is limited to a person with whom the seller or Service Provider has had transactions (limited to transactions in which there was no conduct in violation of the provisions of Article 4, Article 5, or Article 9, paragraph (6) of the Act or conduct set forth in Article 7, item (i) or (iii) of the Act and which did not have as their purpose the conclusion of a contract falling under any of the items of Article 9-2, paragraph (1) of the Act on or after the day of said transactions, and excluding transactions in which there was either conduct in violation of the provisions of Article 3-2, paragraph (2) or Article 6, paragraphs (1) through (3) of the Act or conduct set forth in Article 7, item (ii) of the Act) as a part of its business for sales or the provision of services on the occasion of two or more visits during the one year period prior to the date of the relevant visit); or

(iv) sales or provision of services to a person affiliated to another person's office or any other place of business (hereinafter simply referred to as a "Place of Business") by a seller or a Service Provider, wherein the seller conducts the sales at such Place of Business or wherein the Service Provider receives an offer for a Service Contract or concludes a Service Contract at such Place of Business (limited to sales or provision of services for which the seller or Service Provider has received written approval from the manager of the Place of Business).

(Conduct That Causes a Person to Request a Telephone Call)

Article 9 The conduct specified by Cabinet Order that is referred to in Article 26, paragraph (6), item (i) of the Act shall be causing a person to request a telephone call without informing him/her that the purpose of the telephone call will be to solicit the conclusion of a sales contract or Service Contract through Telemarketing Sales, by means of telephone, postal mail, Correspondence Delivery, telegraph, or transmission using a facsimile machine, by electromagnetic means, or by distributing fliers or pamphlets.

(Form of Telemarketing Sales Transactions Excluded from Application)

Article 10 The form of transaction specified by Cabinet Order that is referred to in Article 26, paragraph (6), item (ii) of the Act shall be sales or provision of services wherein a seller or Service Provider telephones a customer with whom the seller or Service Provider has a continuous transaction relationship (limited to a person with whom the seller or Service Provider has had two or more transactions (limited to transactions in which there was no conduct in violation of the provisions of Articles 18 through 20 or Article 24, paragraph (6) of the Act or conduct set forth in Article 22, item (i), and excluding transactions in which there was either conduct in violation of the provisions of Article 17 or Article 21 of the Act or conduct set forth in Article 22, item (ii) of the Act) as a part of its business for sales or provision of services during the one year period prior to the date of the relevant solicitation) and solicits the conclusion of a sales contract or a Service Contract during such telephone call, as a result of which the seller or Service Provider receives an offer for a sales contract or Service Contract by Postal Mail, etc. (meaning Postal Mail, etc. as prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (2) of the Act; hereinafter the same shall apply in this Article) or concludes a sales contract or Service Contract by Postal Mail, etc.

(When a Sales Contract for Goods Cannot be Canceled)

Article 10-2 When specified by Cabinet Order as referred to in Article 40-2, paragraph (2), item (iv) of the Act shall be when the Goods are lost or damaged in whole or in part due to a cause imputable to the Multilevel Marketing Affiliate.

(Period and Amount for the Provision of Specified Continuous Services)

Article 11 (1) The period specified by Cabinet Order that is referred to in Article 41, paragraph (1), item (i) shall be the period listed in Column 2 of Appended Table 4 for each kind of Specified Continuous Services listed in Column 1 of the same table.

(2) The amount specified by Cabinet Order that is referred to in Article 41, paragraph (1), item (i) of the Act shall be 50,000 yen.

(Specified Continuous Services)

Article 12 The Specified Continuous Services that are referred to in Article 41, paragraph (2) shall be the services listed in Column 1 of Appended Table 4.

(Amount Specified by Cabinet Order as referred to in Article 45, Paragraph (1) of the Act)

Article 13 The amount specified by Cabinet Order that is referred to in Article 45, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be 50,000 yen.

(Related Goods Specified by Cabinet Order as referred to in Article 48, Paragraph (2) of the Act)

Article 14 (1) The Related Goods specified by Cabinet Order that are referred to in the main clause of Article 48, paragraph (2) of the Act shall be the goods listed in Appended Table 5.

(2) The Related Goods specified by Cabinet Order that are referred to in the proviso to Article 48, paragraph (2) of the Act shall be the Related Goods listed in Appended Table 5, item (1), (a) and (b).

(Amount Specified by Cabinet Order as referred to in Article 49, Paragraph (2), Item (i)(b) of the Act)

Article 15 The amount specified by Cabinet Order that is referred to in Article 49, paragraph (2), item (i)(b) of the Act shall be the amount listed in Column 3 of Appended Table 4 for each type of Specified Continuous Services listed in Column 1 of the same table.

(Amount Specified by Cabinet Order as referred to in Article 49, Paragraph (2), Item (ii) of the Act)

Article 16 The amount specified by Cabinet Order that is referred to in Article 49, paragraph (2), item (ii) of the Act shall be the amount listed in Column 4 of Appended Table 4 for each type of Specified Continuous Services listed in Column 1 of the same table.

(Consultation with Consumer Commission or Consumer Affairs Council)

Article 16-2 The consultation under the provisions of Article 64 of the Act shall be one in which the competent minister set forth in each of the following items (excluding item (iii) in the case of consultation under the provisions of paragraph (2) of the same Article) consults with the Consumer Commission and/or the Consumer Affairs Council as specified in the relevant item:

(i) Prime Minister: the Consumer Commission;

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

(iii) the minister with jurisdiction over physical distribution of the relevant Goods, the minister with jurisdiction over the businesses that provide the facilities or services relevant to the rights, and the minister with jurisdiction over the businesses that provide the services, who are referred to in Article 67, paragraph (1), item (vi) of the Act: the Consumer Commission and the Consumer Affairs Council.

(Collection, etc. of Reports from a Seller, etc.)

Article 17 (1) The information regarding which the competent minister may order a seller, Service Provider, Coordinator, solicitor, general multilevel marketing distributor, or person engaged in Business Opportunity Sales to submit reports, its books, documents, or any other articles pursuant to the provisions of Article 66, paragraph (1) of the Act shall be the pieces of information listed in the right-hand column of the following table for each of the categories of persons set forth in the left-hand column of the same table.

|Seller|(1) information about the seller's solicitation of a sales contract or a Specified Right Sales Contract arising from Door-to-Door Sales or Telemarketing Sales|

||(2) information about an offer for a sales contract arising from Door-to-Door Sales, Mail Order Sales, or Telemarketing Sales received by the seller, or about the seller's conclusion of such a sales contract, a Specified Right Sales Contract, or a Sales Contract for Related Goods|

||(3) information about the details and performance of a sales contract, a Specified Right Sales Contract, or a Sales Contract for Related Goods concluded by the seller in connection with its Door-to-Door Sales, Mail Order Sales or Telemarketing Sales concluded by the seller|

||(4) information about the withdrawal of an offer for a sales contract that a seller received in connection with its Door-to-Door Sales or Telemarketing Sales or about the cancellation of a sales contract, a Specified Right Sales Contract, or a Sales Contract for Related Goods that a seller concluded in connection with its Door-to-Door Sales or Telemarketing Sales|

||(5) information about the seller's advertisement of Mail Order Sales or sales of rights to be provided Specified Continuous Services|

||(6) where the seller conducts prepaid transactions in connection with the Provision of Specified Continuous Services, information about the retention, inspection, and delivery of a full or extract copy of documents describing the status of the seller's business and property|

|Service Provider|(1) information about the Service Provider's solicitation of a Service Contract or a Specified Continuous Service Contract arising from Door-to-Door Sales or Telemarketing Sales|

||(2) information about an offer for a Service Contract arising from Door-to-Door Sales, Mail Order Sales, or Telemarketing Sales received by the Service Provider, or about the Service Provider's conclusion of such a Service Contract, a Specified Continuous Service Contract, or a Sales Contract Related Goods|

||(3) information about the details and performance of a Service Contract concluded by the Service Provider in connection with its Door-to-Door Sales, Mail Order Sales, or Telemarketing Sales, or the details and performance of a Specified Continuous Service Contract, or a Sales Contract for Related Goods concluded thereby|

||(4) information about the withdrawal of an offer for a Service Contract that a Service Provider received in connection with its Door-to-Door Sales or Telemarketing Sales, or about the cancellation of a Service Contract , a Specified Continuous Service Contract, or a Sales Contract for Related Goods that the Service Provider concluded in connection with its Door-to-Door Sales or Telemarketing Sales|

||(5) information about the Service Provider's advertisement of Mail Order Sales or provision of Specified Continuous Services|

||(6) where the Service Provider conducts prepaid transactions in connection with the Provision of Specified Continuous Services, information about the retention, inspection, and delivery of a full or extract copy of documents describing the status of the Service Provider's business and property|

|Coordinator|(1) information about the Coordinator's solicitation of Multilevel Marketing Transactionsthrough the Multilevel Marketing program coordinated thereby|

||(2) information about solicitation of Multilevel Marketing Transactions through the Multilevel Marketing program coordinated by the Coordinator , that the Coordinator has a solicitor conduct|

||(3) information about the Coordinator's conclusion of a contract for Multilevel Marketing Transactions through its Multilevel Marketing|

||(4) information about the details and performance of a contract for Multilevel Marketing Transactions concluded by the Coordinatorin connection with its Multilevel Marketing|

||(5) information about the Coordinator'scancellation of a contract for Multilevel Marketing Transactions arising from the Multilevel Marketing program coordinated thereby|

||(6) information about the Coordinator'sadvertisement of Multilevel Marketing Transactions arising from the Multilevel Marketing program coordinated thereby|

||(7) the type of goods or services connected with the Multilevel Marketing, the details of the specified profit, and any other information about the Multilevel Marketing program coordinated by the Coordinator|

|Solicitor|(1) information about the solicitor's solicitation of Multilevel Marketing Transactions through the Multilevel Marketing program coordinated by the Coordinator|

||(2) information about the solicitor's conclusion of a contract for Multilevel Marketing Transactions arising from its Multilevel Marketing|

||(3) information about the details and performance of a contract for Multilevel Marketing Transactions concluded by the solicitor in connection with its the Multilevel Marketing|

||(4) information about the solicitor's cancellation of a contract for Multilevel Marketing Transactions arising from the Multilevel Marketing program coordinated by the Coordinator|

||(5) information about the solicitor's advertisement of Multilevel Marketing Transactions arising from the Multilevel Marketing program coordinated by the Coordinator|

||(6) information about the solicitor's contractual relationship with the Unifying Party with regard to the Multilevel Marketing Transactions arising from the Multilevel Marketing program coordinated by the Coordinator|

|General multilevel marketing distributor|(1) information about the general multilevel marketing distributor's solicitation of Multilevel Marketing Transactions through the Multilevel Marketing program coordinated by the Coordinator|

||(2) information about the general multilevel marketing distributor's conclusion of a contract for Multilevel Marketing Transactions through its Multilevel Marketing|

||(3) information about the details and performance of a contract for Multilevel Marketing Transactions concluded by the general multilevel marketing distributor in connection with its Multilevel Marketing|

||(4) information about the general multilevel marketing distributor's cancellation of a contract for Multilevel Marketing Transactions arising from the Multilevel Marketing program coordinated by the Coordinator|

||(5) information about the general multilevel marketing distributor's advertisement of Multilevel Marketing Transactions arising from the Multilevel Marketing program coordinated by the Coordinator|

|Person engaged in Business Opportunity Sales|(1) information about solicitation, by the person engaged in Business Opportunity Sales, of Business Opportunity Sales Transactions through the Business Opportunity Sales conducted thereby|

||(2) information about the conclusion, by the person engaged in Business Opportunity Sales, of a contract for Business Opportunity Sales Transactions through the Business Opportunity Related Sales conducted thereby|

||(3) information about the details and performance of a contract for Business Opportunity Sales Transactions concluded by the person engaged in Business Opportunity Sales in connection with its Business Opportunity Sales|

||(4) information about the cancellation, by the person engaged in Business Opportunity Sales, of a contract for Business Opportunity Sales Transactions arising from its Business Opportunity Sales|

||(5) information about the advertisement, by the person engaged in Business Opportunity Sales, of Business Opportunity Sales Transactions arising from its Business Opportunity Sales|

(2) The information regarding which the competent minister may order a Business Operator Entrusted with E-mail That Advertises Mail Order Sales, a Business Operator Entrusted with E-mail That Advertises Multilevel Marketing Transactions, or a Business Operator Entrusted with E-mail That Advertises Business Opportunity Sales Transactions to submit reports, its books, documents, or any other articles pursuant to the provisions of Article 66, paragraph (1) of the Act as applied mutatis pursuant to paragraph (6) of the same Article shall be information about e-mail advertising that the Business Operator Entrusted with E-mail That Advertises Mail Order Sales, Business Operator Entrusted with E-mail That Advertises Multilevel Marketing Transactions, or Business Operator Entrusted with E-mail That Advertises Business Opportunity Sales Transactions sends as entrusted by the seller, Service Provider, Coordinator, solicitor, general multilevel marketing distributor, or person engaged in Business Opportunity Sales .

(Collection of Report, etc. from Closely Related Person)

Article 17-2 The persons specified by Cabinet Order who are referred to in Article 66, paragraph (2) of the Act shall be any of the persons listed in the left-hand column of the following table, and the information regarding which the competent minister may order a Closely Related Person to submit reports or materials pursuant to the provisions of the same paragraph shall be the information set forth in the right-hand column of the same table for each of the persons set forth in the left-hand column of the same table.

|Person who sells the Related Goods prescribed in Article 48, paragraph (2) of the Act|(i) matters concerning the details and performance of a sales contract on said Related Goods concluded by said person|

||(ii) matters concerning cancellation of a sales contract on said Related Goods concluded by said person|

|Person who makes business available in relation to Business Opportunity Related Sales Transactions|matters concerning the details and performance of a contract for making business available in relation to said Business Opportunity Related Sales Transactions concluded by said person|

|The person who represents or indicates material information about Specified Commercial Transactions conducted by the Seller, etc. prescribed in Article 66, paragraph (1) of the Act that affect the decision of the customer (including the Telemarketing Target), the purchaser, the service recipient, the counterparty to Multilevel Marketing Transactions, or the counterparty to Business Opportunity Sales Transactions|information about the representation or indication, by said person, of material information about the Specified Commercial Transactions conducted by the Seller, etc. prescribed in Article 66, paragraph (1) of the Act that affect the decision of the customer (including the Telemarketing Target), the purchaser, the service recipient, the counterparty of Multilevel Marketing Transactions, or the counterparty of Business Opportunity Transactions|

(Authority Not Delegated to the Commissioner of the Financial Services Agency, etc.)

Article 18 (1) The authority specified by Cabinet Order that is referred to in Article 67, paragraph (2) of the Act shall be authority under the provisions of Article 61, paragraph (1), Article 63, and Article 64, paragraph (1) of the Act.

(2) The authority specified by Cabinet Order that is referred to in Article 67, paragraph (3) of the Act shall be authority under the provisions of Article 61, paragraph (1), Article 63, and Article 64 of the Act.

(Administrative Affairs Processed by Prefectural Governments)

Article 19 (1) The prefectural governor shall process the administrative affairs under the authority of the competent minister prescribed in Articles 7, 8, 38, 39, 46, 47, 56, and 57 of the Act and the administrative affairs under the authority of the competent minister prescribed in Articles 6-2, 34-2, 36-2, 43-2, 44-2, 52-2, and 54-2, and Article 66, paragraphs (1) through (3) (including where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (6) of the same Article) and paragraph (4) of the Act that are connected with the business activities of a seller, Service Provider, Coordinator, solicitor, general multilevel marketing distributor, or person engaged in Business Opportunity Sales (including business activities by a Business Operator Entrusted with E-mail That Advertises Multilevel Marketing Transactions or a Business Operator Entrusted with E-mail That Advertises Business Opportunity Sales Transactions as entrusted) within the prefectural area; provided, however, that if the fairness of transactions arising from Door-to-Door Sales, Multilevel Marketing Transactions, transactions arising from the Provision of Specified Continuous Services, or Business Opportunity Sales Transactions and the interests of the purchaser, etc. are likely to be prejudiced in two or more prefectural areas, and the competent minister finds it particularly necessary for appropriately and efficiently dealing with the situation, or if the prefectural governor so requests, this does not preclude the competent minister from processing such administrative affairs himself/herself.

(2) The prefectural governor with jurisdiction over a prefectural area that contains a place or region in which a seller or Service Provider has advertised Mail Order Sales (including advertising carried out by a Business Operator Entrusted with E-mail That Advertises Mail Order Sales as entrusted) shall process the administrative affairs under the authority of the competent minister prescribed in Articles 14 and 15 of the Act and the administrative affairs under the authority of the competent minister prescribed in Article 12-2 and Article 66, paragraphs (1) through (3) (including where it is applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (6) of the same Article) and paragraph (4) of the Act that are connected with such administrative affairs; provided, however, that if the fairness of transactions arising from Mail Order Sales and the interests of the purchaser, etc. are likely to be prejudiced in two or more prefectural areas, and the competent minister finds it particularly necessary for appropriately and efficiently dealing with the situation, or if the prefectural governor so requests, this does not preclude the competent minister from processing such administrative affairs himself/herself.

(3) The prefectural governor with jurisdiction over a prefectural area that contains a place where a person was solicited in connection with a seller's or Service Provider's Telemarketing Sales shall process the administrative affairs under the authority of the competent minister prescribed in Articles 22 and 23 of the Act and the administrative affairs under the authority of the competent minister prescribed in Article 21-2 and Article 66, paragraphs (1) through (3) of the Act that are connected with such administrative affairs; provided, however, that if the fairness of transactions arising from Telemarketing Sales and the interests of the purchaser, etc. are likely to be prejudiced in two or more prefectural areas, and the competent minister finds it particularly necessary for appropriately and efficiently dealing with the situation, or if the prefectural governor so requests, this does not preclude the competent minister from processing such administrative affairs himself/herself.

(4) The prefectural governor shall process the administrative affairs under the authority of the competent minister prescribed in Article 60 of the Act in connection with transactions arising from Door-to-Door Sales, Multilevel Marketing Transactions, transactions arising from the Provision of Specified Continuous Services, and Business Opportunity Sales Transactions connected with the business activities of a seller, Service Provider, Coordinator, solicitor, general multilevel marketing distributor, or person engaged in Business Opportunity Sales (including business activities engaged in by a Business Operator Entrusted with E-mail That Advertises Multilevel Marketing Transactions or a Business Operator Entrusted with E-mail That Advertises Business Opportunity Sales Transactions as entrusted) within the prefectural area; provided, however, that this does not preclude the competent minister from processing such administrative affairs himself/herself.

(5) The prefectural governor with jurisdiction over a prefectural area that contains a place or region in which a seller or Service Provider advertised Mail Order Sales (including advertising carried out by a Business Operator Entrusted with E-mail That Advertises Mail Order Sales as entrusted) shall process the administrative affairs under the authority of the competent minister prescribed in Article 60 of the Act in connection with transactions arising from Mail Order Sales; provided, however, that this does not preclude the competent minister from processing such administrative affairs himself/herself.

(6) The prefectural governor with jurisdiction over the prefectural area that contains a place where a person was solicited in connection with a seller's or Service Provider's Telemarketing Sales shall process the administrative affairs under the authority of the competent minister prescribed in Article 60 of the Act in connection with transactions arising from Telemarketing Sales; provided, however, that this does not preclude the competent minister from processing such administrative affairs by himself/herself.

(7) A prefectural governor who has processed administrative affairs under the authority of the competent minister prescribed in Articles 6-2, 7, 8, 12-2, 14, 15, 21-2, 22, 23, 34-2, 36-2, 38, 39, 43-2, 44-2, 46, 47, 52-2, 54-2, 56, or 57, and Article 66, paragraphs (1) through (3) (including where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (6) of the same Article) or paragraph (4) of the Act pursuant to the provisions of paragraphs (1) through (3) shall promptly report the results thereof to the competent minister.

(8) In the cases referred to in the main clause of paragraph (1), the main clause of paragraph (2), the main clause of paragraph (3), the main clause of paragraph (4), the main clause of paragraph (5), and the main clause of paragraph (6), the provisions of the Act concerning the competent minister with regard to the administrative affairs prescribed in the main clause of paragraph (1), the main clause of paragraph (2), the main clause of paragraph (3), the main clause of paragraph (4), the main clause of paragraph (5), and the main clause of paragraph (6) shall apply to the prefectural governor as provisions concerning the prefectural governor.

(Delegation of Authority)

Article 20 (1) Authority that is delegated to the Commissioner of the Financial Services Agency pursuant to the provisions of Article 67, paragraph (2) of the Act and that is listed in each of the following items shall be delegated to the head of a Local Finance Bureau or the head of a Local Finance Branch Bureau, as specified in the relevant item; provided, however, that this does not preclude the Commissioner of the Financial Services Agency from exercising said authority himself/herself:

(i) authority under the provisions of Articles 6-2, 7, 8, and 60, and Article 66, paragraphs (1) through (3) of the Act that is related to transactions arising from Door-to-Door Sales: the head of the Local Finance Bureau or Local Finance Branch Bureau with jurisdiction over the area in which the seller or Service Provider conducts his/her business activities;

(ii) authority under the provisions of Articles 12-2, 14, 15, and 60, and Article 66, paragraphs (1) through (3) of the Act that is related to transactions arising from Mail Order Sales: the head of the Local Finance Bureau or Local Finance Branch Bureau with jurisdiction over the place or region in which the seller's or Service Provider's Mail Order Sales were advertised; and

(iii) authority under the provisions of Articles 21-2, 22, 23, and 60, and Article 66, paragraphs (1) through (3) of the Act that is related to transactions arising from Telemarketing Sales: the head of the Local Finance Bureau or Local Finance Branch Bureau with jurisdiction over the place where the person was solicited in connection with the seller's or Service Provider's Telemarketing Sales.

(2) Authority that is delegated to the Secretary-General of the Consumer Affairs Agency pursuant to the provisions of Article 67, paragraph (3) of the Act and that is listed in each of the following items shall be delegated to the Directors-General of Regional Bureaus of Economy, Trade and Industry as specified in the relevant item; provided, however, that this does not preclude the Secretary-General of the Consumer Affairs Agency from exercising said authority himself/herself:

(i) authority under the provisions of Articles 6-2, 7, 8, 34-2, 36-2, 38, 39, 43-2, 44-2, 46, 47, 52-2, 54-2, 56, 57, and 60, and Article 66, paragraphs (1) through (3) (including where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (6) of the same Article) and paragraph (4) of the Act that is related to transactions arising from Door-to-Door Sales, Multilevel Marketing Transactions, transactions arising from the Provision of Specified Continuous Services, or Business Opportunity Sales Transactions: the Director-General of the Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry with jurisdiction over the area in which the seller, Service Provider, Coordinator, solicitor, general multilevel marketing distributor, or person engaged in Business Opportunity Sales conducts his/her business activities (including business activities conducted by a Business Operator Entrusted with E-mail That Advertises Multilevel Marketing Transactions or a Business Operator Entrusted with E-mail That Advertises Business Opportunity Sales Transactions as entrusted);

(ii) authority under the provisions of Articles 12-2, 14, 15, and 60, and Article 66, paragraphs (1) through (3) (including where applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (6) of the same Article) and paragraph (4) of the Act that is related to transactions arising from Mail Order Sales: the Director-General of the Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry with jurisdiction over the place or region in which the seller's or Service Provider's Mail Order Sales were advertised (including advertising carried out by a Business Operator Entrusted with E-mail That Advertises Mail Order Sales as entrusted); and

(iii) authority under the provisions of Articles 21-2, 22, 23, and 60, and Article 66, paragraphs (1) through (3) of the Act that is related to transactions arising from Telemarketing Sales: the Director-General of the Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry with jurisdiction over the place where the person was solicited in connection with the seller's or Service Provider's Telemarketing Sales.

Supplementary Provisions [Extract]

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of enforcement of the Act (December 3, 1976).

(2) In addition to what is prescribed in Article 5, the sales and the provision of services specified by Cabinet Order that are referred to in Article 26, paragraph (1), item (viii)(d) of the Act shall be, until September 30, 2013, the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) of the Act on Regulation, etc. of Mortgage Security Business (Act No. 114 of 1987) prior to its repeal by the provisions of Article 1, item (iii) of the Act to Arrange the Relevant Acts Incidental to the Enforcement of the Act to Partially Revise the Securities Exchange Act (Act No. 66 of 2006), by the mortgage security business operator prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (2) of the Act on Regulation, etc. of Mortgage Security Business, which is to remain in force pursuant to the provisions of Article 57, paragraph (2) of the Act to Arrange the Relevant Acts Incidental to Enforcement of the Act to Partially Revise the Securities Exchange Act.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 12 of February 1, 1977]

(Effective Date)

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of March 1, 1977.

(Transitional Measures)

(2) The provisions of Articles 4 and 9 of the Act on Door-to-Door Sales, etc. (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") shall not apply to an offer for a sales contract that a seller received prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order for any Designated Goods listed in Appended Table 1 after its revision that were not listed in said table prior to its revision (hereinafter referred to as "Additional Designated Goods").

(3) The provisions of Article 5, paragraphs (1) through (3) and Article 7 of the Act shall not apply to a sales contract that was concluded for any Additional Designated Goods prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

(4) The provisions of Article 6 of the Act shall not apply to an offer for a sales contract that a seller received for any Additional Designated Goods prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, any sales contract arising from such an offer that was concluded after the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, or a sales contract that was concluded for any Additional Designated Goods prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 319 of November 8, 1988]

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of enforcement of the Act to Partially Revise the Act on Door-to-Door Sales, etc. (November 16, 1988).

(2) The provisions of Article 9 of the Act on Door-to-Door Sales, etc. shall not apply to an offer for a sales contract that a seller received prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order for any Designated Goods listed in Appended Table 1 after its revision that were not listed in said table prior to its revision.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 188 of May 29, 1991]

(Effective Date)

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of July 1, 1991.

(Transitional Measures)

(2) The provisions of Articles 4 and 9 of the Act on Door-to-Door Sales, etc. (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") shall not apply to an offer for a sales contract that a seller received prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order for newspaper (limited to newspaper issued by a stock company or a limited liability company; hereinafter simply referred to as "Newspaper").

(3) The provisions of Articles 5 and 7 of the Act shall not apply to a sales contract that was concluded for Newspaper prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

(4) The provisions of Article 6, paragraphs (1) through (4) and paragraph (8) of the Act shall not apply to an offer for a sales contract that a seller received for Newspaper prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, any sales contract arising from such an offer that was concluded after the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, or a sales contract that was concluded for Newspaper prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 305 of October 16, 1996] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of enforcement of the Act to Partially Revise the Act on Door-to-Door Sales, etc. and of the Act to Establish the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (November 21, 1996).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 318 of October 8, 1999] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of enforcement of the Act to Partially Revise the Act on Door-to-Door Sales, etc. and of the Installment Sales Act (October 22, 1999).

(Transitional Measures in Line with the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Door-to-Door Sales, etc.)

Article 2 (1) The provisions of Articles 4, 9, 9-6, and 9-8 of the Act on Door-to-Door Sales, etc. (hereinafter referred to as the "Act" in this Article) shall not apply to an offer for a sales contract or Service Contract that a seller received prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order for any Designated Goods listed in Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Door-to-Door Sales, etc. after its revision (hereinafter referred to as the "New Order" in this Article) that were not listed in said table prior to its revision (hereinafter referred to as "Additional Designated Goods" in this Article) or which a Service Provider received prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order for any Designated Services listed in Appended Table 3 of the New Order that were not listed in said table prior to its revision (hereinafter referred to as "Additional Designated Services" in this Article).

(2) The provisions of Articles 5, 7, 9-7, and 9-13 of the Act shall not apply to a sales contract or Service Contract that was concluded for any Additional Designated Goods or Additional Designated Services prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

(3) The provisions of Articles 6 and 9-12 of the Act shall not apply to an offer for a sales contract or Service Contract that a seller or Service Provider received for any Additional Designated Goods or Additional Designated Services prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, any sales contract or Service Contract arising from such an offer that was concluded after the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, or a sales contract or Service Contract that was concluded for any Additional Designated Goods or Additional Designated Services prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

(4) The provisions of Article 17-3, paragraphs (2) and (3), Article 17-9, and Article 17-10 of the Act shall not apply to a Specified Continuous Service Contract or a Specified Right Sales Contract that was concluded prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order for any Specified Continuous Services listed in Column 1 of Appended Table 5 of the New Order or for the right to be provided such Specified Continuous Services.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 428 of December 27, 1999]

This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of April 1, 2000.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 4 of January 4, 2001] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of enforcement of the Act to Arrange the Relevant Acts for the Use of Information and Communications Technology Relating to Delivery, etc. of Documents (April 1, 2001).

(Transitional Measures Concerning Penal Provisions)

(2) With regard to the application of penal provisions to conduct engaged in prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 76 of March 28, 2001] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of June 1, 2001.

(Transitional Measures in Line with the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Door-to-Door Sales, etc.)

Article 2 (1) The provisions of Articles 4, 13, 18, and 20 of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (hereinafter referred to as the "Act" in this Article) shall not apply to an offer for a sales contract or Service Contract that a seller received prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order for any Designated Goods listed in Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions after its revision (hereinafter referred to as the "New Order" in this Article) that were not listed in said table prior to its revision (hereinafter referred to as "Additional Designated Goods" in this Article) or that a seller received prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order for any Designed Rights listed in Appended Table 2 of the New Order that were not listed in said table prior to its revision (hereinafter referred to as "Additional Designated Rights" in this Article) or that a Service Provider received prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order for any Designated Services listed in Appended Table 3 of the New Order that were not listed in said table prior to its revision (hereinafter referred to as "Additional Designated Services" in this Article).

(2) The provisions of Articles 5, 10, 19, and 25 of the Act shall not apply to a sales contract or Service Contract that was concluded for any Additional Designated Goods, Additional Designated Rights or Additional Designated Services prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

(3) The provisions of Articles 9 and 24 of the Act shall not apply to an offer for a sales contract or Service Contract that a seller or Service Provider received for any Additional Designated Goods, Additional Designated Rights or Additional Designated Services prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, any sales contract or Service Contract arising from such an offer that was concluded after the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, or a sales contract or Service Contract that was concluded for any Additional Designated Goods, Additional Designated Rights or Additional Designated Services prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

(Transitional Measures Concerning the Application of Penal Provisions)

Article 3 With regard to the application of penal provisions to conduct engaged in prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 386 of December 18, 2002] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of April 1, 2003.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 245 of June 4, 2003] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of July 1, 2003.

(Transitional Measures)

Article 2 (1) The provisions of Articles 4, 13, 18, and 20 of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") shall not apply to the following offers for contracts:

(i) an offer for a sales contract that a seller received for any Additional Designated Goods (meaning any goods listed in Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions after its revision by this Cabinet Order (hereinafter referred to as the "New Order") that were not listed in Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions prior to its revision by this Cabinet Order (hereinafter referred to as the "Former Order"); the same shall apply hereinafter) prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order; and

(ii) an offer for a Service Contract that a Service Provider received for any Additional Designated Services (meaning services listed in Appended Table 3 of the New Order that were not listed in Appended Table 3 of the Former Order; the same shall apply hereinafter) prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

(2) The provisions of Articles 5, 10, 19, and 25 of the Act shall not apply to a sales contract or Service Contract that was concluded for any Additional Designated Goods or Additional Designated Services prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

(3) The provisions of Articles 9 and 24 of the Act shall not apply to an offer for a sales contract or Service Contract that a seller or Service Provider received for any Additional Designated Goods or Additional Designated Services prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, any sales contract or Service Contract arising from such an offer that was concluded after the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, or a sales contract or Service Contract that was concluded for any Additional Designated Goods or Additional Designated Services prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 315 of July 18, 2003]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of January 1, 2004.

(Transitional Measures)

Article 2 The provisions of Article 42, paragraphs (2) and (3) and Articles 48 and 49 of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions shall not apply to a Specified Continuous Service Contract or a Specified Right Sales Contract that was concluded prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order for any Specified Continuous Services listed in Column 1 of (v) and (vi) of Appended Table 5 of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions after its revision by this Cabinet Order or for the right to be provided such Specified Continuous Services.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 261 of August 27, 2004] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of enforcement of the Act to Partially Revise the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions and of the Installment Sales Act (November 11, 2004).

(Transitional Measures in Line with the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions)

Article 2 (1) The provisions of Articles 4, 13, 18, and 20 of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") shall not apply to any of the following offers for contracts:

(i) an offer for a sales contract that a seller received for any Additional Designated Goods (meaning any goods listed in Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions after its revision by this Cabinet Order (hereinafter referred to as the "New Order" in this Article) that were not listed in Appended Table 1 of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions prior to its revision by this Cabinet Order (hereinafter referred to as the "Former Order" in this Article); hereinafter the same shall apply in this Article) prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order; and

(ii) an offer for a Service Contract that a Service Provider received for any Additional Designated Services (meaning services listed in Appended Table 3 of the New Order that were not listed in Appended Table 3 of the Former Order; the same shall apply hereinafter) prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

(2) The provisions of Articles 5, 10, 19, and 25 of the Act shall not apply to a sales contract or a Service Contract that was concluded for any Additional Designated Goods or Additional Designated Services prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

(3) The provisions of Articles 9 and 24 of the Act shall not apply to an offer for a sales contract or Service Contract that a seller or Service Provider received for any Additional Designated Goods or Additional Designated Services prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, any sales contract or Service Contract arising from such an offer that was concluded after the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, or a sales contract or Service Contract that was concluded for any Additional Designated Goods or Additional Designated Services prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 180 of April 26, 2006] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of enforcement of the Companies Act (May 1, 2006).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 183 of June 20, 2007]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of July 15, 2007; provided, however, that the provisions revising Article 18 shall come into effect as of July 1, 2007.

(Transitional Measures)

Article 2 (1) The provisions of Articles 4, 13, 18, and 20 of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions (hereinafter referred to as the "Act") shall not apply to the following offers for contracts:

(i) an offer for a sales contract that a seller received prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order for miso (fermented soybean paste), soy sauce, or any other condiments; and

(ii) an offer for a Service Contract that a Service Provider received prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order for any Additional Designated Services (meaning services listed in Appended Table 3 after its revision by this Cabinet Order that were not listed in Appended Table 3 prior to its revision by this Cabinet Order; the same applies hereinafter) prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

(2) The provisions of Articles 5, 10, 19, and 25 of the Act shall not apply to a sales contract or Service Contract that was concluded for miso (fermented soybean paste), soy sauce, or any other condiments or for Additional Designated Services prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

(3) The provisions of Articles 9 and 24 of the Act shall not apply to an offer for a sales contract or Service Contract that a seller or Service Provider received for miso (fermented soybean paste), soy sauce, or any other condiments or for Additional Designated Services prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, any sales contract or Service Contract arising from such an offer that was concluded after the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, or a sales contract or a Service Contract that was concluded for miso (fermented soybean paste), soy sauce, or any other condiments or for Additional Designated Services prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 363 of December 12, 2007] [Extract]

This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of enforcement of the Act to Partially Revise the School Education Act, etc. (December 26, 2007).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 343 of November 6, 2008]

This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of enforcement of the provisions listed in Article 1, item (ii) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Act to Partially Revise the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions and of the Installment Sales Act (Act No. 74 of 2008) (December 1, 2008).

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 117 of April 3, 2009]

(Effective Date)

Article 1 This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of enforcement of the Act to Partially Revise the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions and of the Installment Sales Act; provided, however, that the provisions of Article 3 of the Supplementary Provisions shall come into effect as of the day of enforcement of the Act to Establish the Consumer Affairs Agency and the Consumer Commission (Act No. 48 of 2009) (September 1, 2009).

(Transitional Measures)

Article 2 (1) The provisions of Article 8, item (ii) of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions after its revision by this Cabinet Order (hereinafter referred to as the "New Order" in this Article) shall apply to sales to a customer wherein the seller visits the residence of the customer, and to the provision of services to a customer wherein the Service Provider visits the residence of the customer and receives an offer for a Service Contract or concludes a Service Contract, when the customer was a person with whom the seller or Service Provider has had transactions as a part of its business for such sales or provision of services during the one year period prior to the date of the relevant visit (hereinafter referred to as "Transactions Prior to the Visit" in this paragraph and the following paragraph) and when the Transactions Prior to the Visit were conducted after the enforcement of this Cabinet Order; if the Transactions Prior to the Visit were conducted prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

(2) The provisions of Article 8, item (iii) of the New Order shall apply to sales to a customer wherein a seller visits the residence of the customer, or to the provision of services to a customer wherein a Service Provider visits the residence of the customer and receives an offer for a Service Contract or concludes a Service Contract, when the customer is a person with whom the seller or Service Provider has a continuous transaction relationship, with whom the seller or Service Provider had Transactions Prior to the Visit on the occasion of two or more visits, and when the Transactions Prior to the Visit on the occasion of such two or more visits were all conducted after the enforcement of this Cabinet Order; if any of the Transactions Prior to the Visit on the occasion of the two or more visits were conducted prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

(3) The provisions of Article 10 of the New Order shall apply to sales or the provision of services to a customer with whom a seller or Service Provider has a continuous transaction relationship and with whom the seller or Service Provider had two or more transactions as a part of its business for such sales or provision of services during the one year period prior to the date of the relevant solicitation (hereinafter referred to as "Transactions Prior to the Solicitation" in this paragraph), when the seller or Service Provider telephones the customer and solicits the conclusion of a sales contract or a Service Contract during such telephone call, as a result of which the seller or Service Provider receives an offer for such a sales contract or Service Contract by Postal Mail, etc. (meaning Postal Mail, etc. as prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (2) of the Act; hereinafter the same applies in this paragraph) or concludes such a sales contract or Service Contract by Postal Mail, etc. , when the two or more Transactions Prior to the Solicitation were all conducted after the enforcement of this Cabinet Order; if any of the two or more Transactions Prior to the Solicitation were conducted prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Article 3 The consultation under the provisions of Article 4, paragraphs (11) and (12) of the Supplementary Provisions of the Act to Partially Revise the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions and the Installment Sales Act shall be one in which the competent minister set forth in each of the following items (excluding item (iii) in the case of consultation under the provisions of paragraph (12) of the same Article) consults with the Consumer Commission and/or the Consumer Affairs Council, as specified in the relevant item:

(i) Prime Minister: the Consumer Commission;

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

(iii) the minister with jurisdiction over physical distribution of the relevant goods, the minister with jurisdiction over businesses that provide the facilities or services relevant to the rights, and the minister with jurisdiction over businesses that provide the services, who are referred to in Article 67, paragraph (1), item (vi) of the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions after its revision by the provisions of Article 17 of the Act on Arrangement of the Relevant Acts Incidental to Enforcement of the Act to Establish the Consumer Affairs Agency and the Consumer Commission (Act No. 49 of 2009): the Consumer Commission and the Consumer Affairs Council.

Supplementary Provisions [Cabinet Order No. 217 of August 14, 2009] [Extract]

(Effective Date)

(1) This Cabinet Order shall come into effect as of the day of enforcement of the Act to Establish the Consumer Affairs Agency and the Consumer Commission (September 1, 2009).

(Transitional Measures Concerning Penal Provisions)

(2) With regard to the application of penal provisions to conduct engaged in prior to the enforcement of this Cabinet Order, the provisions then in force shall remain applicable.

Appended Table 1 (Re: Article 3)

|(1) rights to use leisure facilities or sports facilities|

|(2) rights to watch, view or listen to movies, theatrical performances, music, sports, photographs, paintings, sculptures or other art and craft works|

|(3) rights to receive language lessons|

Appended Table 2 (Re: Article 5)

|(1) provision of services by a tramway operator prescribed in Article 4 of the Act on Rail Tracks (Act No. 76 of 1921) as business prescribed in Article 3 of the same Act|

|(2) the provision of services prescribed in Article 1 of the Mutual Loan Business Act (Act No. 42 of 1931) by a mutual loan company that has obtained the license set forth in Article 2, paragraph (1) of the same Act|

|(3) provision of services by a financial institution prescribed in Article 1, paragraph (1) of the Act on Provision, etc. of Trust Business by Financial Institutions (Act No. 43 of 1943) that has obtained the authorization set forth in the same paragraph or provision of services by such institution as business or services prescribed in the same paragraph|

|(4) the provision of services prescribed in Article 92-2, paragraph (2) of the Agricultural Cooperatives Act (Act No. 132 of 1947) by a specified credit business agent prescribed in paragraph (3) of the same Article, or the sales of goods or provision of services by such agent as the services prescribed in Article 52-42, paragraph (1) of the Banking Act (Act No. 59 of 1981) following the replacement of terms pursuant to the provisions of Article 92-4, paragraph (2) of the Agricultural Cooperatives Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (1) of the same Article (excluding the sales of goods or provision of services as services for which the approval of the competent minister prescribed in Article 52-42, paragraph (1) of the Banking Act has been obtained)|

|(5) the provision of services prescribed in Article 35, paragraph (1) of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act (Act No. 25 of 1948) by the financial instruments business operator prescribed in the same paragraph (excluding the services listed in items (v), (vi), (ix) through (xii), and (xv) of the same paragraph and those conducted as a part of the financial instruments business prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (8) of the same Act), or the sales of goods or provision of services by such operator as the services prescribed in Article 35, paragraph (1) of the same Act|

|(6) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) or (2) of the Certified Public Accountants Act (Act No. 103 of 1948) by a certified public accountant; the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) or (2) of the same Act by the registered foreign certified public accountant prescribed in Article 16-2, paragraph (5) of the same Act; and the provision of services by the audit corporation prescribed in Article 34-2-2, paragraph (1) of the same Act as the services prescribed in Article 34-5 of the same Act (excluding the services set forth in item (ii) of the same Article)|

|(7) the provision of services prescribed in Article 121-2, paragraph (2) of the Fishery Cooperative Act (Act No. 242 of 1948) by a specified credit business agent prescribed in paragraph (3) of the same Article, or the sales of goods or provision of services by such agent as the services prescribed in Article 52-42, paragraph (1) of the Banking Act following the replacement of terms pursuant to the provisions of Article 121-4, paragraph (2) of the Fishery Cooperative Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (1) of the same Article (excluding the sale of goods or provision of services as services for which the approval of the competent minister prescribed in Article 52-42, paragraph (1) of the Banking Act has been obtained)|

|(8) the provision of services prescribed in Article 6-3, paragraph (2) of the Act on Financial Businesses by Cooperative (Act No. 183 of 1949) by the credit cooperative agent prescribed in paragraph (3) of the same Article, or the sales of goods or provision of services by such agent as the services prescribed in Article 52-42, paragraph (1) of the Banking Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article6-5, paragraph (1) of the Act on Financial Businesses by Cooperative (excluding the sales of goods or provision of services as services for which the approval of the Prime Minister prescribed in Article 52-42, paragraph (1) of the Banking Act has been obtained)|

|(9) provision of services by a general passenger liner business operator prescribed in Article 8, paragraph (1) of the Marine Transportation Act who has obtained the permission set forth in Article 3, paragraph (1) of the same Act, as business prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (5) of the same Act, (excluding services conducted as business prescribed in Article 19-4, paragraph (1) of the same Act), and the provision of services by a passenger tramper prescribed in Article 21-2 of the same Act who has obtained the permission set forth in Article 21, paragraph (1) of the same Act, as business prescribed in the same paragraph|

|(10) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, item (i) of the Broadcast Act (Act No. 132 of 1950) by a person who has obtained a license for a broadcasting station (excluding a station that carries out relay broadcasting for eliminating reception interference (which means the relay broadcasting for eliminating reception interference prescribed in Article 5, paragraph (5) of the Radio Act (Act No. 131 of 1950); hereinafter the same applies in this item)) pursuant to the provisions of the same Act prescribed in Article 2, item (iii)-2 of the Broadcast Act; the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, item (i) of the Broadcast Act by a person who has obtained a license for a radio station that carries out relay broadcasting for eliminating reception interference pursuant to the provisions of the Radio Act under the provisions of Article 53-9-3 of the Broadcast Act; and the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, item (iii)-5 of the same Act by a program-supplying broadcaster prescribed in the same item|

|(11) the provision of services prescribed in Article 3, paragraph (1) of the Judicial Scriveners Act (Act No. 197 of 1950) by a judicial scrivener, and the provision of services by a judicial scrivener corporation prescribed in Article 26 of the same Act as the services prescribed in Article 29, paragraph (1) of the same Act|

|(12) the provision of services prescribed in Article 3, paragraph (1) of the Land and House Investigator Act (Act No. 228 of 1950) by a land and house investigator, and the provision of services by the land and house investor corporation prescribed in Article 26 of the same Act as the services prescribed in Article 29, paragraph (1) of the same Act|

|(13) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (17) of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act No. 239 of 1950) by a futures commission merchant prescribed in paragraph (18) of the same Article|

|(14) the provision of services prescribed in Article 1-2, paragraph (1) or Article 1-3 of the Administrative Scrivener Act (Act No. 4 of 1951) by an administrative scrivener, and the provision of services by an administrative scrivener corporation prescribed in Article 13-3 of the same Act as the services prescribed in Article 13-6 of the same Act|

|(15) provision of services by a general passenger automobile transportation business operator prescribed in Article 9, paragraph (6), item (iii) of the Road Transportation Act who has obtained the permission set forth in Article 4, paragraph (1) of the same Act, as business prescribed in Article 3, item (i) of the same Act|

|(16) inspection or maintenance of automobiles by the automobile disassembly and maintenance business operator prescribed in Article 78, paragraph (4) of the Road Transport Vehicle Act (Act No. 185 of 1951)|

|(17) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) or (2) or Article 2-2, paragraph (1) of the Certified Public Tax Accountant Act (Act No. 237 of 1951) by a certified public tax accountant; and the provision of services by a certified public tax accountant corporation prescribed in Article 48-2 of the same Act as the services prescribed in Article 48-5 of the same Act, or the provision of services prescribed in Article 48-6 of the same Act by such a corporation|

|(18) the provision of services prescribed in Article 85-2, paragraph (2) of the Shinkin Bank Act (Act No. 238 of 1951) by a shinkin bank agent prescribed in paragraph (3) of the same Article, or the sales of goods or provision of services by such an agent as the services prescribed in Article 52-42, paragraph (1) of the Banking Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 89, paragraph (3) of the Shinkin Bank Act (excluding the sales of goods or provision of services as services for which the approval of the Prime Minister prescribed in Article 52-42, paragraph (1) of the Banking Act has been obtained)|

|(19) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (2) of the Coastal Shipping Business Act (Act No. 151 of 1952) by a coastal shipping business operator prescribed in Article 7, paragraph (1) of the same Act|

|(20) the sales of goods or the provision of services prescribed in Article 6, paragraphs (1) through (3) or Article 8 of the Long-Term Credit Bank Act (Act No. 187 of 1952) by a long-term credit bank prescribed in Article 2 of the same Act, the sales of goods or provision of services by such bank as the services prescribed in Article 6, paragraph (2) or (3) or Article 6-2 of the same Act; the provision of services prescribed in Article 16-5, paragraph (2) of the same Act by a long-term credit bank agent prescribed in paragraph (3) of the same Article, or the sales of goods or provision of services by such an agent as the services prescribed in Article 52-42, paragraph (1) of the Banking Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 17 of the Long-Term Credit Bank Act (excluding the sales of goods or provision of services as services for which the approval of the Prime Minister prescribed in Article 52-42, paragraph (1) of the Banking Act has been obtained)|

|(21) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (18) of the Civil Aeronautics Act (Act No. 231 of 1952) by a domestic air carrier prescribed in Article 102, paragraph (1) of the same Act; the provision of services prescribed in Article 129, paragraph (1) of the same Act by a foreign international air carrier prescribed in Article 126, paragraph (1) of the same Act; and the provision of services prescribed in Article 130-2 of the same Act by a person who has obtained the permission set forth in the same Article|

|(22) the provision of services prescribed in Article 89-3, paragraph (2) of the Labor Bank Act (Act No. 227 of 1953) by a labor bank agent prescribed in paragraph (3) of the same Article, or the sales of goods or provision of services by such an agent as the services prescribed in Article 52-42, paragraph (1) of the Banking Act following the replacement of terms pursuant to the provisions of Article 94, paragraph (4) of the Labor Bank Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (3) of the same Article (excluding the sale of goods or provision of services as services for which the approval prescribed in Article 52-42, paragraph (1) of the Banking Act have been obtained from the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare)|

|(23) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (2) of the Warehousing Business Act (Act No. 121 of 1956) by a warehousing business operator prescribed in Article 7, paragraph (1) of the same Act|

|(24) the provision of services prescribed in Article 128, paragraph (1) of the National Pension Act (Act No. 141 of 1959) conducted by the national pension fund prescribed in Article 115 of the same Act|

|(25) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (3) of the Installment Sales Act (Act No. 159 of 1961) by a the comprehensive credit purchase mediator prescribed in Article 30, paragraph (1) of the same Act; and the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (4) of the same Act by an the individual credit purchase mediator prescribed in Article 35-3-2, paragraph (1) of the same Act|

|(26) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) of the Act on Public Consultants on Social and Labor Insurance (Act No. 89 of 1968) by a public consultant on social and labor insurance; and the provision of services by a corporation of public consultants on social and labor insurance prescribed in Article 25-6 of the same Act as the services prescribed in Article 25-9, paragraph (1) of the same Act|

|(27) the sales of goods or the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, item (ii) of the Advanced-Installment Type Building Lots and Buildings Sales Business Act (Act No. 111 of 1971) by an advanced-installment type building lots and buildings sales business operator prescribed in item (iv) of the same Article|

|(28) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) of the Cable Television Broadcast Act (Act No. 114 of 1972) by a cable television broadcaster prescribed in paragraph (4) of the same Article|

|(29) the sales of goods or the provision of services prescribed in Article 10, paragraph (1) or (2) of the Banking Act by a bank prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) of the same Act or the sales of goods or provision of services by such a bank as the services prescribed in Article 10, paragraph (2) or Article 11 or 12 of the same Act; the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (14) of the same Act by a bank agent prescribed in paragraph (15) of the same Article or the sale of goods or provision of services by such an agent as the services prescribed in Article 52-42, paragraph (1) of the same Act (excluding the sale of goods or provision of services conducted as services for which the approval of the Prime Minister prescribed in the same paragraph has been obtained); and the sales of goods or the provision of services prescribed in Article 10, paragraph (1) or (2) of the same Act by the branch office of the foreign bank prescribed in Article 47, paragraph (2) of the same Act or the sale of goods or provision of services by such a branch office as the services prescribed in Article 11 or 12 of the same Act|

|(30) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (4) of the Act on the Consignment and Other Matters Relating to Futures Transaction in Foreign Commodity Markets (Act No. 65 of 1982) conducted by the foreign commodity broker prescribed in paragraph (5) of the same Article|

|(31) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) of the Money Lending Business Act (Act No. 32 of 1983) by a money lender prescribed in paragraph (2) of the same Article|

|(32) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, item (iv) of the Telecommunications Business Act (Act No. 86 of 1984) by a telecommunications carrier prescribed in item (v) of the same Article|

|(33) provision of services by a railway business operator prescribed in Article 7, paragraph (1) of the Railway Business Act (Act No. 92 of 1986) as business prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) of the same Act; and the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (5) of the same Act by a cableway business operator prescribed in Article 34-2, paragraph (1) of the same Act|

|(34) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (7) of the Consigned Freight Forwarding Business Act (Act No. 82 of 1989) by a first class consigned freight forwarding business operator prescribed in Article 7, paragraph (1) of the same Act; and the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (8) by a second class consigned freight forwarding business operator prescribed in Article 24, paragraph (1) of the same Act|

|(35) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (2) of the Motor Truck Transportation Business Act (Act No. 83 of 1989) by a general motor truck transportation business operator using automobiles prescribed in Article 7, paragraph (1) of the same Act; and the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (4) of the same Act by a light motor truck transportation business operator using light automobiles prescribed in Article 36, paragraph (1) of the same Act|

|(36) the sale of goods (limited to those issued by a third-party issuer prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (7) of the Act on Regulation, etc. on Advanced Payment Certificate (Act No. 92 of 1989)) or the provision of services prescribed in paragraph (1) of the same Article conducted by said third-party issuer|

|(37) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (3) of the Act on the Regulations of Commodities Investment Business (Act No. 66 of 1991) by a commodity investment advisor prescribed in paragraph (4) of the same Article|

|(38) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (4) of the Specified Real Estate Partnership Act (Act No. 77 of 1994) by the specified real estate partners prescribed in paragraph (5) of the same Article|

|(39) the sales of goods or the provision offer of services prescribed in Article 97, paragraph (1), Article 98, paragraph (1), or Article 99, paragraph (2) of the Insurance Business Act (Act No. 105 of 1995) conducted by an the insurance company prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (2) of the same Act (for a the life insurance company prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (3) of the same Act, the sales of goods or provision offer of services prescribed in Article 97, paragraph (1), Article 98, paragraph (1), or Article 99, paragraph (2) or (3) of the same Act) or the sales of goods or provision offer of services conducted by such a company as the services prescribed in Article 98, paragraph (1), Article 99, paragraph (1) or (2), or Article 100 of the same Act; the sales of goods or the provision offer of services prescribed in Article 97, paragraph (1), Article 98, paragraph (1), or Article 99, paragraph (2) of the same Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 199 of the same Act conducted by a the foreign insurance company, etc. prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (7) of the same Act (hereinafter simply referred to as a "foreign insurance company, etc." in this item) (for a the foreign life insurance company, etc. prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (8) of the same Act, the sales of goods or the provision offer of services prescribed in Article 97, paragraph (1), Article 98, paragraph (1), or Article 99, paragraph (2) or (3) of the same Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 199 of the same Act) or the sales of goods or provision offer of services conducted by such a company, etc. as the services prescribed in Article 98, paragraph (1), Article 99, paragraph (1) or (2), or Article 100 of the same Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 199 of the same Act; sales of goods or provision offer of services conducted a by the small-sum, short-term insurance business operator prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (18) of the same Act as the business or services prescribed in Article 272-11, paragraph (1) or (2) of the same Act; the provision offer of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (25) conducted by the an insurance broker prescribed in the same paragraph; the sales of goods or the provision offer of services prescribed in Article 97, paragraph (1), Article 98, paragraph (1), or Article 99, paragraph (2) of the same Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 199 of the same Act conducted by an the underwriting member prescribed in Article 219, paragraph (1) of the same Act who is deemed to be a foreign insurance company, etc. pursuant to the provisions of Article 240, paragraph (1) of the same Act (limited to a member of the licensed specified juridical person prescribed in Article 223, paragraph (1) of the same Act (hereinafter simply referred to as a "licensed specified juridical person" in this item); hereinafter the same applies shall apply in this item) (for an underwriting member of a licensed specified juridical person which has obtained the specified life insurance business license prescribed in Article 219, paragraph (4) of the same Act, the sales of goods or the provision offer of services prescribed in Article 97, paragraph (1), Article 98, paragraph (1), or Article 99, paragraph (2) or (3) of the same Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 199 of the same Act) or the sales of goods or provision offer of services conducted by such a member as the services prescribed in Article 98, paragraph (1), Article 99, paragraph (1) or (2), or Article 100 of the same Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 199 of the same Act; and the provision offer of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (26) of the same Act conducted by a the specified insurance solicitor prescribed in Article 276 of the same Act (excluding a person who is an officer or employee of a life insurance company as prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (19) of the same Act or an employee of such officer or employee, an officer or employee of a person who has received entrustment from a life insurance company as prescribed in the same paragraph, an officer or employee of a small-sum, short-term insurance business operator as prescribed in paragraph (22) of the same Article, and an officer or employee of a person who has received entrustment from been entrusted by a small-sum, short-term insurance business operator as prescribed in the same paragraph)|

|(40) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (2) of the Act on Securitization of Assets (Act No. 105 of 1998) by a specific purpose company prescribed in paragraph (3) of the same Article; the provision of services prescribed in Article 208, paragraph (1) of the same Actby a specified transferrer prescribed in Article 208, paragraph (1) of the same Act; and the provision of services prescribed in Article 286, paragraph (1) of the same Act by an originator prescribed in Article 224 of the same Act|

|(41) the provision of services prescribed in Article 4, Article 5, paragraph (1), Article 6, or Article 6-2, paragraph (1) of the Patent Attorney Act (Act No. 49 of 2000) by a patent attorney; and provision of services by a patent professional corporation prescribed in Article 37 of the same Act as the services prescribed in Article 40 of the same Act or the provision of services prescribed in Article 41 of the same Act by such a corporation|

|(42) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) of the Act on Regulation of Substitute Driving Service (Act No. 57 of 2001) by a substitute driving service provider prescribed in paragraph (2) of the same Article|

|(43) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) of the Act on Broadcast on Telecommunications Services (Act No. 85 of 2001) by a broadcaster using telecommunications services prescribed in paragraph (3) of the same Article|

|(44) the provision of services prescribed in Article 95-2, paragraph (2) of the Norinchukin Bank Act (Act No. 93 of 2001) conducted by the norinchukin bank agent prescribed in paragraph (3) of the same Article, or the sales of goods or provision of services by such agent as the services prescribed in Article 52-42, paragraph (1) of the Banking Act following replacement of the terms pursuant to the provisions of Article 95-4, paragraph (2) of the Norinchukin Bank Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to paragraph (1) of the same Article (excluding the sale of goods or provision of services as services for which the approval of the competent minister prescribed in Article 52-42, paragraph (1) of the Banking Act has been obtained)|

|(45) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, item (iii) of the Act on Promotion of Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (Act No. 151 of 2004) by a certified dispute resolution business operator prescribed in item (iv) of the same Article|

|(46) the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) or (3) of the Trust Business Act (Act No. 154 of 2004) by a trust company prescribed in paragraph (2) of the same Article, or the sale of goods or provision of services by such company as the business or services prescribed in Article 21, paragraph (1) or (2) of the same Act; the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (1) or (3) of the same Act by a foreign trust company prescribed in paragraph (6) of the same Article, or the sale of goods or provision of services by such a company as the business or services prescribed in Article 21, paragraph (1) or (2) of the same Act as applied mutatis mutandis pursuant to Article 63, paragraph (2) of the same Act; and the provision of services prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (8) of the same Act by a trust contract agent prescribed in paragraph (9) of the same Article|

|(47) the sales of goods or the provision of services prescribed in Article 21, paragraph (1), (3), (4), or (7), or Article 33 of the Shoko Chukin Bank Limited Act (Act No. 74 of 2007) by the Shoko Chukin Bank Limited, or the sale of goods or provision of services by the Shoko Chukin Bank Limited as the services prescribed in Article 21, paragraph (4) or (7) of the same Act|

|(48) provision of services by an electronic monetary claim recording institution prescribed in Article 2, paragraph (2) of the Electronically Recorded Monetary Claims Act (Act No. 102 of 2007) as the business or services prescribed in Article 57 of the same Act|

Appended Table 3 (Re: Article 6-4)

|(1) processed goods made of animals and plants (limited to those that are not offered for general consumption) that are ingested by humans (excluding medicines ( meaning medicines set forth in Article 2, paragraph (1) of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act (Act No. 145 of 1960); the same applies hereinafter))|

|(2) nonwoven fabrics and textiles with a width of 13 cm or more|

|(3) condoms and menstrual sanitary goods|

|(4) insect repellents, insecticides, and deodorizers (excluding medicines)|

|(5) cosmetics, hair agents, and soap (excluding medicines), bath agents, synthetic detergents, cleaning agents, polishing agents, wax, shoe cream, and tooth brushes|

|(6) footwear|

|(7) wallpapers|

|(8) medicines distributed by a household distributor prescribed in Article 31 of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act (including those distributed by an existing household distributor prescribed in Article 10 of the Supplementary Provisions of the Act to Partially Revise the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act (Act No. 69 of 2006))|

Appended Table 4 (Re: Article 11, Article 12, Article 15, and Article 16)

|Specified Continuous Services|Periods of Specified Continuous Services|Amount of damages that are normally caused by the cancellation of a contract|Amount of costs normally required for concluding and performing a contract|

|(1) conducting treatment to cleanse or beautify the skin, shape the body, or reduce body weight|one month|20,000 yen or an amount equivalent to 10 percent of the amount obtained by deducting the amount corresponding to the consideration for the Specified Continuous Services that have been provided from the total amount of consideration for the Specified Continuous Services under the relevant Specified Continuous Service Contract (hereinafter referred to as the "remaining amount of the contract" in this table), whichever is lower|20,000 yen|

|(2) language teaching (excluding language teaching falling under the category of teaching in preparation for scholastic ability tests to select entrants of schools prescribed in Article 1 of the School Education Act (Act No. 26 of 1947), special training colleges prescribed in Article 124 of the same Act, or miscellaneous schools prescribed in Article 134, paragraph (1) of the same Act, or teaching academic skills to supplement the education in the schools prescribed in Article 1 of the same Act (excluding universities))|two months|50,000 yen or an amount equivalent to 20 percent of the remaining amount of the contract, whichever is lower|15,000 yen|

|(3) act of teaching in for preparation for scholastic ability tests to select entrants of the schools prescribed in Article 1 of the School Education Act (excluding kindergartens and elementary schools), the special training colleges prescribed in Article 124 of the same Act, or the miscellaneous schools prescribed in Article 134, paragraph (1) of the same Act (referred to as the "entrance tests" in (4) of this table), or teaching of academic skills to supplement school education (which means meaning the education in the schools prescribed in Article 1 of the same Act (excluding kindergartens and universities); the same applies shall apply in (4) of this table) (limited to those offered at a place other than the place prescribed in (4) of this table)|two months|50,000 yen or an amount corresponding to the consideration for one month of services under the relevant said Specified Continuous Service Contract, whichever is lower|20,000 yen|

|(4) teaching academic skills to pupils or students of the schools prescribed in Article 1 of the School Education Act (excluding kindergartens and universities) in preparation for entrance tests or to supplement school education (limited to teaching that is provided at the Service Provider's place of business or any other places prepared by the Service Provider for offering said services)|two months|20,000 yen or an amount corresponding to the consideration for one month of services under the relevant Specified Continuous Service Contract, whichever is lower|11,000 yen|

|(5) teaching knowledge or techniques concerning the operation of computers or word processors|two months|50,000 yen or an amount corresponding to 20 percent of the remaining amount of the contract, whichever is lower|15,000 yen|

|(6) introducing people who are looking to marry to members of the opposite sex|two months|20,000 yen or an amount corresponding to 20 percent of the remaining amount of the contract, whichever is lower|30,000 yen|

Appended Table 5 (Re: Article 14)

|(1) the following goods, with respect to the Specified Continuous Services listed in (1) of Appended Table 5:|

|(a) processed goods made of animals and plants (limited to those that are not offered for general consumption) that are ingested by humans (excluding medicines)|

|(b) cosmetics, soap (excluding medicines), and bath agents|

|(c) underwear|

|(d) apparatuses or equipment that cleanses or beautifies the skin by using electric stimulations, electromagnetic waves, or ultrasonic waves|

|(2) the following goods, with respect to the Specified Continuous Services listed in (2) to (4) of Appended Table 5:|

|(a) books|

|(b) objects on which sounds, images, or programs are recorded by magnetic or optical means|

|(c) facsimile machines or videophone equipment|

|(3) the following goods, with respect to the Specified Continuous Services listed in (5) of Appended Table 5:|

|(a) computers or word processors as well as their parts and accessories|

|(b) books|

|(c) objects on which sounds, images, or programs are recorded by magnetic or optical means|

|(4) the following goods, with respect to the Specified Continuous Services listed in (6) of Appended Table 5:|

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

|(b) rings and any other accessories|