The adoption on 8 March 2015 of the Code of Administrative Proceedings of the Russian
Federation actualized the problem of improving the norms of administrative law governing
numerous administrative procedures, including those not related to the resolution of public
law disputes. Comparative legal studies indicate the need for codification of not only the rules
governing the resolution of disputes in the field of management, but also the norms governing
the core of the normal administrative process – management procedures of a positive
orientation (administrative proceedings). In this regard, the Act of Japan of 12 November
1993 No. 88 “On Administrative Procedure”, adopted much later than its European
counterparts and claiming to be more balanced and detailed, deserves attention.
Familiarization with the text of this Act in Russian can be useful for a wide range of
lawyers: representatives of the legislative and executive branches of government, scientists,
teachers, students of higher educational institutions, judges, lawyers, and other specialists
in the field of public law.
Keywords: public law; civil procedure; Administrative Procedure Act; Japan; foreign civil