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A Study on Records management system under enforcement of The Public Records and Archives Management Law in Japan

  • The Korean Journal of Archival Studies
  • 2011, (30), pp.205-247
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Archival Studies
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

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ABSTRACT

The Public Records and Archives Management Law was enacted on June 24, 2009 and was in effect in April 1, 2011. This Act is different from existing Public Archives Law and National Archives Law. Before enacting Public Records and Archives Management Law, Public Archives Law and Information Disclosure Law was the backbone of Japanese Public Records management system. Public Archives Law is composed of management and access for non-active records in Public Archives. Information Disclosure Law is prescribed management of active-records in administrative agency. Public Records and Archives Management Law is the first comprehensive law of managing administrative records including historical records (nonactive-records). The law is prescribed that the public records and archives are intellectual resources shared by citizens and allows people to have more access to them. The law states that public records is basis of democracy and accountability for current and future generation. This article analyzed the relationship of law and its implementing ordinance and Guideline of administrative public records management, and analyzed the law and record-schedule. Furthermore, this article examined significance of the law and democracy, administration's transparency. In accordance with enacting the law, Japanese Public Records Management System will develop. and we must pay close attention to that situation.

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