This English translation of the National Public Service Ethics Act has been prepared ( up to the revisions of Act No. 102 of 2005 (Effective October 1, 2007)) in compliance with the Standard Bilingual Dictionary (March 2007 edition). This is an unofficial translation. Only the original Japanese texts of laws and regulations have legal effect, and the translations are to be used solely as reference material to aid in the understanding of Japanese laws and regulations.