Structure of Japanese Courts
The Supreme Court is the highest body of the judicial branch, dealing with the appeals filed against judgments of high courts. There is one Supreme Court, eight high courts, and fifty district and family courts. For minor crimes (punishable by a fine or lighter punishment) and civil suits (involving claims not exceeding 1,400, 000 yen), the 438 summary courts have jurisdiction (Globalex).
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