|Languages||Allowable language(s) for specification upon filing to obtain filing date||Japanese or English|
|Language(s) of translation (language(s) of procedure)||Japanese|
|PCT||National/regional phase possible||Yes|
|Time limit for entering national/regional phase||30 months from filing/priority date|
|Time limit for filing translation||30 months from filing/priority date or within 2 months from entering the national phase, whichever expires later|
|Paris Convention / Direct||Time limit for filing translation||14 months from priority date|
|Certification needed for translation||No|
|Certified copy of priority application required||Yes, 16 months from priority date|
|Translation of priority application required||No, only of the certificate, to be filed together with priority document|
|Certification needed for translation of priority application||No|
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