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Q1. What is the High Pressure Gas Safety Act?
A1. The High Pressure Gas Safety Act (the “HPGS Act”) is the law which aims to regulate the production, storage, sale, transportation and other matters related to the handling of high pressure gases, their consumption as well as the manufacture and handling of their containers and to encourage voluntary activities by private businesses and the High Pressure Gas Safety Institute of Japan for the safety of high pressure gases with the purpose of securing public safety by preventing accidents and disasters caused by high pressure gases.

The website of Japanese Law Translation offers the English version of the Act.
Please refer to Article 1 of the Act.

http://www.japaneselawtranslation.go.jp/law/detail/?id=1974&vm=04&re=01&new=1

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Q2. What is the Act on the Securing of Safety and the Optimization of Transaction of Liquefied Petroleum Gas?
A2. The Act on the Securing of Safety and the Optimization of Transaction of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (the “LPG Act”) stipulates the ordinance with regards to the sale of LPG to General Consumers, etc., sales locations, and the Safety Operations thereof.
Although related to LPG, matters such as LPG terminals and filling plants, storage tanks for consumption, structural standards for containers, and distribution (transport) of containers are regulated by the High Pressure Gas Safety Act.

Overview on the regulations pursuant to the Acts

The High Pressure Gas Safety Act

The Act on the Securing of Safety and the Optimization of Transaction of Liquefied Petroleum Gas

Overview of the Acts & Related Ordinances

The High Pressure Gas Safety Act
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The Act on the Securing of Safety and the Optimization of Transactions of Liquefied Petroleum Gas
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The General High Pressure Gas Safety Ordinance
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The Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Ordinance
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The Industrial Complex Safety Ordinance
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The Designated Equipment Inspection Ordinance
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The Refrigeration Safety Ordinance
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The Container Safety Ordinance
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