The Guidelines for Derivation and Utilization of Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Section V. Other Rules
(Cooperation with Administrative Organs Concerned)
Article 39
The Minister shall cooperate closely with the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare, - for example, offering information - , taking into consideration that derivation and utilization of human ES cells are closely connected with medicine and its related fields.

(Official Announcement of Offense against the Guidelines)
Article 40
The Minister shall announce officially if there is a certain instance of derivation or utilization of human ES cells that is recognized by the Minister of its non-compliance with the Guidelines.

Additional Rules
(Date of Enforcement)
Article 1
The Guidelines shall come into force from the date of the proclamation.

(Reexamination of guidelines)
Article 2
(1) The Minister shall take into consideration the progress of research in life science, social trends and so on, investigate in addition the implementation situation of the Guidelines, and reexamine them if necessary based upon the results of consideration and investigations, within three years of their enforcement.
(2) The reexamination prescribed in (1) above shall be based upon recommendations of the CSTP.

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