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The Supreme Court of Japan is composed of one Chief Justice and fourteen Justices who are appointed by the Cabinet and approved by the Emperor.  Each of these Justices must stand for election after appointment and once every 10 years following, however no Justice has ever lost a reappointment election.  Supreme Court Justices must retire at the age of 70.


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