Practice Relating to Rule 118. Provision of Basic Necessities to Persons Deprived of Their Liberty
Japan’s Law concerning the Treatment of Prisoners of War and Other Detainees in Armed Attack Situations (2004) states:
(Principles of Hygiene and Medical Care)
Article 29 At the prisoner-of-war camp, efforts shall be made to grasp the physical and mental conditions of the detainees thereof, and hygienic and medical measures shall be taken in order to maintain the health of the detainees and hygiene inside the prisoner-of-war camp.
Article 32(1) In the cases where a detainee is injured or suffering from disease, or is suspected to have sustained an injury or to have a disease, the prisoner-of-war camp commander shall promptly give him/her medical treatment and other necessary medical measures pursuant to an Ordinance of the Ministry of Defence.
(Principles on Lending and Supplying of Articles)
Article 58(1) Detainees shall be lent, or supplied with, the clothing and bedding required for daily life in the prisoner-of-war camp, and shall be supplied meals and drinking water or tea.