The party or an affected person may apply to an administrative authority for examining, transcribing, copying or taking photographs of relevant materials or records; provided that the materials or records are necessary for claiming or protecting his legal interest.
An application made under the preceding paragraph to an administrative authority may not be denied except for information specified as follows:
1. Drafts and other preliminary operational documents prepared before an administrative decision is made;
2. Information relating to national defense, military, diplomacy and any other general official secrets, which is legally required to be kept in confidence;
3. Information relating to personal privacy, occupational secrets and trade secrets, which is legally required to be kept in confidence;
4. Information [the disclosure of which] is likely to result in infringement of the right of any third party; and
5. Information [the disclosure of which] is likely to result in serious impairment to the social security, public safety or the normal performance of any function in connection with the public interest.
Examination shall be permitted of the part of the information specified under sub-paragraphs 2 and 3 of the preceding paragraph, if no confidentiality is necessary therefor.
Where a party finds any error in the materials or records referred to in paragraph 1, concerning the party himself, he is entitled to request the administrative authority to make correction upon producing proofs of the facts.