The Japanese Legal System

Cases, Codes, and Commentary

Author: Curtis J. Milhaupt,J. Mark Ramseyer,Mark D. West

Publisher: Foundation Press

ISBN: 9781609300296

Category: Law

Page: 895

View: 8075


This casebook on Japanese Law has been specially designed for ease of use and theoretical versatility. Heavily-edited cases, statutes, and articles canvass a wide range of intriguing problems and theoretical perspectives. Professors will find that it facilitates a variety of analysis and approaches to a given question--whether sociological, anthropological, or based on law and economics. The book allows for in-depth coverage of a diverse range of substantive areas of law, from torts, criminal law, and contracts to employment and corporate law.

Refugee Law and Practice in Japan

Author: Osamu Arakaki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351905651

Category: Law

Page: 280

View: 2880


This volume examines the development of refugee law and policy in Japan. The book discusses systemic weaknesses and compares the evolution of law in other states to highlight problems in Japan's refugee determination system. Ultimately, the book calls for Japan to reform failing systems and take innovative action towards refugee protection.

Legal Origins and the Efficiency Dilemma

Author: Nuno Garoupa,Carlos Gómez Ligüerre,Lela Mélon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315311194

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

View: 6493


Economists advise that the law should seek efficiency. More recently, it has been suggested that common law systems are more conducive of economic growth than code-based civil law systems. This book argues that there is no theory to support such statements and provides evidence that rejects a 'one-size-fits-all' approach. Both common law and civil law systems are reviewed to debunk the relationship between the efficiency of the common law hypothesis and the alleged inferiority of codified law systems. Legal Origins and the Efficiency Dilemma has six aims: explaining the efficiency hypothesis of the common law since Posner’s 1973 book; summarizing the legal origins theory in the context of economic growth; debunking their relationship; discussing the meaning of 'common law' and the problems with the efficiency hypothesis by comparing laws across English speaking jurisdictions; illustrating the shortcomings of the legal origins theory with a comparative law and economics analysis; and concluding there is no theory and evidence to support the economic superiority of common law systems. Based on previous pieces by the authors, this book expands their work by including new areas of analysis (such as trusts), detailing previous analysis (such as French law versus common law in the areas of contract, property and torts), and updating for recent developments in the academic discourse. This volume is of interest to academics and students who study microeconomics, comparative law and foundations of law, as well as legal policy analysts.

Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases XIX

Author: Hannu Jaakkola,Yasushi Kiyoki,Takahiro Tokuda

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1586038125

Category: Computers

Page: 393

View: 2714


Includes papers submitted to the 17th European-Japanese Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases (EJC 2007).

Japanese Legal System

Text and Materials

Author: Meryll Dean

Publisher: Routledge Cavendish


Category: Law

Page: 653

View: 3174


This book provides a wide-ranging and unique insight into the legal system of a country which is at the forefront of global development, yet rarely examined by legal scholars. It is a major contribution to the study of comparative law and through its multidisciplinary approach breaks new ground in providing a comprehensive text on the subject. It draws on the author's first hand knowledge of Japan, but is written for non-Japanese speakers. Through its approachable yet scholarly style it provides the reader with an outline of the essentials of the legal system, whilst at the same time providing an historical and cultural context from which they will be able to develop an informed critique. The book covers the history, structure and tradition of the Japanese legal system, as well as providing an insight into areas of substantive law. It contains extracts from diverse contemporary sources which, together with the author's commentary, guide the reader through the complexities of a different culture. The use of multidisciplinary sources, which are contextualized by the author, make what would otherwise be inaccessible material available for comparative analysis. This book may be used as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It will be useful for those engaged in the study of history, politics, international relations and law, as well as being of value to academics, practitioners and those in business.