Colin P.A. Jones

Colin Jones is a law professor living in Kyoto. He has written four books in Japanese and tries (tries!) to make the subject of Japanese law interesting to non-specialist readers. He is from a bunch of places, but mostly Canada.

For Colin P.A. Jones's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

| Feb 23, 2015

Any attempt to scale Japan's mountain of rules is doomed

In England of the distant past, the word “doom” was a legal term, referring to a judgment imposing a punishment. Some etymological sources suggest it has common roots with the Sanskrit “dharma,” a deeply complex word that can refer to customary social duties or ...