May 30, 2013

Improving the lay judge system

The worst that can be said about Japan's now 4-year-old lay judge system is that "citizen judges" have not always gotten enough psychological support from courts.

Apr 10, 2013

Loosen the lay judge gag

It is disappointing that a Justice Ministry review panel so far doesn't give strong support to the idea of loosening the gag order imposed on lay judges.