Colin P.A. Jones

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

A year in the (short) life of Japan's Cabinet

| Feb 7, 2018

A year in the (short) life of Japan's Cabinet

Early each year, Law of the Land likes to reflect on what one of Japan's three branches of government did the previous one. This time we'll look at the surprisingly durable Shinzo Abe habitat known as the Cabinet. First, lawyerly foreplay: definitions. What is the ...

Dentsu may not escape with summary justice

| Aug 16, 2017

Dentsu may not escape with summary justice

Last month, a Tokyo summary court judge ruled that advertising giant Dentsu would not get away with just paying a fine for violating the Labor Standards Act attributable to a culture of excessive overtime blamed for the death of several employees. The company will ...