One possible explanation for the inexplicable change in contract law: It is a giant experiment driven by academic hubris and bureaucratic ambition.
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 ...
Pressure from academic Lawrence Repeta opened Japan's courts to scrutiny by journalists from outside the press clubs, as well as scholars and bloggers.
So-called conspiracy legislation massively expands the state's coercive powers, with few checks in place to prevent abuse.
So you fancy yourself as a scholar on Japan's supreme law? Try testing your knowledge of the Constitution's birth with this quiz.
Ignore the irony of a tenured Harvard professor railing against the pursuit of excellence and employment security and J. Mark Ramseyer's book is fun and enlightening. Second-Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law, by J. Mark Ramseyer.352 pages THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS, Nonfiction. By essentially ...
Stories of the Japanese people whom fate — and, more often than not, citizenship — brought before America's highest court.
Perhaps managers need to channel the spooky kid from "The Sixth Sense" and start seeing shareholders everywhere, because that is probably closest to social reality in Japan.
Brushing over precedents and kicking looming threats down the line, a government-appointed panel has dutifully paved the way for a politically convenient one-off abdication.
When not trying to get elected, Japan's 700-plus Diet members (475 in the House of Representatives, 242 in the House of Councilors) conduct the weighty business of the nation. With the 193rd session of the national legislature under the current Constitution scheduled to commence ...