The Meiji Constitution rise and fall of the affects contemporary constitutional attitudes.
Perhaps unwittingly, Japanese voters just gave their silent nod to the seven most recent appointees to the nation's top court.
Bureaucrats rustle up policies that require citizens to do their duty, however irrationally.
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.