Never mind all the living and documentary proof — the idea that "comfort women" were somehow exempt from wartime coercion and organization is absurd.
Whether seeking to guarantee child visitation for divorced parents or challenging the family registry system, lawyer-mayor Fusaho Izumi pushes the envelope.
When was the last time someone Japanese used your presence as an excuse to say "haro" whilst furtively glancing sideways at their companions to confirm they just made the funniest joke ever?
Today's column, in list form, tackles a subject that defies a more conventional presentation: Japanese agricultural regulation.
For American lawyers accustomed to struggling with massive walls of law books and expensive database services, one of the great things about Japanese law is that it is so compact and accessible. In fact, most of what you will ever need to know fits into ...
If you imagine paying taxes in Japan entitles you to welfare, you may want to take a seat.
It would be tragic if the process Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has set in motion destroys one of the truly great things about Japan: the fact that so little of its economy and society is devoted to harming other people.
At 84, Chihiro Isa hopes to see two things in his lifetime: the jury system reinstated in Japan and U.S. forces gone from Okinawa.
The state broadcaster's approach to separating the Japanese public from its money is legally and ethically troublesome, writes Colin P.A. Jones.
A Japanese lawyer told me: "To Westerners, marriage means 1+1=2. But in Japan it equals 1." This made perfect sense to me, but perhaps I should explain.