LAW IN JAPAN: a Turning Point, edited by Daniel H. Foote. Seattle: University of Washington Press, April 2008, 704 pp., 10 tables/8 figures, $65 (cloth)

Even as the pace of change in recent years has brought Japanese law to a “turning point,” the “confession-centric” system of criminal justice risks a breakdown over the investigations of white-collar and organized crime.

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