ANJeL, in conjunction with James Cook University Faculty of Law, Business and Creative Arts, will host the 12th ANJeL symposium on Japanese Law on Friday 16 May 2014 in Cairns, co-organised by JCU Associate Prof Justin Dabner. Registration is open to all – please spread the word widely. Whilst the primary focus of the symposium will be on “Japanese Law and Business amidst Bilateral and Regional Free Trade Agreements”, papers on any aspect of Japanese law will be considered. While registration is free, contributions to ANJeL are welcome ($60 recommended, receipts provided). Numbers are also limited, so attendees need to register by 28 February 2014. The conference program is now available
ANJeL members are invited to participate in a free roundtable discussion on how complaints and disputes between lawyers and their clients are handled. The seminar will compare Japan, the UK and Australia and will be held on Thursday, 6 March 2014 from 2:30 to 4pm in seminar room 403, New Law School Annex (not main/office building) at the University of Sydney Law School (please note the new venue listed, as this has changed since previous announcement). Speakers will include Professor Shiro Kashimura from Kobe University and Professor Masaki Abe from Osaka City University.
A book based on ANJeL’s 2012 Anniversary Conference is hot off the press from Springer and will be launched on 18 March 2014, a week after the third anniversary of Japan’s Triple Disasters. The launch will be hosted at Herbert Smith Freehills (Level 34, ANZ Tower, 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney) at 5.30pm for 6-7pm. The book, edited by ANJeL Co-Directors Hitoshi Nasu and Luke Nottage together with Simon Butt, is entitled Asia-Pacific Disaster Management: Comparative and Socio-legal Perspectives. Further information about the book and conference can be found on the Japanese Law blog.
ANJeL will send a team to the 13th Intercollegiate Negotiation (and Arbitration) Competition. Sydney Law School, in cooperation with the Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL), is seeking applications from students to join “Team Australia” to compete in the competition, which will take place in Tokyo 29-30 November 2014. Students, please refer to the call for expressions of interest for further details. We welcome institutional sponsorship (contact firstname.lastname@example.org) as well as tax deductible gifts from alumni and friends of the team via this form for donations through USydney, or this form via ANU).
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