Call for papers:
- “Abe and the Law” conference will be held on 1 July 2016 and will be hosted by Queensland University of Technology (Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane). This will explore the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo’s move to office for the Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide victory in 2012. In the process, Japan’s foray into two-party politics collapsed and a new economic orthodoxy (dubbed ‘Abenomics’) was born. But what has happened to Japanese law and society under Abe’s leadership? This conference will debate whether Abe’s administration is transforming Japanese law in its institutional design and its socio-economic impact. Is it possible to discern an “Abe-prudence”?
Registration is free – please submit paper proposals to ANJeL (email@example.com) by 1 June 2016.
- “Transacting with Asia: Perspectives from Theory and Practice” conference will take place on 30 September 2016 and will be hosted by Queensland University of Technology (Gardens Point Campus, Brisbane). This event will consider the theoretical and practical issues involved in transacting with Asia in the new ‘Asian Century’. Are we approaching the ‘end of history’ in diverse transactional practices and regulations; or is Asia literacy in law as important and urgent as ever.
Registration is free – please submit paper proposals to Leon Wolff (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 30 August 2016.
Collective self-defence symposium: Together with the UNSW Faculty of Law and the Gilbert & Tobin Centre of Public Law, ANJeL will co-host a symposium on collective self-defence and the Article 9 "peace clause" of Japan's post-War Constitution, on Friday 12 August 2016. Speakers include Profs Yasuo Hasebe (Waseda), Hajime Yamamoto (Keio), Craig Martin (Washburn), A/Prof Hitoshi Nasu (ANU) and Prof Ros Dixon (UNSW, convenor). Places are limited, but ANJeL members may seek to attend by contacting: email@example.com).
Contract and Consumer Law Reform: A number of ANJeL members and other experts will present a seminar on Contract and Consumer Law Reform in Asia hosted by CAPLUS (Centre for Asian and Pacific Law, University of Sydney) on 27 July 2016. Speakers will include Assoc Prof Jeannie Paterson (University of Melbourne), Prof Luke Nottage (University of Sydney), Prof Hiroo Sono (Hokkaido University), Prof Bing Ling (University of Sydney) and Prof Sakda Thanitcul (Chulalongkorn University). For further details and registration, visit: http://sydney.edu.au/news/law/457.html?eventcategoryid=39&eventid=11234
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