ANJeL Visiting Academics Scheme
ANJeL welcomes applications from researchers from Japan and elsewhere
interested in visiting Australia to pursue their research. ANJeL
will provide the researcher with access to law libraries and other
research facilities at ANU and USydney; and facilitate meetings
with experts in the researcher's area of interest. The level of
funding support will be based on economic need and the nature
of the proposed research program.
To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
with the following information:
- your name and affiliation;
- preferred dates to visit Australia;
- outline of your research project or research goals;
- your curriculum vitae;
- any other funding sources.
For more information, please email any of the Directors.
ANJeL Visiting Academics for 2012
Bando Yusuke, a lecturer at Sapporo Gakuin University visited the University of Sydney for five weeks from August 2012 to September 2012. His main research fields are Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and Immigration Law. He obtained his Ph.D from Hokkaido University (2010). He wrote his doctoral thesis on the constitution of Japanese people through the Nationality Act and the legal definition of Japanese nationality.
Dr Bando also has a research interest in comparative law. While visiting ANJeL in Australia, he investigated the history of Australian immigration law and the alien powers under the Australian Constitution, in particular how the Australian people are constituted through immigration law and constitutional law. This visit was a first step in his research comparing Australian and Japanese law.
Machiko Kanetake is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL). She specialises in United Nations law, international organisations law, and interactions between national and international law. At the ACIL, she coordinates the research project on the interfaces between international and national legal orders. As part of the project, she has been conducting research on the application of international law and informal international instruments before Japanese courts.
Machiko received her Ph.D from Kyoto University, and LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). During her doctoral study, she was appointed as a Hauser Visiting Doctoral Researcher (2010-11) of the Global Fellows Program at New York University (NYU) School of Law.
ANJeL Visiting Academics for 2011
Yusuke Tanemura obtained his PhD in private international law at Waseda University and is currently working as a research fellow at Institute of Intellectual Property in Tokyo. He is visiting Australia from late August to September, primarily researching the justiciability of claims involving foreign immovable property and foreign intellectual property at The Australian National University. In particular he will be investigating the connection between the 1906 High Court of Australia decision in Potter v Broken Hill Pty Co. Ltd and the High Court of England and Wales decision in Tyburn Productions v Conan Doyle in 1990. Specifically, he will be investigating the nature of infringements of intellectual property rights that render their classification as local actions.
Tom Ginsburg, Professor at Chicago Law School, visited Australia in late March, giving a keynote address at a conference in Brisbane and a public lecture at Sydney Law School on 22 March entitled 'Legal reform in Northeast Asia: the politics of competitive modernisation'.
Tom Ginsburg focuses on comparative and international law from an interdisciplinary perspective. He holds BA, JD, and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley. One of his books, Judicial Review in New Democracies (Cambridge University Press 2003) won the C.
Herman Pritchett Award from the American Political Science Association for best book on law and courts. He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Tokyo, Kyushu University, Seoul National University, the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Trento. He currently co-directs the Comparative Constitutions Project, an effort funded by the National Science Foundation to gather and analyze the constitutions of all independent nation-states since 1789. Before entering law teaching, he served as a legal adviser at the Iran-US Claims Tribunal, The Hague, Netherlands, and consulted with numerous international development agencies and foreign governments on legal and constitutional reform.
ANJeL Visiting Academics for 2010
Satoshi Kurokawa, Professor of Law at Waseda University School of Social Sciences will visit the College of Law at the Australian National University for a year from March 2010 to March 2011. His main field of research to date has been measures for environmental regulation. Professor Kurokawa will pursue an interest in Australian environmental law, focusing on research on climate law, pollution control law and the national nature reserve system law in Australia. He holds a Ph.D. from Kyoto University (2006). His most important recent publications (in Japanese) are: The Theory of Environmental Regulation (2004), An Introduction to Environmental Regulation (co-author; 2005) and Approaches to Environmental Law (co-edited; 2007).
Professor Shimanami Ryo, Professor Shimanami Ryo of Kobe University will visit the University of Sydney Law School as an ANJeL Research Visitor from December-February 2010. Professor Shimanami is a law graduate of the University of Tokyo, and has previously been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, London University and Toronto University. He specialises in intellectual property law, cyber law and law and economics and has also been actively involved in several Japanese law associations. He is on the executive committee of the Japan Association of Industrial Property Law and is a member of working team in Copyright Council
of Agency for Cultural Affairs.
ANJeL Visiting Academics for 2009
Professor Tatsuya Nakamura of the Faculty of Law at Kokushikan University in Tokyo also serves as the General Manager of the Arbitration and Mediation Departments of the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA). He will be visiting Sydney University Law School for six months from September 2009 to March 2010 to conduct research on arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution in Australia. His recent Japanese language publications include (2008) International Dispute Resolution (Daigaku Kyoiku Shuppan). Recent English language publications include "Arbitration in Japan" in the 2008 Japan Business Law Guide (CCH) and "Final Settlement of Disputes on Existence and Effect of Arbitration Agreements under the UNICTRAL Model Law" 23(8) International Arbitration Report (2008).
Professor Yasuhei Taniguchi, of Counsel, Professor of Law at Senshu University Law School and Emeritus Professor, Kyoto University will visit Sydney University Law School for five weeks in July and August 2009. Professor Taniguchi will draw on his experience in transcending boundaries between disciplines, academia & practice and nations in international dispute resolution for the purpose of research, presentations and discussions with policy-makers during his visit. He is a globally renowned scholar and practitioner in the fields of Japanese civil procedure & insolvency law, international commercial arbitration and WTO law. Professor Taniguchi served on the Appellate Body of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body from 2000-2007 and has held high office in both Japanese and international associations in the fields of civil procedure and arbitration. He has taught as a Visiting Professor of Law at top-tier universities in four countries. He is the author of numerous books and articles and his publications have been published in seven languages. His recent English language publications include: (2008) Understanding the Concept of Prima Facie Proof in WTO Dispute Settlement (Juris), (2007) Civil Litigation in Comparative Context (co-author, Thomson-West), (2007) The Changing Image of Japanese Practicing Lawyers (UC Berkeley Robbins Collection), (2007) The Development of an Adversary System in Japanese Civil Procedure (UW Press) and (2006) The Obligation to Mitigate Damages (ICC Dossiers IV).
ANJeL Visiting Academic for 2008
Ryuichiro Fukasawa is Associate Professor of Administrative Law at Kyoto University. He has mainly studied the legal control of administrative discretion comparing Japanese law and English law. His published papers include "The Legal Nature of Administrative Policies and raison d'ętre of Administrative Discretion" in Minshoho-Zasshi (2003), "The Constitutional Foundations of Judicial Review in England: A Reconciliation of the Sovereignty of Parliament and the Rule of Law" in Kyoto Law Review (2003) and "A Comment on Denis James Galligan’s Theory of Administrative Discretion" in Kyoto Law Review (2006) (all in Japanese). He was Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, UK between March 2007 and March 2008. Professor Fukasawa is interested in administrative rule-making, administrative review and judicial review based on human rights. He conducted research on Australian administrative law, in particular the apparatus and function of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, at the University of Sydney between April 2008 and September 2008.
Professor Yuko Okano, Professor of Private International Law at Kwansei Gakuin University, was an ANJeL Visitor at the Australian National University from September 2008 to March 2009. Professor Okano’s research concerned choice of law rules for torts in Australia. She wrote an article for publication in a Kwansei Gakuin journal analyzing decisions of the High Court of Australia, with a particularly focus on the application of the doctrine of renvoi to an action in tort, something not yet known to Japanese scholars.
ANJeL Visiting Academic for 2007
Professor Makoto Ibusuki, leading scholar in criminal procedure and cyber-law as well as a strong ANJeL supporter, spent his sabbatical at University of Sydney and UNSW from October 2007 until March 2008. Professor Ibusuki researched the video-taping of police interrogations at UNSW, guest lectured in the Japanese Law courses at ANU, and also assisted a large delegation of Kyoto lawyers who visited Sydney for intense study into how best to defend defendants in quasi-jury trials.
ANJeL Visiting Academics for 2006
Dr Harald Baum is Senior
Research Fellow and Head of the Japan Department at the Max-Planck-Institute
for Foreign Private and Private International Law, Hamburg, Germany;
Priv.Doz., University of Hamburg; Research Associate, European
Corporate Governance Institute, Brussels, Belgium; Founding and
Executive Editor: Zeitschrift
für Japanisches Recht / Journal of Japanese Law (ZJapanR,
which ANJeL now collaborates in); and Vice-president, German-Japanese
Lawyers Association (an ANJeL affiliate). Dr Baum is an expert
in comparative commercial law, with numerous publications on business
law, corporate governance, takeovers, and capital markets regulation
in Germany, the EU, Japan, and the U.S., comparative law, and
private international law. He spoke in Sydney, Wollongong, Canberra
and Melbourne in late February/early March 2006.
Professor Colin Jones grew up in Canada, but
attended International Christian University in Tokyo and graduated
from U.C. Berkeley in 1986 with a degree in Oriental Languages
and Literature. After obtaining an LL.M. at Tohoku University
in Sendai, he attended Duke Law School, graduating in 1993 with
a J.D. and an LL.M. in international and comparative law. Colin
practiced law for over 10 years in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo
focusing on corporate, finance and telecommunications law. He
has worked at major U.S. firms as well as in-house. He is a member
of the bars of New York and Guam, and recently passed the bar
exam in Palau. Colin joined the faculty of Doshisha University
Law School in April of 2005. There he teaches Anglo-American law.
He has published scholarly and professional on a variety of subjects
including Sarbanes-Oxley, Japanese banking and telecommunications
law, as well as legal philosophy.
ANJeL Visiting Academics for 2005
Professor Meryll Dean is Head of the Law Department
at Oxford Brookes University, England. She was previously Legal
Assistant to the House of Lords Select Committee on the European
Communities and held various academic posts at in the School of
Legal Studies at Sussex University, England. Professor Dean has
published one of the leading textbooks on Japanese law: The
Japanese Legal System (London, Cavendish,
2002) and has written in the areas of Japanese public and constitutional
law. Her most recent research has been on Article 9 of the Japanese
Constitution, the role of the Self- Defence Forces and the legality
of their participating in international operations. The most recent
published work on this is a Chapter "Renouncing Peace in
a Time of War – Japan’s Constitutional Conundrum"
in Paul Eden and Thérèse O'Donnell (eds), 11
September 2001: A Turning Point in International and Domestic
Law? (Ardsley, New York, Transnational Publishers, 2005).
In addition to this work, her current research is looking at asylum
and immigration law in Japan and will also consider the issue
of human trafficking. In December 2004 she gave a guest lecture
at Waseda University entitled "Enforcing International Legal
Norms: Asylum and Immigration in Japan and the United Kingdom".
She visited Sydney around the week of the 23 February conference.
Souichirou Kozuka is Associate Professor of
Law at Sophia University (Jochi Daigaku). He specialises in business
law, including commercial transactions law, corporate law, banking
regulation, and competition law. His recent works in English include
"Carriage of Goods and Legal Uniformity in Asia-Pacific Region"
in Uniform Law Review (2003-1/2), and "The Use of
Stock Options as Defensive Measures: The Impact of the 2001 Amendments
to the Corporate Law on Corporate Control in Japan" in 15
Zeitschrift fuer Japanisches Recht / Journal of Japanese
Law (2003). He visited Sydney from 23-28 February to study
research and education on Japanese Law in Australia, and to discuss
further collaboration regarding the Journal of Japanese Law,
of which he is now an Editorial Board member.
ANJeL Visiting Academics in 2003
Professor Setsuo Miyazawa was professor of law
at Waseda University when he visited Australia, and a prominent
criminologist and legal sociologist heavily involved in recent
initiatives to reform Japan's judicial system. He visited Australia
from 5 to 8 July to deliver a keynote address at the Japanese
Studies Association of Australia Conference in Brisbane and to
participate in a continuing legal education seminar on recent
reforms to Japan's system of civil justice in Sydney.
Professor Miyazawa's research interests range from police and
criminal justice, legal culture, corporate legal departments,
and judicial administration, to legal aid and cause lawyering.
Among numerous publications in Japanese and English are the prize-winning
Policing in Japan (1992), and "Lawyering for the Underrepresented
in the Context of Legal, Social, and National Institutions"
in Louise G. Trubek & Jeremy Cooper (eds.), Educating for
Justice Around the World (1999). He holds LL.B., LL.M., and
LL.D. degrees from Hokkaido University and M.A., M.Phil., and
Ph.D. degrees in sociology from Yale University. Before moving
to Waseda University in October 2000, he taught at Hokkaido University
in Sapporo (1979-83) and Kobe University (1983-2000) in Japan.
He has held visiting teaching positions in the law schools of
York University (Canada), the University of Washington, Harvard
University, the University of California at Berkeley, UCLA, and
New York University.
From September 2003 he became Vice-President of Omiya Law School
near Tokyo, newly founded with the support of the Second Tokyo
Bar Association to provide postgraduate professional legal education
from April 2004.
Professor David Johnson of the University of
Hawaii visited Australia from 28 August to 9 September. The author
of the acclaimed study The Japanese Way of Justice: Prosecuting
Crime in Japan, Professor Johnson specialises in comparative
criminal justice. On 8 September, Professor Johnson lead a roundtable
discussion on comparative criminal justice at UNSW and later give
a seminar on Japanese criminal justice at the University of Sydney.
Prior to that, he was a Visting Fellow at the Australian National
University Law Faculty where he gave a variety of seminars and
met with researchers and graduate students.
Dr Makoto Ibusuki was professor of criminal procedure at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, when he was an ANJeL Research Visitor in 2003. He is also a pioneer in cyberlaw research and teaching both in and outside of Japan, a founding director of the Hojohogakkai (Association for Legal Informatics) and a key member of a study group promoting IT issues in Japan's current wave of reforms to criminal and civil justice. In addition to an ANJeL seminar
on Wednesday 26 November at the UNSW (where he talked about "The
Ongoing (R)evolution of IT in Japanese Law and Judicial Reform
in Japan ", Dr Ibusuki also presented a paper on "The
Possibility of Translated Legal Databases for Asian Countries"at
conference co-hosted by UNSW and UTS. His further report on
this issue can be found in the
Committee for Judicial Reform and Advanced Technology (in
Last updated: 15 October 2012