Zeitschrift fuer Japanisches Recht / Journal of Japanese Law
The Journal of Japanese Law is now available free online. In addition to abstracts from the last four issues, full text of articles from previous issues can be found in the Archives at http://www.zjapanr.de/index.php/zjapanr/issue/archive.
Since 2004, ANJeL has collaborated with the German-Japanese
Association of Jurists (DJJV) to promote their Journal of Japanese
Law (Zeitschrift fuer Japanisches Recht). The journal is now co-published
twice-yearly with the Max
Planck Institute for Foreign Private and Private International Law,
as the only regularly published journal in Western languages focusing
on Japanese law.
A submissions guide is here
and a citation guide is here.
A selection of English language articles and abstracts from the Journal follows.
Number 42 (2016)
Number 41 (2016)
Number 40 (2015):
Number 39 (2015):
Number 38 (2014):
Number 37 (2014):
Number 36 (2013):
Number 35 (2013):
Number 34 (2012):
- Table of Contents
- Luke Nottage, “Japanese Law after the 3-11 Disasters, and ANJeL’s Anniversary Conference on Asia-Pacific Disaster Management”
- Hiroshi Kabashima, “Current Issues in Legal Policy for Recovery from the Aftermath: One Year After the 3.11 Tôhoku Earthquake and Tsunami”
- Hatsuru Morita, “Rescuing Victims and Rescuing TEPCO: A Legal and Political Analysis of the TEPCO Bailout”
- Stacey Steele, Chun Jin, “Insolvency Law Responses to a National Crisis: Great East Japan Earthquake and Guidelines for Individual Debtor Out-of-Court Workouts”
- Robert B Leflar, Ayako Hirata, Masayuki Murayama, Shozo Ota, “Human Flotsam, Legal Fallout: Japan’s Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown”
- Sôichirô Kozuka, “Insurance Law Issues Due to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 (Part Two)”
- Dai Yokomizo, “The New Act on International Jurisdiction in Japan: Significance and Remaining Problems”
Number 33 (2012):
- Table of Contents
- Sôichirô Kozuka, “Insurance Law Issues Due to the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 (Part One)”
- Matt Nichol, “Valuing Professional Japanese Baseball Players and the Role of Statistics, Economics, Culture, and Corporate Governance”
- Mark A. Srour, “Restrained Judicial Constitutionalism in Japan: A Reflection of Judicial Culture Rather than Political Interests”
- Luke Nottage, "Review of Mark D. West, Lovesick Japan: Sex, Marriage, Romance, Law"
- Stacey Steele, “Review of Andrew Harding & Penelope (Pip) Nicholson (eds.), New Courts in Asia”
- Fabio Colombo,'“Kyoto Seminar & Tokyo Seminar: ‘Japanese Law in the Global Era’ Impressions of an Italian Researcher in Kyoto”
Number 32 (2012):
Number 31 (2011):
Number 30 (2010):
Number 29 (2010)
Number 28 (2009)
Number 27 (2009):
Number 26 (2008):
Number 25 (2008):
- Table of Contents
- Erik Ficks, "Models of General Court-Connected Conciliation and Mediation for Commercial Disputes in Sweden, Australia and Japan"
- Hiroo Sono, "Japan’s Accession to the CISG: The Asia Factor"
- Noboru Kashiwagi, "Accession by Japan to the Vienna Sales Convention (CISG)"
- Sôichirô Kozuka, TREVOR RYAN, "Dear Judge Ichiro"
- Luke Nottage, DANIEL H FOOTE (ed.), "Law in Japan: A Turning Point"
- Colin P.A. Jones, KAORU INOUE, "Kurutta Saibankan [Crazy Judges]"
Number 24 (2007):
- Hiroshi Oda, "The New Financial Instruments Exchange Law"
- Andreas Kaiser, "Real Estate Finance in Japan Is Gaining Momentum"
- Anna Dobrovolskaia, "An All-Laymen Jury System Instead of the Lay Assessor (Saiban-in) System for Japan? Anglo-American-Style Jury Trials in Okinawa under the U.S. Occupation"
- Joel Rheuben, "A Presidential Prime Minister: Japan’s Direct Election Debate"
Harald Fuess, "Ehebruch als Verbrechen
Der europäische Beitrag zur Frauendiskriminierung in Japan"
- Markus Thier, "Rechtskraft im AUM-Fall Eine Rückschau auf die Gesetzesanwendung sowie die täterschaftliche Verantwortlichkeit im Todesurteil gegen den
AUM-Begründer Matsumoto Chizuo alias Asahara Shôkô"
- Kunihiro Nakata, "Das japanische Vertragsrecht unter dem Einfluß des europäischen und des deutschen Privatrechts"
- Hans-Peter Musahl and Jörg Grünenberger, "Besteuerungsauswirkungen der Gesellschaftsrechtsreform in Japan"
- Sandra Hotz, "Vom Katalog zur Generalklausel hin zur speziellen gesetzlichen Regelung: Japanische Irrtumsregelungen"
- Carol Lawson, "Found in Translation:
The "Transparency of Japanese Law Project" in Context
- Dan W. Puchniak's Review Essay, "A Skeptic’s Guide to Miwa and Ramseyer’s “The Fable of the Keiretsu"
Number 23 (2007):
- D. Hugh Whittaker/Masaru Hayakawa, "Contesting
“Corporate Value” Through Takeover Bids in Japan"
- Sanford M. Jacoby, "Principles
and Agents: CalPERS and Corporate Governance in Japan"
- Eiji Takahashi/Tatsuya Sakamoto, "Practical
Experiences with the New Japanese Company Code
- Christopher Heath/Mineko Môri, "Ending is Better than Mending – Recent Japanese Case Law on Repair,
Refill and Recycle"
- Emily Flahive, "National
Identity Crisis: The Politics of Constructing National Identity
Detention of Asylum-Seekers in Australia and Japan" (Full
- Ronald Dore, Shareholder
Capitalism Comes to Japan (Full text)
- Noboru Kashiwagi, Translation
of Japanese Statutes into English (Full text)
- Anderson/Okuda, Translation
of Japan's Private Intl Law (Introduction)
- Colin Jones, Book
review of Yagi/Kaji (Escaping your Debts in Japan). (Full
Number 22 (2006):
- Henrik Schmiegelow, :"Why
Legal Transformation Assistance from Germany and Japan to Former
- Robert B Leflar/Futoshi Iwata, "Medical
Error as Reportable Event, as Tort, as Crime: A Transpacific Comparison"
(Updated Version/full article)
- Kayoko Ishida, "Evidence
Law in Japan and Australia: Principles, Practice and Reform"
- Luke Nottage, "Re-regulating
Japan: Asbestos, Defectively Designed Buildings, and Secondhand
- Yasuhiro Okuda, "The
Legal Status of Foreign Companies in Japan’s New Company
- Frank G. Bennett, Jr., "Secondhand
Japan: Used Goods Regulation 1645 – Present (Part 2)"
- Hon J.J. Spigelman A.C., "Judicial Exchange between Australia and Japan"
- Luke Nottage, “Review: William Roehl (ed) “A History of Japanese Law Since 1868”
Number 21 (September 2006):
- Souichirou Kozuka, "Recent
Developments in Takeover Law:Changes in Business Practices Meet
- Moritz Bälz, "Liberalized
Rules for the Restructuring of Japanese Companies: Mergers, Demergers,
and Share Exchanges under the New Company Law"
- Frank G. Bennett, Jr, "Secondhand
Japan: Used Goods Regulation 1645 – Present (Part 1)"
- Kent Anderson and Leah Ambler, "The
Slow Birth of Japan’s Quasi-Jury System (Saiban-in Seido):
Interim Report on the Road to Commencement" (full article)
- Stefan Wrbka, "The
Research Commission on the Constitution and the Upper House Issue"
- Harald Baum, "Takeover
Defenses in Japan: Corporate Value Reports and Guidelines"
- Curtis J. Milhaupt, "In
the Shadow of Delaware? The Rise of Hostile Takeovers in Japan"
- Hiroshi Oda, "Comprehensive
Overhaul of the Securities and Exchange Law: The Draft Law on
the Trading of Financial Products of 2006"
- Eiji Takahashi and Tatsuya Sakamoto, "Japanese
Corporate Law: Two Important Cases Concerning Takeovers in 2005"
Number 20 (February 2006):
Number 19 (September 2005):
- Kent Anderson and Yoshinobu Eizumi, "Cross-Border
Legal Education : Results from a Pilot Japanese-Australian Video
Negotiation Project at Australian National University and Aoyama
- Daniel H. Foote, "Information
Technology Meets International Contracting: Tales from a Transpacific
- John O. Haley, "Heisei
Renewal or Heisei Transformation: Are Legal Reforms Really Changing
- Hiroshi Oda, "The
Principle of Compatibility in Soliciting Stock Investment Judgment
of the Supreme Court, 14 July 2005"
- Trevor Ryan, "Creating
‘Problem Kids’: Juvenile Crime in Japan and Revisions to the Juvenile
Act" (full article)
- Malcolm Smith, "A
Small Experiment in International Negotiations: Chuo Law School,
Japan and Chulalongkorn Law Faculty, Thailand"
- Eiji Takahashi and Madoka Shimizu, "The
Future of Japanese Corporate Governance: The 2005 Reform"
Number 18 (February 2005):
Number 17 (July 2004):
Last updated: 01 February 2017