Zeitschrift fuer Japanisches Recht / Journal of Japanese Law
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 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"
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: 21 May 2013