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  • The Subversive Activities Prevention Law of Japanby Cecil Uyehara

    BRILL 2009; US$ 225.00

    This publication is the first analysis in English on how the Subversive Activities Prevention Law (SAPL) was drafted and debated, supported and opposed, using the 20+ drafts of the law, and the subsequent deliberations concerning the proposed law in the Houses of Representatives and Councillors. A short epilogue - since over 50 years have elapsed since... more...

  • Law in Everyday Japanby Mark D. West

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Lawsuits are rare events in most people's lives. High-stakes cases are even less commonplace. Why is it, then, that scholarship about the Japanese legal system has focused almost exclusively on epic court battles, large-scale social issues, and corporate governance? Mark D. West's Law in Everyday Japan fills a void in our understanding of the relationship... more...

  • The Quest for Japan's New Constitutionby Christian G. Winkler

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the many attempts over the last three decades to revise Japan?s constitution. As the book shows, these attempts at revision have been relatively conservative, aiming to embed in the constitution visions of a different future for Japan. Specific reforms advocated include: enabling Japan to have a more proactive foreign policy, more... more...

  • The Japanese Way of Justiceby David T. Johnson

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 114.99 US$ 98.89

    Criminal proceedings in which people can lose life, liberty, or reputation tell us a great deal about the character of any society. In Japan, it is prosecutors who wield the greatest control over these values and who therefore reveal most clearly the character of the Japanese way of justice. In this book, David T. Johnson portrays Japanese prosecutors... more...

  • The Right to Life in Japanby Noel Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    The Right to Life in Japan is a study that brings new perspectives to bear on an extremely important topic for all those facing the moral dilemmas of such issues as abortion and the death penalty. It also helps to fill a gap in life, in social science and law studies of contemporary Japan. Noel Williams approaches the right to life in Japan from... more...

  • Law, Labour and Society in Japanby Anthony Woodiwiss

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    As Japanese companies establish overseas production facilities at an ever more repid pace, it is increasingly important for people in the host countries to understand the preconceptions upon which the Japanese approach to industrial relations is based. This book traces the development of Japanese labour law and shows how labour law has been related... more...