This is the updated and substantially enlarged edition of Japanese Law originally published in 1992, which was acclaimed for being the first comprehensive study of Japanese law to be published in English by a Japanese academic. The book covers the entire range of Japanese law with an emphasis on commercial law covering such topics as the reform of the company law, internationalization of competition law, and the financial 'Big Bang', and cross-border litigation. Bridging the gap between the law in statute books and the actual implementation in practice, the book incorporates all of the most recent case law as well as reflecting on current debates in legal academic discourse in Japan.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. The History of Japanese Law; 3. The Sources of Law; 4. The Administration of Justice; 5. The Legal Profession; 6. The Protection of Human Rights; 7. General Principles and Institutions of private law; 8. The Law of Property; 9. The Law of Obligations; 10. The Law of Tort; 11. Company Law; 12. Financial Law; 13. Anti-Monopoly Law; 14. Intellectual Property Law; 15. Labour Law; 16. Family Law and Succession; 17. Civil Procedure; 18. Criminal Law and Procedure; 19. The Law of Nationality
Hiroshi Oda is the Sir Ernest Satow Professor of Japanese Law at the University of London (University College), a professor of the College d'Europe (Brugge), and consultant to Herbert Smith, solicitors. He is a graduate of the Law Faculty of the University of Tokyo, held a chair of Soviet Law there and was granted a LL.D before moving to London. He has held various visiting positions including visiting professorship at Cornell Law School (US). He is also a qualified attorney in Japan and practices Japanese and Russian law in London and Tokyo.