Japanese Legal System

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Cavendish Publishing, Feb 14, 2002 - Law - 596 pages
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Meryll Dean's superb new edition of Japanese Legal System provides a wide-ranging and unique insight into the legal system of a country which is at the forefront of global development, yet rarely examined by legal scholars. It is a major contribution to the study of comparative law and through its multidisciplinary approach breaks new ground in providing a comprehensive text on the subject. It draws on the author's first hand knowledge of Japan, but is written for non-Japanese speakers.; Through its approachable yet scholarly style, the reader is introduced to the essentials of the legal system, and guided through historical and cultural context; from which they will be able to develop an informed critique.; The book covers the history, structure and tradition of the Japanese legal system, as well as providing an insight into areas of substantive law. It contains extracts from diverse contemporary sources which, together with the author's commentary, guide the reader through the complexities of a different culture.The use of multidisciplinary sources, which are contextualised by the author, make what would otherwise be inaccessible material available for comparative analysis.; This book may be used as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It will be useful for those engaged in the study of history, politics, international relations and law, as well as being of value to academics, practitioners and those in business
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT
55
SOURCES OF LAW
129
SOURCES OF
132
GOVERNMENT AND THE LAW
193
Abe H Shindo M and Kawato S The Government
222
THE LEGAL PROFESSION
259
Rabinowitz R The Historical Development of the Bar
282
THE CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK
445
Ito M The Modern Development of Law and Constitution in Japan
462
Institutional Reform
469
The American Role in Revising Japans Imperial
477
The Final Report
484
Sato L Revisionism During the Forty Years of
493
Tanaka H The Appointment of Supreme Court Justices
499
Danelski D The Political Impact of the Japanese Supreme Court
506

Recruitment and Promotion
301
including women and age comparators
307
Haley JO Judicial Independence in Japan Revisited
314
Constitutional Policies
321
The Dynamics
334
Recommendations on The Legal Profession
341
THE COURT SYSTEM AND ALTERNATIVE
345
Ohta T and Hozumi T Compromise in the Course of Litigation
422
Recommendations on Civil and Criminal
440
A Comparative View
513
Ashibe N Human Rights and Judicial Power
524
Constitutional Policies
530
Tanaka H Legal Equality Among Family Members in Japan
536
THE CONSTITUTION OF THE EMPIRE
543
THE CONSTITUTION OF JAPAN 1946
551
USEFUL WEBSITES
561
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