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The Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL) is an initiative of the ANU College of Law at the Australian National University (ANU), the University of Sydney Law School at the University of Sydney (USyd) and the School of Law, at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The core aim of ANJeL is to promote scholarly engagement with Japanese law, especially in Australia.




ASAA 2018 Conference: The biennial Asian Studies Association of Australia conference will be held on 3-5 July 2018 at the University of Sydney organized by the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, the China Studies Centre and the School of Languages and Culture. The applications for the proposal submissions close on 1 November 2017. ANJeL encourages its members to apply to anjelinfo@gmail.com to coordinate a Japanese Law panel to participate in the conference.
More information is available on the ASAA Conference website.

The Kyoto and Tokyo Seminars in Japanese Law will begin in the second week of February 2018. The dates for Kyoto Seminar are 5-9 February and for Tokyo Seminar – 13-14 February. The applications will open in October 2017.
For more information, please check the Ritsumeikan University School of Law and the University of Sydney-CAPLUS website .   

Please be advised that Team Australia for the Intercollegiate Negotiation (and Arbitration) Competition has a new website. More information

Have your ANJeL newsletters stopped coming? ANJeL is now requesting that all existing members provide a secondary, non-institutional email address to assist in maintaining communications. Contact ANJeL via email : ANJeLinfo@gmail.com.


ANJeL People

ANJeL is a network of over 350 scholars, practitioners, policy-makers, senior students and others interested in Japanese law from Australia, Japan, and the rest of the world. ANJeL welcomes applications for membership.


ANJeL is managed by its co-directors: Hitoshi Nasu (ANU), Leon Wolff (QUT) and Luke Nottage (USyd). They are assisted by an Executive Coordinator, and a diverse Advisory Board.


ANJeL offers a Research Visitor scheme for scholars and jurists. ANJeL's directors welcome applications at any time.


ANJeL Events

ANJeL organises a number of research events to stimulate intellectual and public debate on issues of Japanese law.


These events range from international conferences, continuing legal education seminars to informal discussion workshops.


ANJeL is also engaging a wide range of media and consultancy activities. ANJeL members and associates receive e-newsletters for updating information about ANJeL activities including the up-coming events.


ANJeL Research

ANJeL promotes research on Japanese law and supports the research by Japanese scholars of Australian law.


The ANJeL website hosts resources on Japanese law for researchers and a selection of publications by ANJeL scholars in Australia and elsewhere.


ANJeL collaborates in promoting the multi-lingual Zeitschrift fuer Japanisches Recht / Journal of Japanese Law, the only Japan-specific law journal published in Western languages. ANJeL encourages members and associates to make submissions on any aspect of Japanese law and justice.


ANJeL Teaching

ANJeL offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Japanese law at its network of universities.


ANJeL assists in the "Kyoto and Tokyo Seminars" in Japanese Law sponsored by Ritsumeikan University. ANJeL sponsors a team of Australian students to compete at the Japan Intercollegiate Arbitration/Negotiation Competition.


ANJeL awards the Akira Kawamura prize for performance in Japanese law courses at its network of universities and the nationwide ANJeL/Ashurst essay prize in Japanese Law.



Last updated: 18 September 2017