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 für 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.

The University of Sydney Library now offers the Asian and Pacific Law Guide. The guide provides an overview of resources available for the study of law in an Asia / Pacific context. The Asian and Pacific Law Guide Japan contains resources and guides about Japanese law.

ANJeL has entered into a partnership with the Australasian Legal Information Institute to move to their new “AsianLII” database the resources ANJeL had developed in collaboration with Tokyo law firm Nagashima Ohno and Tsunematsu (previously available via the Japanese Law Online site).

This comprehensive guide to primarily English online resources about Japanese law includes web-links to legislation, case law, international treaties, governmental and non-governmental organisations, law journals, and other useful research information.

The WorldLII Catalog Japan page is available at www.worldlii.org/catalog/232.html and the AsianLII Japanese Law Resources database page is now available online at www.asianlii.org/jp/other/JPLRes. ANJeL members with suggestions for additions to the AsianLII Japanese Law Resources database page are asked to contact ANJeL via ANJeLinfo@gmail.com.

Looking for information in Japanese on Australian law? Find out more… オーストラリア法入門こちら.

In addition to ANJeL’s collaboration with AsianLII ANJeL is involved in developing or promoting several other tools for effective research in Japanese law.

  1. The CCH Japan Business Law Guide, which is a looseleaf and online service, is maintained with the assistance of a number of ANJeL co-Directors, members and associates.
  2. The entry “Japanese Law: An Overview” in Jan Smits (ed) Encyclopedia of Comparative Law (Edward Elgar, 2006) by Luke Nottage and Professor Masaki Abe.
  3. Links to other websites:
    • The Japanese Law Translation System website, a Ministry of Justice service provided through Nagoya University, offers one-stop access to a database of Japanese laws translated in accordance with the Japanese government’s legal Standard Bilingual Dictionary (SBD) complete with the most recent edition of the SBD itself and a keyword-in-context search function.
    • Asian Law Centre Bibliography, Melbourne University’s searchable database of citations to Asian Law related references.
    • Japanese Legal Research, University of Washington’s guide to searching Japanese law materials.
    • Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC)
    • East Asia Forum, a Forum encompassing policy matters and placing Japan in a regional and global perspective.
    • Japanese Law and the Asia-Pacific, which collates most of Luke Nottage’s own Japanese Law related blogs.
  4. The Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) and a number of law firms in Japan publish information in English on areas of Japanese law. A list of these sources as of April 2009 prepared by ANJeL research assistants is available.
  5. A major legal publisher in Japan, Daiichi Hoki, is a Research Sponsor for ANJeL.
  6. The Waseda University Institute of Comparative Law (CLAW) has commenced a monthly electronic newsletter to disseminate up-to-date information about Japanese Law in English, including recent legislation, upcoming seminars and discussion of current trends and topics. To subscribe to the CLAW newsletter, please email CLAW including your name, affiliation and e-mail address.

Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht / Journal of Japanese Law

www.zjapanr.de (website available in English and German)

The Journal of Japanese Law is now available free online. In addition to abstracts from the last four issues, full text of articles from previous issues can be found in the archives at www.zjapanr.de/index.php/zjapanr/issue/archive.

Since 2004, ANJeL has collaborated with the German-Japanese Association of Jurists (DJJV) to promote their Journal of Japanese Law (Zeitschrift für 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 and citation guide is available.

A selection of English language articles and abstracts from the Journal follows:

Number 42 (2016)

Number 41 (2016)

Number 40 (2015)

Number 39 (2015)

Number 38 (2014)

Number 37 (2014)

Number 36 (2013)

Number 35 (2013)

Number 34 (2012)

Number 33 (2012)

Number 32 (2012)

Number 31 (2011)

Number 30 (2010)

Number 29 (2010)

Number 28 (2009)

Number 27 (2009)

Number 26 (2008)

Number 25 (2008)

Number 24 (2007)

Number 23 (2007)

Number 22 (2006)

Number 21 (September 2006)

Number 20 (February 2006)

Number 19 (September 2005)

Number 18 (February 2005)

Number 17 (July 2004)

ANJeL Research Publications

A variety of research papers, both abstracted and in full-text, by ANJeL members and associates are listed below.

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

Special issue for the late Professor Satoru Osanai (with an Obituary by Prof Dan Rosen):

Other Publications:

2012

2011

  • Harald Baum and Moritz Bälz. Handbuch Japanisches Wirtschafts und Handelsrecht (Encyclopedia of Japanese Commercial and Business Law), Carl Heymanns Verlag, 2011. Preface (English)
  • Vivienne Bath and Luke Nottage (eds), Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution Law and Practice in Asia (November 2011, London: Routledge, London) [12 chapters (including two co-authored) plus Preface from the IBA President & ANJeL Advisor, Mr Akira Kawamura, 296pp]
  • Luke Nottage. “Japan” in Jean du Plessis et al, Principles of Contemporary Corporate Governance (Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 2nd ed 2011) 352-86

2010

2009

2008

2007

  • Trevor Ryan, Dear Judge Ichiro (Zeus Publications: Burleigh Qld, 2007). A review of the book is available in Japanese Studies Vol. 28, 2008, 131-32.

From Luke Nottage’s PhD thesis:

2006

2005

2004

2003