Japanese Law

Paperback | October 8, 2011

byHiroshi Oda

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This book presents the only English language, up-to-date, and comprehensive reference to Japanese law. It covers a wide range of topics, from the fundamentals of the Japanese legal system, to the Civil Code which is the cornerstone of private law in Japan and business related laws in acomprehensive manner. The author presents the current state of Japanese law in operation by referring to numerous cases and the latest discussions.Since the last edition in 1999, Japanese Law, in almost every area, has undergone substantial reform, all of which is reflected in the new text. In particular, the new edition contains the first comprehensive analysis of the new Company Law and the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law. This makesthis book an essential reference work for all who have an interest in Japanese law.

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This book presents the only English language, up-to-date, and comprehensive reference to Japanese law. It covers a wide range of topics, from the fundamentals of the Japanese legal system, to the Civil Code which is the cornerstone of private law in Japan and business related laws in acomprehensive manner. The author presents the curre...

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...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pagesPublished:October 8, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199642060

ISBN - 13:9780199642069

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Table of Contents

IntroductionI. The Basis of the System1. The History of Modern Japanese Law2. The Sources of Law3. The Administration of Justice4. The Legal Profession5. The Protection of Human RightsII. The Civil Code - The Cornerstone of Private Law6. General Rules and Institutions of Private Law7. Law of Obligations and Contracts8. Property Law9. Law of Torts10. Family Law and InheritanceIII. Business-Related Laws11. Corporate Law12. Insolvency Law13. Security Law (the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law)14. Anti-Monopoly Law15. Intellectual Property Law16. Labour LawIV. Other Laws17. Civil Procedure18. Criminal Law and Procedure19. International Relations

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"a classic for jurist and Western comparative lawyers" --Xavier Blanc-Jouvan, Revue Internationale de Droit Compare