Description : This bibliography, first published in 1988, consists of annotated entries of monographs and journal articles published in English that discuss socio-economic aspects of Japanese society as well as the general and economic dynamics of United States-Japan trade relations. Emphasis is on the Japanese perspective.
Description : This volume explores major developments in Japanese law over the latter half of the twentieth century and looks ahead to the future. Modeled on the classic work Law in Japan: The Legal Order in a Changing Society (1963), edited by Arthur Taylor von Mehren, it features the work of thirty-five leading legal experts on most of the major fields of Japanese law, with special attention to the increasingly important areas of environmental law, health law, intellectual property, and insolvency. The contributors adopt a variety of theoretical approaches, including legal, economic, historical, and socio-legal. As Law and Japan: A Turning Point is the only volume to take inventory of the key areas of Japanese law and their development since the 1960s, it will be an important reference tool and starting point for research on the Japanese legal system. Topics addressed include the legal system (with chapters on legal history, the legal profession, the judiciary, the legislative and political process, and legal education); the individual and the state (with chapters on constitutional law, administrative law, criminal justice, environmental law, and health law); and the economy (with chapters on corporate law, contracts, labor and employment law, antimonopoly law, intellectual property, taxation, and insolvency). Japanese law is in the midst of a watershed period. This book captures the major trends by presenting views on important changes in the field and identifying catalysts for change in the twenty-first century.
Description : Antitrust in Germany and Japan presents an innovative, comparative analysis of the development and enforcement of two antitrust regimes, illustrating how each was shaped by American occupation strategies and policies following World War II. First imposed in 1947, the antitrust controls in Germany and Japan were the world�s first outside the United States. Those enacted in Japan continue in force, whereas in Germany, following a decade of debate, the occupation legislation was superseded in 1975 by the Law Against Restraints of Competition. This study explores the ironies and errors that led to the enactment of the German and Japanese statutes and emphasizes the unexpected degree of convergence that has occurred during the past fifty years through amendment and practice. It compares in detail the institutional structure and processes for the enforcement of antitrust controls as well as the system of remedies and sanctions available under each statute. It notes the debates in Germany and Japan over the effectiveness of statutes, particularly the still timely debate in 1970s Germany over a proposal for criminal sanctions. Antitrust in Germany and Japan reveals many unexpected and controversial similarities between the two antitrust regimes and demonstrates the extent to which American policy toward Germany determined American policy in Japan not only during presurrender planning but also throughout the occupation. It also challenges the prevailing view of the relative strength of antitrust controls in Germany relative to the weakness of antitrust in Japan. This book will be of interest to corporate lawyers as well as to legal historians and scholars of political economy.
Description : The massive and complex process of change in East Asia over recent decades has brought about a transformation in the nature of law and legal institutions in the region. Whilst the process of change has to some degree mimicked western models of law and legal change, there have been significant differences in approach due to the different social foundations of East Asian societies. The more obvious of these has been the variety of ways in which rule of law ideas have been adopted in many East Asian countries where the role of the state is more dominant when compared with Western models. This volume brings together a selection of the most important writings on East Asia of researchers in recent years, and shows the broad range of questions which researchers have been addressing about the effect of law reform and legal change in societies dominated by traditional values and political forces, and at a time of massive economic change.
Description : Elliott Hahn provides Western business leaders and their attorneys with an understanding of the complexities of the Japanese business and legal systems. It presents an overview of Japanese business law, a detailed analysis of the specific role of attorneys in Japan, and enlightenment on the Japanese legal interpretation of important issues such as anti-trust, contract, and patent and trademark laws. Hahn provides practical guidance for the Westerner on how to negotiate and act within the Japanese legal system and the specifics of Japanese business, licensing, and contract law. Finally, he gives the reader insights into many of the nuances underlying the beliefs, customs, modes of behavior, and values of the Japanese people. Tables, charts, and graphs complete this valuable information source.
Description : Asia has witnessed an extraordinary growth in the use of international arbitration in the past two decades. Arbitration in Asia is an ideal reference to guide practitioners and business people in the proper selection of a suitable arbitral seat or jurisdiction in Asia. The book includes substantive chapters reflecting detailed commentary and analysis on 18 Asian jurisdictions from the area's leading arbitration practitioners and experts. The materials in this looseleaf volume provide a practical reference guide and resource tool for the law and practice of international commercial arbitration in Asia.
Description : Securities Practice and Electronic Technology provides complete, practical, hands-on guidance to the legal and regulatory developments spurred by the online revolution. You'll get coverage of the impact on all major securities laws and regulations, plus step-by-step advice on electronic delivery of information to investors, establishing corporate and broker-dealer Web sites, the use of electronic advertising and sales literature, and many other issues. Securities Practice and Electronic Technology provides unique advice and perspective on how to use the Internet, extranets and other new media when dealing with clients. Other topics include: corporate disclosure and capital formation; electronic offering circulars; electronic roadshows; exempt offerings; shareholder communications; creating, developing and maintaining a corporate Web site; informed consent; overseas investing; security and encryption; alternative trading systems; intellectual property issues; electronic storage requirements under E-Sign; and uniform electronic communications policy.