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 : 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
Description : An enclyclopedic view of doing business with Japan. Contains the how-to, where-to and who-with information needed to operate internationally.
Description : The Japanese Legal System by Professors Colin P.A. Jones and Frank S. Ravitch provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview of Japan's system of law and government available in English. Focusing on practical aspects of the subject, it covers the law-making process, constitutional theory and reality, the civil, criminal and administrative justice systems, the environment of business law and regulation and the Japanese legal professions. Importantly, it also provides a context for understanding the Japanese legal system in readily comprehensible terms, including historical background and the different (compared to the United States and other common law systems) role and organization of the courts as part of an overall system of government.
Description : Today, no business is purely domestic. Even the smallest local firms are affected by global competition and world events. INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW AND ITS ENVIRONMENT, 10E provides complete, inviting coverage of the legal implications and ramifications of doing business internationally. Readers examine the cultural, political, economic, and ethical issues that today’s global business managers face. With a focus on trade, the licensing of intellectual property, and foreign direct investment, this edition examines the three major forms of doing business in a foreign country. Real examples, precedent-setting cases, managerial implications, and ethical considerations further emphasize key principles. From the legal relationship between parties in an international business transaction to managing risk to the special challenges of conducting business in emerging economies, readers review the most common practices and critical issues in global business law. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : Since the 'lost decade' of the nineties, the progress of Japanese administrative and economic reform has been intense. Although some early critics characterized the reforms as 'window dressing,' it is becoming clearer that systemic reform has taken hold and the new Japanese economy is picking up. This deeply knowledgeable book provides a penetrating analysis and expert evaluation of matters of crucial concern to business lawyers including corporate governance, contract law, business liabilities, intellectual property, media, employment, taxation, investment, the legal profession, the judiciary, and much more as they are developing and intersecting in Japan today. In the course of the detailed presentation, the contributors touch on such details of interest to those doing business in Japan as the following: status of foreign lawyers; mergers and acquisitions and leveraged buyouts; grounds for terminating contracts; real estate transactions; antimonopoly law and licensing guidelines; IT and e-commerce law; managing, disciplining, and terminating employees; occupational safety and health; labor union law; corporation income taxation; government programs offering low cost finance; consumer protection laws; and litigation and alternative dispute resolution. One of the most valuable benefits of the contributors' approach is the keen insight offered into the tatemae (outward appearance) well known to frustrate and mislead foreigners in almost any dealings with the Japanese.