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Japanese Law

Hiroshi Oda


This text contains the latest edition of this book. It covers the basis of the Japanese legal system, the civil code, business related laws, and other laws including criminal law and procedure, and foreign relations law. Since the last edition, Japanese law has undergone major reform all of which is reflected in the new text. In particular, the new edition covers the new company law and the Financial Products Trading Law, both of which have been completely overhauled. After the ‘lost decade’ following the collapse of the ‘bubble economy’ in 1990, Japan has gone through a major reform — deregul ... More

Keywords: Japanese legal system, civil code, Financial Products Trading Law, bubble economy, deregulation, Justice System Reform, Commercial Code

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199232185
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232185.001.1


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hiroshi Oda, author
Sir Ernest Satow Professor of Japanese Law at University College London and a Professor of Law at the College d'Europe, Brugge.