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Japanese Law

Hiroshi Oda


This book analyses the current state of Japanese law after a series of reforms since 1990. In that year, the US–Japan Structural Impediments Initiatives Talk necessitating fundamental changes to the conventional system in Japan was completed. At the same time, the ‘bubble economy’ came to an end and Japan embarked on a long path to economic recovery. As a result, the Japanese legal system has undergone significant changes. Depending on the area of law, not all the reforms were successful, but it is beyond doubt that major changes took place across the board. The core of the book is commercial ... More

Keywords: Japanese law, Japan, corporate law, securities law, contract law, competition law, corporate governance, dispute settlement, case law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198869474
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198869474.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hiroshi Oda, author
Sir Ernest Satow Professor of Japanese Law, University College London