• Japan's Legal System

    Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- 1900 (JST) 17 November 2022

    Mr. Nobuhisa Ishizuka, an expert on the Japanese legal system, will provide an introductory overview of the differences between the legal systems and cultures of the United States and Japan. In particular, Mr. Ishizuka will highlight American influence on Japanese law, as well as areas where the two systems diverge, including in the role of lawyers and judges, separation of powers, and criminal law.


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    This event is a part of YCAPS' "Getting to Know Japan Series" co-sponsored by The United States-Japan Foundation (USJF).


    Mr. Nobuhisa Ishizuka is Executive Director of the Center for Japanese Legal Studies at Columbia Law School. He oversees the Center's programming and strategy and promotes scholarly exchanges between faculty and practitioners in the field. Prior to joining the Center he was a Partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, where he advised on corporate and financial matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance. Several of his transactions have been cited by leading financial and business law publications for their innovation or as “Deals of the Year”. Mr. Ishizuka has been recognized as a leading individual in Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global, and as a leading lawyer in IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, Asia Pacific Legal 500 and Best Lawyers in Japan. He has published in Columbia Law Review, Commercial Law Review, and other legal publications. Mr. Ishizuka has a B.A. from Columbia College and a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law, where he was a Senior Editor of the Columbia Law Review. He was a graduate research student at the University of Tokyo, where he currently teaches mergers and acquisitions. He is a member of the Board of Visitors at Columbia Law School, the Board of Visitors of Columbia College, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Japanese American Association of New York.


    Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.

    Registration: Required Link
    Moderators: Lucy Amaral

    Webinar Cost: Free of charge

    Co-sponsors: United States-Japan Foundation, International Security Industry Council Japan (ISIC)

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