The Japanese Legal System
Getting to Know Japan Webinar (via Zoom) -- 1000 (JST) 9 November 2021
This talk will explore the main differences between the legal systems, and legal cultures, of the United States and Japan. In particular, it will highlight American influence on Japanese law, as well as areas where the two systems diverge. Topics include the role of lawyers and judges, separation of powers, and the drafting and implementation of the constitution.
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Tim Webster is a law professor at Western New England University. Before teaching, he practiced international dispute resolution in Tokyo and New York, and clerked for a judge in Boston. His research focuses on the intersections of international law, and the domestic legal systems of East Asia, including the World War II reparations movement in China, Japan, and South Korea.
Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.
Registration: Required Link
Moderator: Michael Okamoto
Webinar Cost: Free of charge
Co-sponsors: Center for Global Partnership
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