Japanese Law (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780198869474

Hiroshi Oda
576 ページ
156 x 234 mm



  • Contains the latest updates of Japanese commercial law and business-related laws
  • Extensively examines case law, a significant part of Japanese law
  • Demystifies Japanese law and gives insight into the way law functions in Japan

This book offers an up-to-date and comprehensive reference to Japanese law with a primary focus on private law, including commercial and business-related laws such as corporate law, contract law, and competition law. It also covers a wide range of related topics, such as the protection of human rights, systems of dispute settlement, and criminal law and procedure.
Fully updated and revised, this fourth edition expands on the major reforms and substantial changes Japanese law has gone through since the 1990s and analyses the successes and failures of implemented changes in light of developments since the third edition (2009), by referring to new amendments, judgements, and Supreme Court cases. Providing clear guidance and detailed analysis to help demystify Japanese law, this book is an essential reference work for all who have an interest in Japanese law.


I. The Basis of the System
1:The History of Modern Japanese Law
2:The Sources of Law
3:The Administration of Justice
4:The Legal Profession
5:The Protection of Fundamental Human Rights
II. The Civil Code - The Cornerstone of Private Law
6:General Rules and Institutions of Private Law
7:Law of Obligations and Contracts
8:Property Law
9:Law of Torts
10:Family Law and Inheritance
III. Business-Related Laws
11:Corporate Law
12:Insolvency Law
13:The Financial Instruments and Exchange Law
14:Anti-Monopoly Law
15:Intellectual Property Law
16:Labour Law
IV. Other Laws
17:Civil Procedure
18:Criminal Law and Procedure
19:International Relations


Hiroshi Oda, Sir Ernest Satow Professor of Japanese Law, University College London
Hiroshi Oda (LL.B and LL.D Tokyo) held the chair of Russian law at the Law Faculty of the University of Tokyo until 1990 when he moved to University College London to take up the Sir Ernest Satow Chair of Japanese Law. He has held various visiting professorships in Europe and the US, including Cornell Law School and College d'Europe (Brugge). He is an associate of the International Academy of Comparative Law. Professor Oda is a qualified attorney (Japan) and solicitor (England and Wales). His practice area covers foreign investment law and arbitration. He was the Japanese representative to the ICC Court of Arbitration (2004-2016) and is currently a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).