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The Status of International Law in Japan

YUJI IWASAWA

in International Law, Human Rights, and Japanese Law: The Impact of International Law on Japanese Law

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259121
eISBN:
9780191681905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259121.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the status and rank of international law in the Japanese legal order and confirms that treaties and customary international law have the force of law and enable litigants to ... More


Love

Mark D. West

in Lovesick Japan: Sex * Marriage * Romance * Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449475
eISBN:
9780801461026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449475.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the dark side of love in three kinds of Japanese court cases: suicide, murder, and stalking. Characters in these ominous-sounding tales should not be expected to live happily ... More


Concluding Chapter

YUJI IWASAWA

in International Law, Human Rights, and Japanese Law: The Impact of International Law on Japanese Law

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259121
eISBN:
9780191681905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259121.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the final observations made about the impact of international law on Japanese law. Conclusions are drawn with respect to the impact of international law on Japanese law and the ... More


Coupling

Mark D. West

in Lovesick Japan: Sex * Marriage * Romance * Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449475
eISBN:
9780801461026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449475.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter first examines how partnerships are made in Japan. The methods for choosing companions are often awkward and dangerous, and, at least in the vision set forth by courts, many people ... More


Commodified Sex

Mark D. West

in Lovesick Japan: Sex * Marriage * Romance * Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449475
eISBN:
9780801461026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449475.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores three areas in which Japanese courts rule and comment on commodified sex. The first two are commercial: prostitution and other kinds of sex-for-money transactions, and ... More


International Law, Human Rights, and Japanese Law: The Impact of International Law on Japanese Law

Yuji Iwasawa

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259121
eISBN:
9780191681905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259121.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The impact international law has had on Japanese law has been substantial, especially in the field of human rights. The author of this volume, one of Japan's leading international lawyers, examines ... More


Japan

Toshiya Ueki

in The Privileges and Immunities of International Organizations in Domestic Courts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199679409
eISBN:
9780191758478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679409.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines Japanese case-law on the legal personality, privileges, and immunities of international organizations. The scarcity of domestic judgments on these issues by the Japanese courts ... More


Gingerly Walking on the VCLT Frontier?: Reflections from a Survey on the Interpretive Approach of the Japanese Courts to Treaties

Yukiko Takashiba

in The Interpretation of International Law by Domestic Courts: Uniformity, Diversity, Convergence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198738923
eISBN:
9780191802126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738923.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter looks into the practice of the Japanese courts not having grappled with the interpretive methodology specific to international law and its sparse and sporadic use of the VCLT rules. The ... More


Introduction: The Moon of Exile

Jonathan Stockdale

in Imagining Exile in Heian Japan: Banishment in Law, Literature, and Cult

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839833
eISBN:
9780824868659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839833.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter introduces the cultural history of exile during the Nara and Heian periods in Japan. The chapter also provides a theoretical framework for the study of exile in Japanese court society. ... More


The Art of Censorship in Postwar Japan

Kirsten Cather

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835873
eISBN:
9780824871604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835873.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In 2002 a manga (comic book) was for the first time successfully charged with the crime of obscenity in the Japanese courts. This book traces how this case represents the most recent in a long line ... More


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