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Judging

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/9780801449475.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter illustrates what it means to be a member of the Japanese judiciary using a fictional character known as Judge Tanaka. Tanaka, an invention of the author, is based on a combination of ... More


Private 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/9780801449475.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the assumptions of the Japanese judiciary regarding consensual sex, assumptions the Japanese judiciary reveal as they carefully investigate very personal, private matters. It ... 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


Divorce

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/9780801449475.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines judicial views concerning divorce in Japan. In immediate postwar Japan, less than one out of ten marriages ended in divorce. But in the 2000s, four out of ten Japanese marriages ... More


Lovesick Japan: Sex * Marriage * Romance * Law

Mark D. West

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449475
eISBN:
9780801461026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449475.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores an official vision of love, sex, and marriage in contemporary Japan. A comprehensive body of evidence describes a society characterized by a presupposed absence of physical and ... 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


Introduction

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/9780801449475.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book explores a particular vision of love, sex, and marriage in Japan based on 2,700 publicly available court opinions. ... More


Drinker’s Paradise?

Mark D. West

in Drunk Japan: Law and Alcohol in Japanese Society

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190070847
eISBN:
9780190070878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070847.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Comparative Law

This chapter offers an overview of the book and introduces the book’s methodology through a 1956 case of attempted murder in which the defendant was found not guilty because he was intoxicated. The ... More


Conclusion

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/9780801449475.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes key findings about Japanese judges' views about love, sex, and marriage, highlighting the lack of separation of love from law. It argues that judicial opinions are ... More


Administrative Disputes: Taxpayers against the Government

in Measuring Judicial Independence: The Political Economy of Judging in Japan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226703886
eISBN:
9780226703879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703879.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

Consistently, the Japanese government wins in court. Crucially, it does not win by manipulating the career judiciary to produce biased courts. Japanese judges do not enjoy better careers if they ... More


Introduction: 1968

in Measuring Judicial Independence: The Political Economy of Judging in Japan

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226703886
eISBN:
9780226703879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226703879.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This book asks whether Japanese judges face career incentives with a political bias. The radical left has been wrong about many things, but they were right about the courts. Japanese judges do need ... More


Drunk Japan: Law and Alcohol in Japanese Society

Mark D. West

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190070847
eISBN:
9780190070878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070847.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Comparative Law

What does it mean to be drunk in Japan? This book provides a rich description of Japanese alcohol consumption, drinking culture, and intoxication distilled from a unique data set: thousands of ... More


Conclusion: One for the Road

Mark D. West

in Drunk Japan: Law and Alcohol in Japanese Society

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190070847
eISBN:
9780190070878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190070847.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology, Comparative Law

The conclusion begins with a final case, in which an intoxicated salaryman is run over by a train, as an example of the degree to which cases have both common themes and individual-specific ... More


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