Book — 1 online resource (vi, 848 pages). Digital: data file.
Generalities / Wilhelm Röhl
Public law / Wilhelm Röhl
Civil code / Ronald Frank [and others]
Commercial and corporate law in Japan / Harald Baum, Eiji Takahashi
Intellectual property and anti-trust / Christopher Heath, Peter Ganea
Labour law / Hans Peter Marutschke
Social law / Wilhelm Röhl
Penal law / Karl-Friedrich Lenz
Procedural law / Lorenz Ködderitzsch [and others]
Legal education and legal profession / Wilhelm Röhl.
Annotation This handbook volume traces the development of Japan's feudal legal system into that of a modern type of a state, covering the period from the beginning of modernization in1886 to the end of the Pacific War, and, beyond that, the period of reorientation (1945-1950) and thereafter. Each author follows closely the development of a main branch of the legal system, describing the path of a legal institution progressing through a semi-feudalistic period, the introduction of western views, as well as the coexistence and mixture of essentially Japanese and European or American notions at the same time. A careful analysis of Japan's dealings with its legal system through a time of unprecedented change, and therefore a must for historians and jurists alike.