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Flashback: Summer School “Japanese Law in the XXI Century” 10-14 September 2018

Flashback: Summer School “Japanese Law in the XXI Century” 10-14 September 2018

From 10 to 14 September 2018, the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Torino hosted the Summer School “Japanese Law in the XXI Century” (SSJL). The program saw leading experts in Japanese and comparative law, coming from European and Japanese institutions, giving lectures and participating in roundtables on Japanese law from the perspective of comparative law. The SSJL offered its 35 participants, mostly undergraduate or graduate students from programs in law or in Japanese studies, an unique opportunity to deepen their knowledge…

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[EN] Reconsidering the Theories about the Japanese Legal Consciousness

[EN] Reconsidering the Theories about the Japanese Legal Consciousness

I am very excited to present here my latest (working) paper: “Nihonjin no Hōishikiron no Saikō” [日本人の法意識論の再考 – Reconsidering the Theories about the Japanese Legal Consciousness]. It builds on the theoretical foundations laid by Prof. Orin S. Kerr in his canonical “A Theory of Law” and on the related scholarship, extending those groundbreaking advances in legal science to the long-debated dilemma of the Japanese legal consciousness. I find it quite difficult to summarize it, therefore I warmly recommend those interested not…

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[EN] Japanese Comparative Law and Foreign Influences: A Preliminary Analysis

[EN] Japanese Comparative Law and Foreign Influences: A Preliminary Analysis

My paper on the foreign influences on Japanese comparative law has been published. This is the abstract: This paper presents a preliminary quantitative survey of Japanese comparative law books and textbooks and evaluates the patterns and the extent of foreign influence on them. The results of the inquiry were in accordance with the expectations. In the course of the analysis various methodological problems surfaced, such as the exiguous number of sources and the difficulty of finding formal criteria to analyse…

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