Thursday, July 7, 2011

New Volume: Japanese Yearbook of International Law

The latest volume of the Japanese Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 53, 2010) is out. Contents include:
  • Articles
    • Nisuke Ando, The Khoka-ryo Case and International Law: A Critique of the Japanese Supreme Court Decision
  • International Economic Law and the Governance of Global Economy
    • Henrik Horn & Petros C. Mavroidis, Climate Change and the WTO: Legal Issues Concerning Border Tax Adjustments
    • Mark S. Manger, Common Standards in a Bilateral Regime: A Political Economy Perspective on International Investment Law
    • Junji Nakagawa, Reconstructing Global Monetary/Financial Governance: Beyond the Bretton Wood System
    • Daisaku Sugihara, Investment Chapter of the Japanese-Switzerland Free Trade Economic Partnership Agreement (JSFTEPA): A Comparative Study of the "Japan Model" in the Context of the Evolution of International Investment Agreements
  • International Law and Combating Piracy
    • Douglas Guilfoyle, Combating Piracy: Executive Measures on the High Seas
    • Masataka Okano, Is International Law Effective in the Fight Against Piracy? – Lessons from Somalia
  • State Immunity: U.N. Convention and New Act of Japan
    • Kimio Yakushiji, Legislation of the Act on Civil Jurisdiction over Foreign States, Acceptance of the U.N. Convention on Jurisdictional Immunity of States and Their Property, and Their Possible Effects upon the Jurisprudence of Japanese Domestic Courts on State Immunity
    • Chusei Yamada, UN Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property— How the Differences Were Overcome
    • Shusuke Kakiuchi, Foreign State Immunity Viewed from the Perspective of Japanese Procedural Law
    • Takehiro Nobumori, Recent Sovereign Immunity Legislation in Japan from a Perspective of Central Banks
  • “Transparancy of Japanese Laws” Project
    • Toshiyuki Kono, The “Transparency” Project, Its Achievements, and Some Cross-Cutting Issues
    • Kenichi Osugi, Recent Reform of Japan’s Corporate Law in an International Context: Who Have Participated in the Reforms, and How?
    • Takashi Kubota, Enhancing the Transparency of Japanese Financial Laws: The Case of Oversight of Credit Rating Agencies
    • Ryu Kojima, Contemporary Problems in Japanese Intellectual Property Law: Copyright Limitations and Exceptions, Indirect Copyright Infringement, and Selected Issues Related to Private International Law
    • Junichi Matsushita, Transparency of the Japanese Law Project: From the Viewpoint of International Civil Procedure Law
  • Public International Law
    • Onuma Yasuaki, Takano Yuichi: Personification of a Liberal Mind and Solid Scholarship
  • Private International Law
    • Hiroo Sono, Japan’s Accession to and Implementation of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)
    • Hajime Sakai, Enforcing the Obligation to Return a Child in Japan: With Insight into the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Cross-Border Child Abduction Cases