Tuesday, May 5, 2009

New Volume: Japanese Yearbook of International Law

The latest volume of the Japanese Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 51, 2008) is out. (The Japanese Yearbook is a continuation of the Japanese Annual of International Law.) Contents include:
  • Shigeru Oda, On Launching the Japanese Yearbook of International Law
  • Hisashi Owada, Reconceptualization of the International Rule of Law in a Globalizing World
  • The Law of the Sea: Enduring Principles and Contemporary Challenges
    • Atsuko Kanehara, Challenging the Fundamental Principle of the Freedom of the High Seas and the Flag State Principle Expressed by Recent Non-flag State Measures on the High Seas
    • Moritaka Hayashi, International Measures to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing and Japan
    • Akio Morita, Piracy Jure Gentium Revisited - For Japan’s Future Contribution
    • Shigeki Sakamoto, Japan-China Dispute Over Maritime Boundary Delimitation - From a Japanese Perspective
    • Haiwen Zhang, Legal Issues Concerning the East China Sea Delimitation - A Chinese Perspective on the Sino-Japanese the East China Sea Dispute
    • Rüdiger Wolfrum, The Settlement of Disputes Before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea - A Progressive Development of International Law or Relying on Traditional Mechanisms?
    • Naoya Okuwaki, The Basic Act on Ocean Policy and Japan’s Agendas for Legislative Improvement
  • Divergence and Unification of Choice of Law Rules From a Global Perspective
    • Toshiyuki Kono, Comparative Analysis of Recent Developments in Private International Law in Japan and Europe from a Japanese Perspective
    • Peter Mankowski, The New Japanese Private International Law Act from a European Perspective
    • Ronald A. Brand & Tabitha Fish, An American Perspective on the New Japanese Act on General Rules for Application of Laws
    • Huang Renting, A Comparative Law Analysis on Some Recent Developments in the Conflict of Law Rules of Contract in Japan and China
    • Moonsook Kim, On the Korean Private International Law
    • Yoshiaki Nomura, Harmonization and Diversification of Contract Conflicts
  • Accession of Japan to the International Criminal Court
    • Kyo Arai, Akira Mayama, & Osamu Yoshida, Japan’s Accession to the ICC Statute and the ICC Cooperation Law
    • Kanako Takayama, Participation in the ICC and the National Criminal Law of Japan
    • Yasushi Masaki, Japan’s Entry to the International Criminal Court and the Legal Challenges It Faced
  • Special Lecture
    • Shigeru Oda, International Court of Justice: Its Myth and Reality