Volume 64 (2021)
CONTENTS
     

ARTICLES

GLOBAL CONSTITUTIONALISM AND INTERNATIONAL LAW FROM JAPANESE PERSPECTIVE

Takao Suami 
 
Introductory Note
1
Takao Suami
 
Global Constitutionalism and International Law Scholarship in Japan
Keisuke Kondo
 
Global Constitutionalism and Legal Philosophy: Or, a Proposal for the Theory of the Four Constitutionalist Elements
54
Tsuyoshi Kawase
 
Trade, Security, and Constitutionalism at Crossroads: Achieving the Right Balance Between the Regulatory Power of WTO and National Sovereignty
76

 

CROSS-BORDER ASPECTS OF CONDUCTING BUSINESS ACTIVITIES THROUGH DIGITAL PLATFORMS

Dai Yokomizo
 
Introductory Note
117
Shuya Hayashi
 
Digital Platforms and Competition Law: A Discussion in Japan
118
Hiroki Harada
 
Legitimacy and Effectiveness of Regulation of Platformers
158
Keigo Fuchi
 
Digital Platforms and Their Role in the Collection of VAT/GST and RST
173
Dai Yokomizo
 
Digital Platforms and Conflict of Laws
202

JAPANESE DIGEST OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

 
Atsuko Kanehara
 
COVID-19 and the Law of the Sea: Japan’s Port State Jurisdiction in Relation to the Diamond Princess
233

BOOK REVIEWS

 

Kokusai Boeki Funso Shori no Hoteki Kadai [The Legal Issues of International Trade Dispute Settlement], edited by Yoshinori Abe and Takemasa Sekine. Tokyo: Shinzansha, 2019. Pp. xxi, 407.

 
Tomohiko Kobayashi
246

Seisaku-jitsugen-katei no Gurobaruka [The Globalized Policy Cycle], edited by Yuki Asano, Hiroki Harada, Takeshi Fujitani, and Dai Yokomizo. Tokyo: Koubundo, 2019. Pp. xi, 385.

 
Ren Yatsunami
250

Zainichi no Sozokuho: Sono Riron to Jitsumu [Succession Law for the Korean in Japan: Theories and Practice], written by CHO Kyong-jeo, Nihonkajoshuppan, 2019. Pp. xxii, 672.

 
KIM Moonsook
255

Nanminmondai to Kokusaihoseido no Doutai [Refugees and the Dynamics of International Law], by Mari Kawamura. Tokyo: Shinzansha, 2019. Pp. xv, 269.

 
Naoko Hashimoto
257

Kokusai Kazoku Ho ni okeru Tojisha Jichi [Party Autonomy in International Family Law], by Miku Koike. Tokyo: Shinzansha, 2019. Pp. ix, 238.

 
Yuriko Haga
261

Gyogyo Shigenkanri no Ho to Seisaku [Laws and Policies for Fishery Resource Management], edited by Mari Koyano. Tokyo: Shinzansha, 2019. Pp. xviii, 187.

 
Nobuyuki Yagi
264

Kokusaiho to Kempochitsujo: Kokusaikihan no Jisshikengen [International Law and Constitutional Legal Systems: The Competence to Implement International Norms], by MATSUDA Hiromichi. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 2020. Pp. v, 237.

 
YAMADA Satoshi
267

Kokusai Keiji Tetsuzuki Ho no Taikei: Puremisu Riron to Ichiji Fusairi [The System of International Criminal Procedural Law: The Premise Theory and the Principle of Ne Bis In Idem], by OCHI Megumi. Tokyo: Shinzansha, 2020. Pp. xvii, 491.

 
Yasushi Higashizawa
270

Jissho no Kokusai Hogaku no Keisho: Ando Nisuke Sensei Tsuito [Inheritance of the Positivist Researches of International Law: in Memory of Professor Nisuke Ando], edited by Kentaro Serita, Shigeki Sakamoto, Kimio Yakushiji, Masahiko Asada and Hironobu Sakai. Tokyo: Shinzansha, 2019. Pp. xxv, 1033.

 
Junichi Eto and Shuichi Furuya
276

Kokusai-ho no Furonteia: Miyazaki-sensei Tsuito Ronbunshu [International Law: Essays in Memory of Professor Shigeki Miyazaki], edited by Satoru Taira, Toru Umeda, and Taro Hamada. Tokyo: Nippon Hyoronsha, 2019. Pp. viii, 639.

 
Jun Matsukuma
283

Kokusai Shiho ni okeru Shiteki Jichi [Private Autonomy in Private International Law] by Ruijing XU. Tokyo: Bunshindo, 2019. Pp. vii, 250.

 
Hisashi Onogi
289

JUDICIAL DECISIONS IN JAPAN

 
I. Public International Law
Osaka High Court, Judgment, February 4, 2020 294
Forced Labor During the Second World War — Right to Claim Compensation — the Renunciation Clause in the Joint Communiqué Between Japan and the People’s Republic of China (1972)
Tokyo District Court, Judgment, November 14, 2019 302
Requirement of the Same Surname for Married Couples Under Article 750 of the Civil Code — Constitutionality — Articles 2(1), 2(3)(b), 3, 17, and 23 of the ICCPR — Articles 2(f) and 16(1)(b)(g) of the CEDAW — Direct Applicability

 

II. Private Interantional Law

Supreme Court (1st Petty Bench), Decision, April 16, 2020 308
International Child Abduction — Modification of Conciliation Agreementy
Supreme Court (3rd Petty Bench), Judgment, July 7, 2020 311
Determination of Governing Law — Nationality of Child Born out of Wedlock
Tokyo High Court, Judgment, September 25, 2019 314
Applicable Law — Tort — Alienation of Affection — Places Where the Results of the Wrongful Acts Occurred
Tokyo High Court, Judgment, July 22, 2020 318
Choice of Court Agreements — Exclusive Jurisdiction – Public Policy

CHRONOLOGY OF JAPANESE FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN 2020
323
   

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS CONCLUDED BY JAPAN IN 2020
337

DOCUMENTS
1. Regarding the Confirmation of the Judgment of the Seoul Central District Court of the Republic of Korea in the Lawsuit Filed by Former Comfort Women and Others (Statement by Foreign Minister MOTEGI Toshimitsu) 339
2. Basic Position of the Government of Japan on International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations 342

* Selected Treaties and Documents Concluded and Signed by Japan is available on-line (click here).
   

ACTIVITIES

I. Activities of the International Law Association of Japan 352
II. Activities of Related Academic Associations in Japan 365

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE JAPANESE YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
368