Volume 60 (2017)
CONTENTS
     

IN MEMORIAM

Professor Dr. Yasuo Ishimoto (1924-2015)

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ARTICLES

UNIFORM LAW TREATIES: THEIR RECEPTION, IMPLEMENTATION, SUCCESS AND FAILURE

Hiroo Sono
 
Introductory Note
4
Hiroo Sono
 
Going Forward with Uniform Private Law Treaties: A Study in Japan’s Behavioral Pattern
10
Tomotaka Fujita
 
When Does Japan Not Conclude Uniform Private Law Conventions?
59
Souichirou Kozuka
 
The Selective Reception of Uniform Law in Asia
86
Tetsuo Morishita
 
Successes and Failures of Harmonization of Commercial Laws
113

 

NEW JAPANESE LEGISLATION FOR PEACE AND SECURITY (2015) AND INTERNATIONAL LAW

Shunji Yanai
 
New Japanese Legislation for Peace and Security — Its Background and Salient Points —
136
Tadashi Mori
 
Collective Self-Defence in International Law and in the New Japanese Legislation for Peace and Security (2015)
158
Akira Mayama
 
The Constitutional Limitation on the Exercise of the Right of Collective Self-Defense: Minesweeping in Foreign Territorial Waters and Close-In Logistical Support for Belligerents
171
Masahiro Kurosaki
 
The Legal Frameworks of “Coming-To-Aid” Duty: The Pluralism of the Concept of Self-Defense and Its Multi-Layered Legal Grounds
194

 

HALF A CENTURY WITH THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANTS ON HUMAN RIGHTS: LONG-TERM IMPACTS ON THE WORLD, ASIA AND JAPAN: PART TWO

Naoko Maeda
 
Forty Years’ Practice of the UN Human Rights Committee for Implementation of the Covenant: A Universal Model for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights
212
Walter Kälin
 
Human Rights Treaties within the UPR Process: Opportunities and Limits of Inter-Governmental Monitoring of Human Rights
243
Kimio Yakushiji
 
Developments in the Acceptance and Implementation of Obligations Defined in Core UN Human Rights Conventions by East Asian and Southeast Asian Countries
261

 

UNILATERALISM AND MULTILATERALISM IN REGULATING CROSS-BORDER BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS: PART TWO

Yoshiaki Nomura
 
Fall of Extraterritoriality and Resurgence of Choice of Law in Global Securities Litigation
314


SPECIAL LECTURE

Judge Ronny Abraham
 
The Role of the ICJ in the Promotion of the Rule of Law
339


JAPANESE DIGEST OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

Shotaro Hamamoto
 
Territorial Status of the Northern Territories
350
SHIN Hae Bong
 
Legislative, Administrative and Judicial Measures in Japan Against Racial Hate Speech
379

CASES AND ISSUES IN JAPANESE PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW

Dai Yokomizo
 
Recognition of a Foreign Judgment on Children Born Through Surrogate Pregnancy
399

BOOK REVIEWS

 

Nihon no Kokusai Hou Jirei Kenkyu 6: Sengobaishou [Digest of Japanese Practice in International Law, Vol.6: Post War Reparations], edited by Kokusai Hou Jirei Kenkyu-kai [Study Group on Japanese Practice in International Law]. Kyoto: Minerva Shobo, 2016.

 
Takanobu Kiriyama
410

Kokusai Ihoukoui Sekinin no Kenkyuu: Kokkasekininron no Kihonmondai [A Study on Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts: Basic Problems in Theories of State Responsibility], by Hiroyuki Banzai. Tokyo: Seibundoh, 2015.

 
Takuhei Yamada
414

Kokusaisaiban no Shouko-hou-ron [Evidence before International Courts and Tribunals], by Kei Nakajima. Tokyo: Shinzansha, 2016.

 
Yoshiyuki Lee-Iwamoto
429

Gendai Kokusaiho Ronsyu: Kaihatsu, Bunka, Jindo [Essays on Modern International Law: Development, Culture, and Humanity], by Maki Nishiumi. Tokyo: Chuo University Press, 2016.

 
Kazuyori Ito
420

Kokusai Kazokuho Kenkyu [Study on International Family Law], by Yoshiaki Ohmura. Tokyo: Seibundo, 2015.

 
Yukiko Oda
424

Kokusai Kaikyo [International Straits], edited by Shigeki Sakamoto. Tokyo: Toshindo, 2015.

 
Atsuko Kanehara
427

Koukuki Fainansu ni okeru Tanpo Seido Toitsu no Bunseki: Kepu Taun Joyaku no Chosen [Analysis of the Unified Security System in Aircraft Financing: Challenges of the Cape Town Convention], by Ikumi Sato. Kyoto: Horitsubunkasya, 2016.

 
Naoe Fujisawa
433

Kokuren Anzen Hosho Rijikai to Kensho Dai 7 Sho — Shudan Anzen Hosho Seido no Sozoteki Tenkai to Sono Kadai [The Security Council of the United Nations and Chapter VII of the UN Charter: The Evolving Development of the Collective Security and the Challenges to It], by Tetsuo Sato. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2015.

 
Akira Kato
436

Internationales Gesellschaftsrecht in Japan: Im Vergleich mit dem Internationalen Gesellschaftsrecht in der EU und in Deutschland [International Corporate Law in Japan: In Comparison to International Corporate Law in the EU and in Germany], by Eva Schwittek. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015.

 
Meiko Dillmann
439

Kaiyo Gabanansu no Kokusaiho [International Law for the Ocean Governance], by Makoto Seta. Tokyo: Sanseido, 2016.

 
Yurika Ishii
443

Buryokufunso niokeru Kokusaijindoho to Kokusaijinkenho no Kosaku [The Interaction between International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law in Armed Conflict], by Yoko Takashima. Tokyo: Sensyu University Press, 2015.

 
Kentaro Wani
446

Kokusaishiho no Shinka to Hatten [Deepening and Development of Private International Law], by Koresuke Yamauchi. Tokyo: Shinzansha, 2016.

 
Ren Yatsunami
449

Kokusaikankei Shiho no Chosen=Meilensteine im Internationalen Privat- und Wirtschaftrecht: Festgabe für Bernhard Großfeld und Otto Sandrock [Challenges of Private International Law: In Honour of Bernhard Großfeld and Otto Sandrock and in Memory of 25 Years of Interrelationship Between Chuo University and University of Münster], edited by Koresuke Yamauchi and Werner F. Ebke. Tokyo: Chuo University Press, 2014.

 
Keisuke Takeshita
452

JUDICIAL DECISIONS IN JAPAN

 
I. Public International Law
Tokyo High Court, Judgment, July 1, 2015 457
Gender Identity Disorder — Equality — Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights — Applicability Between Private Persons
Osaka High Court, Judgment, November 27, 2015 461
Deportation Under the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act — Validity of the Designation of the Destination of Deportation Distinct from Validity of the Written Deportation Order Itself — Elements to be Considered in Exercising Discretion in Designating the Deportation Destination — Risk of Death Penalty for reviously Sentenced and Served Crimes
Tokyo District Court, Judgment, February 17, 2016 469
Eligibility for Refugee Status — Meaning of Persecution Under the ICRRA — Author of Persecution — Burden and Degree of Proof — Credibility and Reasonableness of Statement Made by Applicant — Discretion in Issuing a Special Permission to Stay — International Customary Law on Freedom of Immigration Control
Tokyo District Court, Judgment, March 17, 2016 478
Article 4(1) of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture — Direct Applicability — Subjective and Objective Criteria

 

II. Private Interantional Law

Supreme Court (1st Petty Bench), Judgment, March 10, 2016 488
International Adjudicatory Jurisdiction over a Tort Claim — Special Circumstances — Defamation — Lis Pendens
Supreme Court (1st Petty Bench), Decision, June 2, 2016 490
Locus Standi — Civil Procedure Law — Party Authorized Charge of Litigation — Principle of Representation in Court by Attorney-at-law — Prohibition of Creating Trusts for Litigation
Tokyo High Court, Judgment, November 17, 2014 495
International Adjudicatory Jurisdiction — Exclusive Choice of Court Agreement — Consumer Contracts — Redemption on Maturity — Alternative Claim for Damages Based on Tort — Article 3.4(1) of the Code of Civil Procedure — Public Policy
Intellectual Property High Court, Decision, March 25, 2015 499
Governing Law of Tort Claim — Defamation — International Adjudicatory Jurisdiction for Tort Claim — International Adjudicatory Jurisdiction Based on a Close Connection with an Anchor Claim
Tokyo District Court, Judgment, March 24, 2014 506
International Adjudicatory Jurisdiction — Action to Oppose Enforcement of Arbitral Awards — Setoff
Tokyo District Court, Judgment, April 28, 2015 509
International Adjudicatory Jurisdiction over a Tort Claim — Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights — Place of a Tort
Shizuoka District Court, Judgment, December 2, 2015 512
Applicable Law to Parental Authority — Parental Authority Under the Japanese Civil Code — Handing over a Child — Habitual Residence
Fukuoka District Court (Kokura Branch), Decision, December 4, 2015 517
Applicable Law to Maritime Lien — Applicable Law to Contractual Obligation — Characteristic Performance — Vessel Auction
Kobe District Court, Decision, January 21, 2016 520
Applicable Law to Maritime Lien — Applicable Law to Contractual Obligation — Characteristic Performance — Vessel Auction
Tokyo District Court, Interlocutory Judgment, February 15, 2016 523
International Adjudicatory Jurisdiction over a Tort Claim — Validity of Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause — Anti-trust (Competition) Law
Tokyo District Court, Decision, September 26, 2016 526
Governing Law of Labor Contract — Application of Mandatory Provisions of the Law of the Most Closely Connected Place to a Labor Contract — The Place Where the Work Should be Provided

CHRONOLOGY OF JAPANESE FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN 2016
534
   

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS CONCLUDED BY JAPAN IN 2016
551

* 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 554
II. Activities of Related Academic Associations in Japan 560

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE JAPANESE YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
574
TABLE OF CASES (pdf) 577
TABLE OF TREATIES AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS (pdf) 579