Volume 61 (2018)
CONTENTS
     

ARTICLES

DEVELOPMENT OF THE LAW OF THE SEA IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE AND PROSPECT

Akio Morita
 
Introductory Note
1
Akio Morita
 
Interference with Ships on the High Seas: Historical Development Hidden in the "Right of Visit" Argument
4
Kentaro Wani
 
Development of the Law of the Sea and the Legal Status of International Strait in Time of International Armed Conflict
39
Shizuka Sakamaki
 
Measures Against Non-Innocent Passage of Warships and Other Government Ships Operated for Non-Commercial Purposes
81
Tomoaki Nishimura
 
Complications and Mutual Supportiveness Between the Law of the Sea and International Environmental Law: A Study on Climate Geoengineering
111
Dai Tamada
 
UNCLOS Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Contribution to the Integrity of UNCLOS
132

 

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF CONSUMER COLLECTIVE REDRESS

Dai Yokomizo
 
Introductory Note
167
Kazuhiko Yamamoto
 
Special Proceedings for the Collective Redress for Property Damage Incurred by Consumers — About So-Called "Japanese Class Action" —
168
Dai Yokomizo
 
Consumer Collective Redress and Japanese Conflict of Laws
189
Stefaan Voet
 
Europe's Collective Redress Conundrum
205
Catherine Piché & Geneviève Saumier
 
Consumer Collective Redress in Canada
231

 

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

Lauri Mälksoo
 
The Controversy over Human Rights, UN Covenants, and the Dissolution of the Soviet Union
260

 

Private Inteernational Law

Masato Dogauchi
 
The Aftermath of the Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Accident: How Japanese Lawyers Have Been Playing Their Roles with Regard to the Nuclear Damage?
284

BOOK REVIEWS

 

Globaruka to Kouhou/Shihou-kannkei no Saihen [Globalization and Reformation of Boundaries Between Public and Private Law], edited by Yuki Asano, Hiroki Harada, Takeshi Fujitani, and Dai Yokomizo. Tokyo: Koubundou, 2015

 
Yoshiko Naiki
328

Whaling in the Antarctic: Significance and Implications of the ICJ Judgment, edited by Malgosia Fitzmaurice and Dai Tamada. Leiden/Boston, Brill/Nijhoff, 2016.

 
Tetsuo Sato
333

Shotoku Kazei no Kokusaiteki Sokumen [International Aspects of Income Taxation], by Keigo Fuchi. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2016.

 
Yusuke Takahashi
340

Ippankokusaiho-chitsujyo no Henyou: Kokusaihouseido no Henkakatei to Kihanteki-seitouka [The Changing Structure of the General International Public Order: The Process of Change and Normative Legitimation of the International Law System] by Teruo Komori. Tokyo: Shinzansya, 2015.

 
Ryoshi Fukushima
343

Nijyu-isseiki no Kokusaiho to Kaiyouho no Kadai [The Challenges to International Law and the Law of the Sea in the 21st Century], edited by Yoshiro Matsui, Masashi Tomioka, Shigeki Sakamoto, Kimio Yakushiji, Takanobu Kiriyama, and Tomoaki Nishimura. Tokyo: Toshindo, 2016.

 
Makoto Seta
346

International Law in a Transcivilizational World, by Onuma Yasuaki. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.

 
Bruno Simma & Daniel Litwin
351

Kokusai-kihan toshite no Jinken-ho to Jindo-ho [Human Rights and Humanitarian Law as International Norms] by Azusa Shinohara. Tokyo: Toshindo, 2017.

 
Goro Toda
357

Adatci Mineitciro — Nihon no Gaikokan kara Sekai no Saibankan e [Mineitciro Adatci — From a Japanese Diplomat to a World Judge], edited by Masaharu Yanagihara and Hatsue Shinohara. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 2017.

 
Tomohiro Mikanagi
360

Kaijyo-soshi Kodo no Hoteki-syoso [Legal Aspects of Maritime Interception/Interdiction Operations: Policing Specific Prohibited Traffic on the High Seas Under International Law], Yasuyuki Yoshida. Osaka: Osaka University Press, 2016.

 
Kyo Arai
365

JUDICIAL DECISIONS IN JAPAN

 
I. Public International Law
Takamatsu High Court, Judgment, April 25, 2016 370
Hate Speech — The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination — Relevance of the Convention in Interpreting Domestic Laws
Nagoya High Court, Judgment, September 7, 2016 374
Eligibility for Refugee Status — Burden and Degree of Proof — Situation in Nepal — Article 1 of the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees — Handbook and Guidelines on Procedures and Criteria for Determining Refugee Status
Nagoya High Court, Judgment, November 30, 2016 381
Factors to be Taken into Consideration in Determination of Special Permission to Stay — Continuous De Facto Marriage and Family Life — Criminal Offence and Extenuating Circumstances
Naha District Court (Okinawa Branch), Judgment, February 9, 2017 386
State Immunity — Activities of Foreign Armed Forces Stationing in the Forum State with Its Consent — Tort Exception — Relationship Between the United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Customary Rules on State Immunity

 

II. Private Interantional Law

Supreme Court (3rd Petty Bench), Judgment, December 12, 2017 395
Challenge to Arbitral Award — Arbitrator Conflict of Interest — Disclosure of Conflict of Interest
Supreme Court (3rd Petty Bench), Judgment, 12 December 2017 399
Japanese Anti-Monopoly Act — Extraterritorial Application — Price-Fixing Cartel
Supreme Court (1st Petty Bench), Decision, December 21, 2017 402
International Child Abduction — Modification of the Order to Return
Tokyo High Court, Judgment, November 25, 2015 407
Enforcement of Judgment — Defamation — Reciprocity
Tokyo District Court, Judgment, January 17, 2017 412
International Adjudicatory Jurisdiction over Consumer Contracts — Rescindment of Contracts by Fraud — Overriding Mandatory Provision
Tokyo High Court, Judgment, October 25, 2017 416
Exclusive Jurisdiction Clauses Commercial Contracts — Public Policy — Civil Remedy — International Private Law — Limitation of Party Autonomy by Mandatory Rules — Abuse of Superior Bargaining Position — Article 24 of the Antimonopoly Act — Article 709 of the Civil Code
Shizuoka District Court, Judgment, December 2, 2015 512

CHRONOLOGY OF JAPANESE FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN 2017
419
   

CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF TREATIES AND OTHER INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS CONCLUDED BY JAPAN IN 2017
438

DOCUMENT
Japan’s Response to the Letter Issued by Prof. Joseph Cannataci, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, on 18th May 442

* 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 456
II. Activities of Related Academic Associations in Japan 461

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE JAPANESE YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
473
TABLE OF CASES (pdf) 476
TABLE OF TREATIES AND OTHER INSTRUMENTS (pdf) 479