Responses to the Coronavirus in Japanese and German law

Responses to the Coronavirus in Japanese and German law

A virtual conference in times of the pandemic

  • Start: Aug 19, 2020 08:00
  • End: Aug 20, 2020 12:00

19 and 20 August 2020
8 a.m. to 12 p.m. German time and 3 to 7 p.m. Japanese time
via zoom

On 16 January 2020 the first coronavirus infection was confirmed in Japan; in Germany this occurred on 27 January 2020. The two countries have responded to the pandemic with different measures, and in international comparison these measures appear to have (thus far) been relatively successful. The pandemic and the consequently adopted measures carry direct and indirect effects for many aspects of life and therefore also for many legal areas. The current situation thus presents a unique point of departure for an up-to-date comparative inquiry.

In the context of the conference – to be held virtually in Germany, Japan and beyond – three affected legal areas of private law are to be highlighted and examined: the law of obligations, labour law, and procedural law. A further panel will be dedicated to the public law framework within which private law transactions are occurring in this time of pandemic.

The papers – except for one paper in English – will be given in German

Registration

The conference will be conducted as a video conference using Zoom. You will receive the access link after registering.

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Please register for this virtual conference no later than 17 August 2020 by email at

Programme

Moderation:
Prof. Dr. Harald BAUM and Ruth EFFINOWICZ


Wednesday, 19 August 2020
(8 a.m. to 12 p.m. German time and 3 to 7 p.m. Japanese time)

8 a.m.: Welcome Prof. Dr. Harald BAUM and Ruth EFFINOWICZ

8.20-9.50 a.m.: Panel 1: Law of obligations
Prof. Dr. Tomohiro YOSHIMASA (Universität Kyōto) - Lecture in English
Prof. Dr. Martin SCHMIDT-KESSEL (Universität Bayreuth)

10.10-11.40 a.m.: Panel 2: Labour law 
Associate Prof. Dr. Yumiko KUWAMURA (Universität Tōhoku)
Prof. Dr. Matteo FORNASIER (Universität Bochum)

Thursday, 20 August 2020
(8 a.m. to 12 p.m. German time and 3 to 7 p.m. Japanese time)

8 a.m.: Welcome Prof. Dr. Harald BAUM and Ruth EFFINOWICZ

8.10-9.40 a.m.: Panel 3: Procedural law 
Prof. Shūsuke KAKIUCHI (Universität Tōkyō)
Prof. Dr. Reinhard BORK (Universität Hamburg)

10-11.30 a.m.: Panel 4: Public law framework 
Associate Prof. Tomoaki KURISHIMA (Universität Saitama)
Prof. Dr. Anna-Bettina KAISER (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

11.30 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Closing words
Ruth EFFINOWICZ and Prof. Dr. Harald BAUM

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