Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law
Publications on Japanese Law
At the Institute numerous monographs and collected editions on Japanese law have been authored which have mapped the key features of this research landscape. Furthermore, the Institute is responsible for the publication of the world’s only Western-language legal periodical about the myriad developments in Japanese law, which follows a consistent approach and offers regular and timely documentation and analysis.
Journal of Japanese Law
In cooperation with the German-Japanese Association of Jurists (DJJV), the Institute publishes the “Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht/Journal of Japanese Law” (ZJapanR/J.Japan.L), which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2016. This periodical is an international journal serving the needs of lawyers and scholars interested in Japanese law; its goal is to make all areas of the Japanese legal system accessible in a comprehensive and methodologically structured manner.
Harald Baum, Moritz Bälz, Jan Grotheer (eds.), Die Sicherung des Rechtsstaates. Symposium aus Anlass des dreißigjährigen Bestehens der Deutsch-Japanischen Juristenvereinigung (Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht, Sonderheft 15), Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln 2019, VI + 109 pp.
Keizo Yamamoto, Yuko Nishitani, Harald Baum (eds.), Gegenwärtiger Stand und Aufgabe der Privatautonomie in Japan und Deutschland (Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht, Sonderheft 14), Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln 2019, VI + 168 pp.
Already in the era of the Hanseatic League, self-regulation was an attractive mechanism that allowed parties to engage in cross-border commerce without state intervention and according to rules of their own design. Today as well, self-regulation is an effective means offering quick and flexible solutions to challenges posed by global trade and technological advances. In the special issue commemorating the 20th anniversary of the “Journal of Japanese Law” editors Harald Baum, Moritz Bälz and Marc Dernauer, together with an array of internationally renowned private law and business law scholars, examine the importance of self-regulation in Germany and Japan from a comparative perspective.
As recently as two decades ago, independent directors were oddities in Asia’s boardrooms. Today they are ubiquitous. The rise of the independent director in Asia is an issue of global consequence that has, until recently, largely been overlooked.
Jürgen Basedow, Harald Baum, Yuko Nishitani (eds.), Japanese and European Private International Law in Comparative Perspective (Materialien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht, 48), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2008, 434 pp.