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Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Centre of Excellence for Japan

 

The Centre of Excellence for Japan at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg is one of Europe’s leading contact points for legal questions concerning Japanese civil, commercial and economic law. Its extensive research is informed by a well-established network of scholarly contacts with top universities and other institutions in Japan as well as close personal ties with Japanese colleagues.

Head of the Centre of Excellence: Prof. Dr. Harald Baum

Research Associate: Anna Katharina Suzuki-Klasen
 


 

Research into Japanese Law


The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg is deeply involved with the comparative study of Japanese law, focusing on civil, commercial and economic law.
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Publications on Japanese Law


At the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg, 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.
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Academic Exchange and Cooperation


Particular attention is devoted to academic exchanges. The Institute benefits from an almost continual presence of guest researchers working in the field of Japanese law. Normally engaged in research stays of considerable length, they receive intensive support and assistance from the Institute’s Centre of Excellence for Japan. In turn, an increasing number of Institute scholars travel to Japan each year to attend lectures and conferences and complete similar research stays. Furthermore, there are several forms of research cooperation. 
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Academic Events


The Institute has individually and cooperatively organized a series of comparative law symposia concerning Japanese law and has subsequently published various conference volumes.
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