Journal of Japanese Law

In cooperation with the German-Japanese Association of Jurists (DJJV), the Institute contributes in the publication of the "Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht/Journal of Japanese Law" (ZJapanR/J.Japan.L.). The Journal is an international periodical serving the needs of lawyers and scholars interested in Japanese law. It stands as the world’s only western-language publication which offers a regular and timely documentation and analysis of the myriad lines of development of Japanese law.

 

The Journal of Japanese Law, founded in 1996 by Harald Baum, is published by the Institute in cooperation with the German-Japanese Association of Jurists (DJJV). The 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. The texts are, in roughly equal proportions, authored in German and English; articles are also occasionally published in French. At present the Journal is the world’s only western-language publication offering a regular and timely documentation and analysis of the myriad lines of development in Japanese law. Authors include not only renowned scholars from in- and outside Germany, but also practitioners having experience in Japan, thus enabling a particularly wide spectrum of analysis.

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The Journal is published by Carl Heymanns Verlag, appearing twice yearly, and encompasses a total of approximately 600 printed pages. Editorial responsibility is borne by Harald Baum (Hamburg), together with Moritz Bälz (Frankfurt am Main), Marc Dernauer (Tokyo) and Gabriele Koziol (Kyoto). Editing assistance was provided in 2019 by Anna Katharina Suzuki-Klasen; English-language editing was done by Michael Friedman and Jane Yager. Janina Jentz is responsible for final editing and typesetting. The Journal’s academic editors are supported by an advisory board constituted by experts from Japan, Australia, the USA, Singapore, France, Belgium and Germany. Journal articles are available at the Journal’s website, where there is free access to full-text PDF versions corresponding to the print publication, with access being limited to abstracts, book reviews and reports for the four most recent issues. David Schröder-Micheel is responsible for the technical administration of the online edition.

Further information about the Journal and access to abstracts and articles is available at: www.zjapanr.de.

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