Civil Procedure Reforms in Japan: The Latest Round

Ritsumeikan University Law Review, Vol. 22, pp. 81-86, 2005

Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 06/15

7 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2005

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Luke R. Nottage

The University of Sydney Law School; The University of Sydney - Australian Network for Japanese Law

Abstract

This article outlines key features of the latest reforms to Japan's Code of Civil Procedure, enacted in 2003 with effect from 2004. Even more so than the 1996 amendments, these reforms are directed at speeding up civil proceedings, as part of the government's whole-scale reforms to civil (and criminal) justice initiated in 2001. The increased burdens placed on lawyers may also reflect their declining relative influence in Japan's law reform processes.

Keywords: Japan, civil procedure, comparative law

JEL Classification: K14

Suggested Citation

Nottage, Luke R., Civil Procedure Reforms in Japan: The Latest Round. Ritsumeikan University Law Review, Vol. 22, pp. 81-86, 2005; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 06/15. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=837864

Luke R. Nottage (Contact Author)

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The University of Sydney
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The University of Sydney - Australian Network for Japanese Law

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Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia

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