Civil Procedure Reforms in Japan: The Latest Round
Ritsumeikan University Law Review, Vol. 22, pp. 81-86, 2005
7 Pages Posted: 8 Nov 2005
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
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