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Japanese Law

An Economic Approach

In this introduction to Japanese law, J. Mark Ramseyer and Minoru Nakazato combine an economic approach with a clear and often amusing account of the law itself to challenge commonly held ideas about the law. Arguing against such things as the assumption that Japanese law differs from law in the United States and the idea that law plays only a trivial role in Japan or is culturally determined, this book will be recognized as a major contribution to the understanding of Japanese law.

"A compelling economic analysis. . . . This book remains one of the few concerning Japanese law that successfully brings to life the legal culture of Japan." —Bonnie L. Dixon, New York Law Journal

332 pages | 8 line drawings, 26 tables | 6 x 9 | © 1999

Studies in Law and Economics

Asian Studies: East Asia

Law and Legal Studies: International Law

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Exchange Rates
1: Introduction
2: Property
3: Contracts
4: Torts
5: Corporations
6: Civil Procedure
7: Criminal Law and Procedure
8: Administrative Law
9: Income Tax
Suggestions for Further Reading
Table of Statutes


Association of American Publishers: PROSE Book Award

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