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Japanese Private International Law

By: Kazuaki Nishioka, Yuko Nishitani
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Published: 07-10-2021
Format: PDF eBook (?)
Edition: 1st
Extent: 336
ISBN: 9781509924301
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Studies in Private International Law - Asia
RRP: £126.00
Online price : £100.80
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About Japanese Private International Law

This is the leading reference on Japanese private international law in English. The chapters systematically cover the whole of Japanese private international law, not just questions likely to arise in commercial matters, but also in family, succession, cross-border insolvency, intellectual property, competition (antitrust), and environmental disputes. The chapters do not merely cover the traditional conflict of law areas of jurisdiction, applicable law (choice of law), and enforcement. The chapters also look into conflict of law questions arising in arbitration and assess Japanese involvement in the global harmonisation of private international law. In addition to summarising relevant principles and scholarly views, the authors discuss case law whenever possible and identify deficiencies and anticipate difficulties in the existing law. The book thus presents the Japanese conflict of laws through a combination of common and civil law analytical techniques and perspectives, providing readers worldwide with a more profound and comprehensive understanding of the subject.

Table Of Contents

1. Introduction
I. The Subject Matter of Japanese Private International Law
II. Sources of Private International Law
III. History of Private International Law in Japan
IV. Preliminary Matters
V. Connecting Factors
VI. Substance and Procedure
VII. Proof, Ascertainment and Application of Foreign Law
VIII. Mandatory Rules, ordre public, Escape Clause and Evasion of Law

2. Jurisdiction
I. General Principles
II. Civil and Commercial Matters
III. Status and Family Matters
IV. Other Matters
V. Immunities from Jurisdiction

3. Choice of Law
I. Persons
II. Law of Obligations
III. Law of Property
IV. Intellectual Property
V. Family and Succession Law
VI. Insolvency Law
VII. Competition Law

4. Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments
I. Recognition
II. Enforcement of Judgments
III. Recognition of Foreign Insolvency Proceedings

5. Arbitration and Mediation
I. International Commercial Arbitration
II. Investment Treaty Arbitration
III. Mediation

6. The Harmonisation of Private International Law
I. Japan's Role in the Work of the HCCH, UNCITRAL, UNIDROIT and Other Organisations
II. The Future of Private International Law

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