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Overview


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.
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Editorial Reviews

Kenneth Holland
The authors have demonstrated the utility of the economic approach to analysis of the law and legal system of countries around the world. The approach reveals inefficiencies and can contribute to legal reform. The book proves its premise that Japanese law closely matches that of the United States and that the remaining differences are due to institutional variation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226703855
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Series: Studies in Law and Economics Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


J. Mark Ramseyer is the Mitsubishi Professor of Japanese Legal Studies at Harvard University. He is the author or coauthor of several books, most recently Odd Markets in Japanese History: Law and Economic Growth.

Minoru Nakazato is a professor of law at the University of Tokyo and the author of The Taxation of International Transactions.

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Table of Contents


List of Tables and Figures
Preface
Acknowledgments
Caveats
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
Notes
Suggestions for Further Reading
Table of Statutes
Index
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