That’s the title of a book on the strategy for effectively learning law (in Japanese) I am releasing as a PDF file with this post. The Japanese title would be 法学学習戦略。 Here is a link to the free PDF file: A printed version is available for $7 at this Createspace page. It sells for the … [Read more…]
Those unhappy with the landslide victory of the LDP in the last election on Sunday may get a second chance, if the lawsuits filed by Japanese lawyer Hidetoshi Masunaga are successful. As Japan Times reports in detail, he and many other lawyers are claiming that the election was violating the Constitution and should be declared … [Read more…]
The excellent “Renewables Japan Status Report 2012” I reviewed last week notes on page 34 that there has been a report on electricity generation costs by a “committee on costs” in December 2012. The report is available here (82 page PDF file). It estimates costs for solar as between 33.4 and 38.3 yen per kWh … [Read more…]
Japan Times reports that the sum of central and local government debt in Japan will reach 195% of GDP in 2012. Asahi Shimbun leads today with an article about the next fiscal year budget, which will depend to 49% on new debt. That sounds all very scary, until you realize that only about 5% of … [Read more…]
From May 24th on, Japan and the European Union will mutually recognize “authorized economic operators” (EU Commission). “Authorized economic operators” are companies that seem trustworthy to customs. They will be given preferential treatment, and the law-enforcement activity of customs will be concentrated stronger on the more suspicious traffic left. This is based on the World … [Read more…]
just became easier, with changes to the Code of Civil Procedure enacted that allow a law suit even if a company only has a representative live in Japan (Japan Times).
until 2030 was the 2010 plan. That plan is not operational any more. Prime Minister Kan just said that it will be reconsidered from scratch.
The Osaka High Court has acquitted Winny developer Isamu Kaneko from charges of copyright violation. I have commented on that case five years ago, when Kaneko was first arrested. And I have discussed the question of secondary liability for dual-use software a couple of weeks ago. I don’t have much to add. As far as … [Read more…]
A copyright reform bill containing the new exception for search engines has passed the Japanese Parliament and will come into force on January 1st, 2010. I will post an English translation and offer a couple of comments. The English translation will depart from the unreadable style of the Japanese original by relocating all information in … [Read more…]
As I reported earlier, there have been discussions about introducing an exception for search engines into Japanese copyright. A draft law has been posted at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Unfortunately, it is in a form unsuited for reading online. The draft is offered as a PDF file in a goofy … [Read more…]