It is common to talk about how few trial lawyers Japan has compared to many other countries. What is interesting is the mechanisms that exist to make them unnecessary. Take the simple act of threatening someone (legally). In America, if you want to do this the best approach is probably to hire a lawyer to send a nasty letter.
On Sept. 15, Renho was elected president of the Democratic Party, the nation's leading opposition party. She accomplished this despite the furor in both mainstream and social media about her heritage. Born to a Japanese mother and Taiwanese father, she acquired Japanese citizenship as a teen and has been criticized for supposedly retaining her Taiwanese nationality.
Simplest route to abdication lies with Imperial Household Law, not constitutional change Special To The Japan Times Things got interesting earlier this month when Emperor Akihito addressed the nation to explain his desire to abdicate, without actually expressing a desire to abdicate.
I sometimes worry about my continuing failure to devote a column to vagina-kayak creator Megumi Igarashi, the controversial artist currently appealing her May 2016 conviction for the obscene act of distributing data for the topographical coordinates of her naughty parts so that anyone with a 3-D printer can replicate them.
One of the features, or, depending on your perspective, problems of the koseki (Japan's family registration system) is that it embeds deeply into the legal system a very basic distinction between koseki insider and outsider - those registered in it and those who are not.
Family registry system can seem schizophrenic but its authority keeps citizens out of the courts. In case you missed it, rivers of ink have been spilt over Japan's supposed aversion to litigation, often in juxtaposition to a United States portrayed as the ninth circle of litigiousness hell.
If LDP gets its way, a charter full of rights that are barely known would be replaced with one heavier on duties To be clear, the title of this column is not a rhetorical question intended to imply the answer "No."
The worst thing I have ever been called in Japanese is ノンジャパ ( non-Japa). Admin people at a university I attended long ago used it to refer to the foreign students. I have never been fond of the English term "non-Japanese," either: Who wants to be defined in terms of what they aren't?
'What brand of Champagne did you drink?" The lawyer delivered the question with a dramatic flourish, and I suppose it was a reasonable question to ask, even if rhetorically. I was being cross-examined as an expert witness in a child custody-related trial in a Western courtroom.
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