The Australian Network for Japanese Law

The Australian Network for Japanese Law (ANJeL) is an initiative of the ANU College of Law at The Australian National University (ANU), the University of Sydney Law School at The University of Sydney (USyd) and the School of Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The core aim of ANJeL is to promote scholarly engagement with Japanese law, especially in Australia.


ANJeL "Japanese Law in Context" Podcast Interview Series

ANJeL has collaborated with the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA), thanks to Mini-Grant funding from the Japan Foundation Sydney awarded in November 2020, to complete 20 podcasts introducing Japanese Law in comparative and socio-economic contexts. The interviews also include segments on the current or likely impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the diverse sub-fields of Japanese law and society, listed here with thanks to the expert interviewees and others. The podcast "playlist" can be found here on Youtube.

Contemporary Perspectives on the Nuclear World: 75 Years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki Conference

An ANJeL-supported conference planned at the University of Sydney for 1-3 October 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic. But a book project is proceeding and an accompanying exhibition of atomic art, photographs and books featuring Hiroshima/Nagasaki, nuclear testing and nuclear accidents will be held on 7 October - 20 November 2021 at the Tin Sheds Gallery in USydney’s School of Architecture. Both projects are under the leadership of Dr Yasuko Claremont, with proposed book chapters due by end-December: for more details contact

Visit of Justice Miyazaki and Judge Sakaniwa of the Supreme Court of Japan

Justice Miyazaki Yuko, Justice of the Supreme Court of Japan and Judge Sakaniwa Masayuki (Judge, Director for International Relations, Secretary Division, General Secretariat, Supreme Court of Japan) visited Canberra in February 2020. During their stay, they toured the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory and met with the Chief Justices and Justices of those courts. They also had discussions with the Dean and academics at the Australian National University Law School, as well as with members of the National Judicial College of Australia.

The University of Sydney Law School Dean Simon Bronitt and ANJeL Co-director Prof Luke Nottage helped host the visit of Justice Miyazaki and Judge Sakaniwa in Sydney.