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) and the University of Sydney Law School (USyd). The core aim of ANJeL is to promote scholarly engagement with Japanese law, especially in Australia.

Announcements

Festschrift conference on “Comparing and Transferring Law and Legal Expertise: The Role of Japan”

Over 1-2 September 2022, the MPI for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg is hosting a Festschrift conference commemorating the longstanding contributions and interests of ANJeL Advisor Prof Harald Baum, on “Comparing and Transferring Law and Legal Expertise: The Role of Japan”. Luke Nottage is invited to reflect on developments around Japanese law in Australia, particularly over the last two decades, and will be approaching ANJeL members for information and ideas. For future updates keep an eye out www.anjel.com.au or https://japaneselaw.sydney.edu.au/ or https://www.mpipriv.de/home or https://www.djjv.org/index.php/en/news for updates.


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.

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.