Hironao Kaneko, ‘Second-Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law’

Second-Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law, by J Mark Ramseyer. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2015, 256pp, $50.00 (ISBN 9780226281995). Readers of this publication can expect to learn new ideas on Japanese Law, written by a prominent professor. Using reliable and detailed statistical analysis, Ramseyer astutely presents counter arguments to dispel popular arguments about Japanese tort law. Despite difficulties with using the justice statistics (Shiho Tokei) published by the Supreme Court and a database of cases, the author splendidly overcomes these challenges. A glance at the title may lead to confusion about the author’s intention; he does not intend to assert the inferiority or superiority of the Japanese justice system over other systems … (more)

Hironao Kaneko, ‘Second-Best Justice: The Virtues of Japanese Private Law’, Social Science Japan Journal, https://doi.org/10.1093/ssjj/jyx048. Published: 23 December 2017.

First posted 2017-12-28 06:23:28

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