This is a fully updated third edition of Japanese Law. The book remains the only comprehensive introduction to Japanese law available in English. This edition covers the major reforms in Japanese law since the last edition and brings the reference work fully up to date.
Hiroshi Oda is the Sir Ernest Satow Professor of Japanese Law at the University of London (University College), a professor of the College d'Europe (Brugge), and consultant to Herbert Smith, solicitors. He is a graduate of the Law Faculty of the University of Tokyo, held a chair of Soviet Law there and was granted a LL.D before moving to London. He has held various visiting positions including visiting professorship at Cornell Law School (US). He is also a qualified attorney in Japan and practises Japanese and Russian law in London and Tokyo.