In Print: Volume 88: Number 6
By Tokiyasu Fujita
88 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1507 (2011)
For this symposium, I was invited to serve on two panels. For Panel 2, I was asked to provide commentaries on three papers, namely: (1) John O. Haley, The Japanese Judiciary: Maintaining Integrity, Autonomy, and the Public Trust; (2) David S. Law, The Anatomy of a Conservative Court: Judicial Review in Japan; and (3) John O. Haley, Is Japanese Supreme Court Conservative? For Panel 6, I was asked to comment on the gap between scholarly perception and reality with respect to the Japanese Supreme Court, from the perspective of a former professor who has observed the Japanese judiciary from both the outside and the inside.