Product Safety and Liability Law in Japan: From Minamata to Mad Cows, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Product Safety and Liability Law in Japan

From Minamata to Mad Cows, 1st Edition

By Luke Nottage


328 pages

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Developing insights from a number of disciplines and with a details analysis of legislation, case law and academic theory, Product Safety and Liability Law in Japan contributes significantly to the understanding of contemporary Japan, its consumers and its law. It is also of practical use to all professionals exposed to product liability regimes evolving in Japan and other major economies.


'Nottage's book is certainly the product of diligent research - a much needed addition to scholarship on Japan, helpful to students of comparative law, the Japanese legal system, and Japanese society alike.' - Japanese Studies, Vol 23, No 3

Table of Contents

1. 'Re-orienting' Japan and its law 2. The still-birth and re-birth of product liability in Japan 3. Comparing the PL Law with other 'strict liability' regimes in Europe, Australia and the US 4. The PL Law in action 5. The future of PL in Japan: reformulations, reform and re-regulation

About the Author

Dr Luke Nottage is a Senior Lecturer at Sydney University Law Faculty and founding Co-director of the Australian Network for Japanese Law. He has practised law in Japan, New Zealand and Australia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Government & Business
HISTORY / Asia / Japan
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General