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Product Safety and Liability Law in Japan
From Minamata to Mad Cows

ISBN 9780415653961
Published November 14, 2012 by Routledge
328 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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

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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.


'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