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Dimitri Vanoverbeke

Professor
University of Leuven (KU Leuven)

Dimitri Vanoverbeke holds a PhD from Leuven University (Belgium) and lectures in Japanese Studies at the department of Area Studies at Leuven University. He is director of the Research Unit (Department) of Area Studies there and also lectures in the Europe-Asia: Interactions and Comparisons module of the Master of Arts in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives (MAES) at Leuven University (KU Leuven). He is a guest professor at the university of Lyon III (Jean Moulin), has been a

Biography


Employment:

2004-Present:

University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Faculty of Arts, Japanese Studies, Professor (tenured)

1998-2004:

University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Faculty of Arts, Japanese Studies, Associate Professor

1995-1998:

Kyushu University, Associate Professor

1991-1995:

Belgium National Fund of Scientific Research, University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Research Assistant

Education:

Ph.D., University of Leuven (KU Leuven), 1996 (Cum Maxima Laude)

Visiting Scholar at the International Comparative Center for Law and Politics at the Law faculty, Tokyo University 1992-1994

M.A., University of Leuven (Japanese Studies), graduated in 1991

Master in European and International Law, at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (University Brussels), 2000-2002 (attendance only)

Current Research Topics:

• The influence of the “transplantation” of Western law on Japanese law
• Judicial reform in East Asia and Europe: theory and empirical research
• The Modernization of the Judicial System in Prewar Japan
• The Jury System and the rule of law in Japan
• Dispute Resolution Systems

Current Functions

• Member of the Scientific Committee of the Annual Conference on EU-Japan Relations (2006- )
• Editorial Board Member “Journal of Japanese Law” (2008- ).
• President of the Department of Area Studies (University of Leuven) (2013 - ).
• Vice-President of the Examination Board for the Department of Area Studies at the Faculty of Arts, University Leuven (2002- ).
• Member of the Faculty of Art’s Research Commission (2010- )
• External Advisor for the LLM program (Master Program in Law) at Kyushu University (2008-)
• Member of the Steering Committee at the EU-Japan Research Center (Kansai University) (2009-)

Recurrent Invited lectureships

Kyushu University, Tokyo University, Social Science Research Institute, Rikkyo University, Lyon University III (Jean Moulin), Kobe University

Membership in Academic Associations

Member of the Japanese Association for Sociology of Law

Publications (as of January 2015):

Articles in internationally reviewed scientific journals
Vanoverbeke, D. (2014). Exporting the Rule of Law in East Asia: Japan’s Experiences from the 1990s to Present. Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Internationaal Recht / Revue Belge de Droit International, 13 (2), 364-381.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2010). The Taisho Jury System: A Didactic Experience. Social Science Japan Journal, 43, 23-27.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2010). The Jury System in Modern Japan: Revolution Failed?. Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht / Journal of Japanese Law, 15 (30), 125-144.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2009). The timely discourse of an "ambivalent savant": Osatake Takeki. Social Science Japan Journal, 12 (1), 137-141.
Vanoverbeke, D., Maesschalck, J. (2009). Public policy perspective on judicial reform in Japan. Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht / Journal of Japanese law, 14 (27), 11-38.
Vanoverbeke, D., Maesschalck, J., Parmentier, S., Hamano, R., Ozaki, I. (2009). Introduction to the special issue on judicial reform in Japan. Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht / Journal of Japanese law, 14 (27), 3-6.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2008). Judicial reform in Japan: outgrowing bureaucratie informalism?. Economies et Sociétés, 38 (3), 579-600.
Vanoverbeke, D., Ponjaert, F. (2007). Japan in East Asia: the dynamics of regional cooperation from a European perspective. Studia diplomatica, 60, 97-116.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2005). Farmers, the state and law in prewar Japan. Orientalia Lovaniensia periodica, 31, 193-212.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2005). Enhancing the social function of justice in Japan: the Heisei judical reform in a comparative perspective. Hooritsujiho (940), 42-49.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2004). Shiho no shakaiteki yakuwari no zoodai hikaku hooteki shitzen kara mita heisei shihoo kaikau. Hooritsujiho, 76 (2), 42-49.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2003). The monarchy in the Belgian and Japanese constitutions in the 19th century. Bulletin of the Institute of Japanese culture (7-8), 329-347.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2002). The development of Belgian constitutional practice: the Head of State between law and custum. Constitutional law review (8), 27-54.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2001). Japanese law in the Low Countries and France: a brief outline of changing perceptions in a changing world. Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht, 6 (12), 22-26.
Vanoverbeke, D. (1998). Tradition and law in conflict: farm tenancy conciliation and social change in interwar Japan. Hosei kenkyu, 64 (March), F11-F85.
Articles in other scientific journals
Vanoverbeke, D. (2012). ベ ルギー陪審制度の課題と改革過程-裁判員制度理解のために (The Reform Process and Issues in the Belgian Jury System: with an eye on the Japanese Lay Assessor System). Journal of the Law Faculty of Kobe University, 62 (1 & 2), 337-353, 2012.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2005). Het Japanse mirakel. Karakter: tijdschrift van wetenschap (9), 22-24, 2005.
Vanoverbeke, D. (1998). Farm tenancy regulation in the Meiji era: modern law and Tokugawa tradition in conflict. Ryugakusei senta kiyo, ?, 119-146, 1998.
Books, internationally recognised publisher; as author
Vanoverbeke, D. (2015). Juries in the Japanese Legal System: The Continuing Struggle for Citizen Participation and Democracy. Law in Asia series, London: Routledge, 2015.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2010). Recht en instellingen in Japan: Actuele thema's in een historische context. Leuven/ Den Haag: Uitgeverij ACCO, 2010. (paperback)
Vanoverbeke, D. (2004). Community and state in the Japanese farm village: farm tenancy conciliation (1924-1938). Symbolae Facultatis litterarum Lovaniensis. Series B, 29. Leuven university press, Leuven, 2004, 2004. (paperback)
Other published books; as author
Vanoverbeke, D. (2011). The EU & Japan: Facing Common Global and Regional Challenges. (Vanoverbeke, Dimitri, Ed. Ponjaert, Frederik, Ed. Bardaro, Eugenia, Ed.). GARNET book series on "Globalization, Regulation and the EU", Routledge, 2011.
Adriaensens, E., Vanoverbeke, D. (2004). Op zoek naar het nieuwe Japan: de Japanse politiek na 1945. Globe, Roeselare, 2004, 2004.
Books, internationally recognised scientific publisher; as editor
(2014). The Changing Role of Law in Japan: Emperical Studies in Culture, Society and Policy Making. (Vanoverbeke, D., Ed., Maesschalck, J., Ed., Nelken, D., Ed., Parmentier, S., Ed.). Glos & Massachusetts: Edward Elgar, 2014.
(2013). EU-Japan Relations, 1970-2012: From Confrontation to Global Partnership. (Vanoverbeke, D., Ed., Keck, J., Ed., Waldenberger, F., Ed.). London: Routledge, 2013.
(2011). Responsibility and Accountability in Japan after the 1990s: A Legal Perspective. (Vanoverbeke, D., Ed., Kadomatsu, N., Ed.). Koln: Carl Heymanns Verlag, 2011.
(2009). Judicial reform in Japan. Special issue of the journal Zeitschrift Fur Japanisches Recht/Journal of Japanese Law (volume 14, issue 26). (Vanoverbeke, D., Ed., Maesschalck, J., Ed., Parmentier, S., Ed., Hamano, R., Ed., Ozaki, I., Ed.). Hamburg: Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, 2009.
Book chapters, internationally recognised scientific publisher
Vanoverbeke, D., Maesschalck, J., Parmentier, S., Nelken, D. (2014). The Changing Role of Law in Japan: Emperical Studies in Culture, Society and Policy Making: an introduction. In: , The Changing Role of Law in Japan: Emperical Studies in Culture, Society and Policy Making, Chapt. 1. Glos & Massachusetts: Edward Elgar, 1-11.
Vanoverbeke, D., Suami, T. (2014). Reforms of the judiciary in Japan at the start of the twenty-first century: initial assessment of an ongoing process. In: , The Changing Role of Law in Japan: Emperical Studies in Culture, Society and Policy Making, Chapt. 5. Glos & Massachusetts: Edward Elgar, 66-78.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2014). Le système du jury au Japon à l'ère Meiji et la France. In: Jaluzot B. (Eds.), Droit japonais, droit français. Quel dialogue?. Lyon: Schulthess Éditions Romandes, 21-36.
Vanoverbeke, D., Reiterer, M. (2014). ASEAN's Regional Approach to Human Rights: The Limits of the European Model?. In: Benedek W., Benoit-Rohmer F., Karl W., Ketteman C. M., Nowak M. (Eds.), bookseries: European Yearbook on Human Rights, vol: 14, European Yearbook on Human Rights. Vienna: Intersentia, 185-196.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2013). Dynamics in the Europe-Japan Relation. In: , bookseries: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series, EU-Japan Relations, 1970-2012: From Confrontation to Global Partnership, Chapt. 16. London: Routledge.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2011). The Modernization of the Judiciary in Meiji Japan: Early Experiences with the Jury System. In: , Japon Pluriel 8: La modernite japonaise en perspective. Arles: Editions Philippe Picquier, 357-366.
Reiterer, M., Vanoverbeke, D. (2011). Japan and the Death Penalty from a European Perspective: At a Crossroad to a Changing Discourse on Human Rights?. In: , European Yearbook on Human Rights 2011, Chapt. 14. Antwerp: Intersentia N.V., 267-282.
Vanoverbeke, D., Kadomatsu, N. (2011). Introduction to the Special Issue. In: , Special Issue of the Journal of Japanese Law: Responsibility and Accountability in Japan after the 1990s: A Legal Perspective. Koln: Carl Heymanns Verlag, 1-4.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2010). The Jury System and Legal Thought as seen through Osatake Takeki's Writings. In: , Kokusai shinpojiumu "tenkoki no nihon to eu: gurobaru sekai ni okeru ho kaikaku" (Japan and the EU in Transition: Legal Reforms in a Globalized World), Chapt. 8. Kansai University, Osaka, Japan: Kansai University, 95-109.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2009). The Process of Modernization of Justice in Modern Japan and Osatake Takeki's Research on Legal Culture (nihon no shiho kindaika purosesu to osatake takeki no meiji bunka kenkyu). In: Tsunoda T., Ishida S. (Eds.), Legal Culture in a Globalizing World (gurobaru sekai no ho-bunka), Chapt. 8. Tokyo: Fukumura shuppan, 181-196.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2005). The making of the Japanese constitution and Belgium: an exemple for the Creole of law?. In: , Hisashi Aizawa. - Sapporo: Hokkaido university 90-102.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2001). Methods, importance and problems of teaching Japanese law in area-studies. In: , The multiple worlds of Japanese law: disjunctions and conjunctions / Ed Tom Ginsburg e.a. - Sydney: University of Victoria 192-196.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2001). Dispute resolution in modern Japanese society. In: , Teaching about Japan in Japan: a handbook of approaches to teaching about Japan to non-Japanese studies / Ed. by Richard Bowring and Noel J. Pinnington. - Fukuoka: Kyushu university press 187-193.
Papers at international conferences and symposia, published in full in proceedings
Vanoverbeke, D. (2014). Japanese Studies in Belgium in the 21st Century: Framing the Impact of Popular Culture. EU aidentiti no kochiku to sono seijiteki igi (The Formation of EU identity and its political significance). EU aidentiti no kochiku to sono seijiteki igi (The Formation of EU identity and its political significance), 23 December 2013 (pp. 55-58). Kobe, Japan: Intercultural Research Center, Kobe University, 2014.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2014). Japanese Studies in Belgium in the 21st Century: Framing the Impact of Popular Culture. Japanese Media Culture: between Globalization and the Galapagos Syndrome: Vol. 4 (4). Japanese Media Culture: between Globalization and the Galapagos Syndrome. Leuven University, 5 November 2013 (pp. 1-8). Osaka, Japan: Kansai University (kokusaibu), 2014.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2013). From Confrontation to Global Partnership: Europe and Japan. EU no uchi to soto ni okeru kyosei no mosaku (In Search of Coexistence Inside and Outside the EU). EU no uchi to soto ni okeru kyosei no mosaku (In Search of Coexistence Inside and Outside the EU). Kobe University, 31 July 2013 (pp. 13-20). Kobe, Japan: Intercultural Research Center, Kobe University, 2013.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2012). Le système du jury en France et au Japon à l’ère Meiji. Droit Japonais, Droit Français. Quel Dialogue ?. Droit Japonais, Droit Français. Quel Dialogue ?. Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon & Sciences-po, 11-12 May 2012. Lyon: Ecole normale supérieure de Lyon & Sciences-po, 2012.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2012). From Confrontation to Global Partnership: Europe and Japan. Proceedings of the international seminars by the Faculty for Intercultural Studies at Kobe University. EUIJ-Kansai International lecture series. Faculty for Intercultural Studies at Kobe University, 17 July 2012 (pp. 1-12). Kobe, Japan: Kobe University, 2012.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2001). Japanese law in the Low Countries and France: a brief outline of changing perceptions in a changing world. The multiple worlds of Japanese law: disjunctions and conjunctions / Ed. by Tom Ginsburg e.a. - Sydney: University of Sydney. CAPI Colloquium. Victoria, 3 April 2001 (pp. 25-28), 2001.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2001). A new teaching platform in area-studies in Europe: implications for teaching Japanese law at the Catholic university of Leuven, Belgium. The multiple worlds of Japanese law: disjunctions and conjunctions / Ed. by Tom Ginsburg e.a. - Sydney: University of Sydney. CAPI Colloquium, 3 April 2001 (pp. 192-195), 2001.
Meeting abstracts, presented at international conferences and symposia, published or not published in proceedings or journals
Vanoverbeke, D. (2012). 対立から協力へ:ヨーロッパと日本 (From Confrontation to Global Partnership: Europe and Japan). EUIJ-Kyushu Symposia Series, 10 July 2012, 2012.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2012). Policy, Law and the Dynamics of Nuclear Policy and Risk Management in Europe and Belgium in the Wake of the Fukushima Accident. Problems of Law in Response to Disasters. Meiji University, Tokyo, 6-7 March 2012, 2012.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2012). Is the EU-Japan Relation More than Trade? People to People Exchange and Mobility in a Changing World. Pan-Europe: Past to Present, Inside and Out, 18 November 2012, 2012.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2012). Civil Society and Policy Making from the Outside: the diasporic academic communities and March 11. International Congress 'Transnational Responses to Catastrophe: Japanese Diaspora Communities and the March 2011 Triple Disaster'. Research Group: East Asian Culture in perspective, Gent University, 22-23 June 2012, 2012.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2010). The Jury System in Taisho Japan: The Formation and Failure of a Quiet Revolution. Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, US, 25-28 March 2010, 2010.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2010). The Jury System in Japan in a Comparative Perspective. International Symposium on Accountability and Political Reforms in Japan. Sophia University, Tokyo, 7 january 2010, 2010.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2010). Eto Shinpei et la modernisation du Japon: droit et societe en transition. La Modernisation du Japon au debut de l'ere Meiji: Etat et Societe en grande mutation. Universite Charles de Gaulle Lille 3, 7 & 9 December 2010, 2010.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2009). The Process of Judicial Modernization in Meiji and Taisho Japan: Osatake Takeki's Neglected Discourse on Law and Meiji Culture. Annual Meeting of the Association for Asian Studies. Chicago, 26-29 March 2009, 2009.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2009). The Jury in Japan and Belgium: A Public Policy Perspective. Kobe University Seminar on Legal Reforms. Kobe University, 23 December 2009, 2009.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2009). The Japanese Law Assessor System and the Rule of Law. Sociology of Law Seminal at Hokkaido University. Hokkaido University, Japan, 7 January 2009, 2009.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2009). Ideas for Belgium? The Participation of Civilians in the Criminal Procedure in Japan. Japan and the EU in Transition: Legal Reforms in a Globalized World. K.U. Leuven, 3-4 November 2009, 2009.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2009). Exporting the Rule of Law? Legal Capacity Building in Europe and Japan. EU-Japan Conference: People to people exchange. Brussels, 24 November 2009, 2009.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2008). The Process of Judicial Modernization in Japan: Osatake Takeki's Critical Perspective. Tokyo University Social Science Institute Seminar. Tokyo University, Japan, 15 July 2008, 2008.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2008). The Jury System and Legal Thought as seen Through Osatake Takeki's Writings. Japanese History Study Seminar. Tokyo University, Japan, 12 September 2008, 2008.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2008). The Belgian Judicial System in Motion. Study Group for Judicial Statistics. Tokyo University, Japan, 2 August 2008, 2008.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2008). Osatake Takeki and the Process of Modernization of Justice in Japan. Symposium of the Japanese Association for Legal Culture. Tokyo, Japan, 25 July 2008, 2008.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2008). Modernization of the Judiciary in Meiji Japan and Early Experiences with the Jury System. Colloque de la Société française des études japonaises, 18-20 December 2008, 2008.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2008). Les relations entre la Belgique et le Japon: la Constitution de 1889 et l'example Belge. Colloque international pour le 150ème anniversaire de l’établissement des relations diplomatiques entre le Japon et la France. Shinshu University, Japan, 11-12 October 2008, 2008.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2008). Judicial Reform as seen from Area Studies. International Workshop on Japanology and the EU. Kansai University, Japan, 4 July 2008, 2008.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2008). For Better International Exchange for Japanese and Belgian Students (nihonjin to berugijin gakusei no tame no kokusaikoryu no kasseika ni mukete). Colloque international pour le 150ème anniversaire de l’établissement des relations diplomatiques entre le Japon et la France. Shinshu University, Japan, 11-12 October 2008, 2008.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2008). Explaining the Dynamics of Establishing a Jury System in Taisho Japan. Seminar for Sociology of Law, 24 September 2008, 2008.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2008). Explaining Judicial Reform in Japan focusing on the Jury System. International Seminar on the Dynamics of Law and Society in Europe and Japan. K.U. Leuven, 21 March 2008, 2008.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2007). Judicial Reform in Korea and Japan. International Conference of the Association of Sociology of Law. Humbold University, Berlin, 26-29 July 2007, 2007.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2007). Explaining Judicial Reform in Japan. International Conference of the Association of Sociology of Law. Humbold University, Berlin, 26-29 July 2007, 2007.
Maesschalck, J., Vanoverbeke, D. (2007). A comparative perspective on ethics and reform in Japan. Annual conference on EU-Japan relations. Brussel (Belgium), 19- 20 November 2007, 2007.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2006). Towards a New Framework for the Study of Judicial Reform in Japan. International Symposium on Law and Society. Rikkyo University, Japan, 28 December 2006, 2006.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2006). East Asian Regional Cooperation from a European Perspective: Past and Future Paths Revisited. International Conference: EU and Japan: Emerging challenges for the middle of the decade 2000-2010. Brussels University (U.L.B.), 27-28 November 2006, 2006.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2006). Driving Innovation: on the origin and the mechanism of informal bureaucracy in Japan. International Economic History Congress. Helsinki, Finland, 21-25 August 2006, 2006.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2005). The Making of the Japanese Constitution and Belgium: an example for the Creole of Law?. International Symposium: The Co-Change of Law and Society: An Exploration for the Creolist Perspective on Law. Hokkaido University, Japan, 5 February 2005, 2005.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2005). Strategies for Teaching on Japanese Culture and Society to Belgian Students: a challenge to efficient teaching in area-studies. International Symposium: The Future of Japanese Studies Programs in Europe: towards the creation of new educational relationships between Japan and Europe. Tokyo and Osaka, 5-8 March 2005, 2005.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2005). Reinventing Legal Culture during Taisho Democracy: Reconciling Japanese State and Society through Legal Reform. East Asian and Pacific Studies International Conference. Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois, 7-9 April 2005, 2005.
Maesschalck, J., Vanoverbeke, D. (2005). Describing and explaining the administrative ethical climate of a country : the case of the Japanese bureaucracy. Annual European Group of Public Administration conference. Bern, 31 August - 3 September 2005, 2005.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2003). The Formation of Legal Culture in Modern Japan and Interaction with European Legal Culture. Symposium on Law at Hokkaido University. Hokkaido University, Japan, 19 February 2003, 2003.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2003). The Belgian Constitution in the 19th Century: Focus on the Head of State (19 seiki no nihon to berugi kenpo: kunshu-sei o chushin toshite). Symposium on Law and History at Hokkaido University. Hokkaido University, Japan, 26 February 2003, 2003.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2002). Japan's Humanitarian Challenge: A New Era for Immigration Policy in Japan. International Conference: EU and Japan: Facing the Challenge of Global Governance. Brussels University (U.L.B.), 28-29 November 2002, 2002.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2001). The Making of the Japanese Constitution and its Influence (berugi kenpo: sono seitei oyobi eikyo). Kansai Association for Constitutional Research (Kansai Kempo Kenkyukai). Kyoto, Japan, 23 December 2001, 2001.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2001). The Function of Religion and Monarchy in Belgium (berugi ni okeru oshitsu to shukyo no yakuwari). Workshop at Kyoto Sangyo University. Kyoto, Japan, 19 December 2001, 2001.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2001). The Belgian Constitutional Practice and the Japanese Meiji Constitution. Workshop at Kansai University History Group. Kansai University, Japan, 21 December 2001, 2001.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2001). Community and Empire in Interwar Japan: Farm Tenancy Conciliation. Symposium for Comparative Law at Seijo University. Tokyo, Japan, July 2001, 2001.
Meeting abstracts, presented at local conferences and symposia, published or not published in proceedings or journals
Vanoverbeke, D. (2003). Current Issues in the European Union (eu togo no genjo to kadai). Lecture at the Institute for International Studies at Osaka International University. Osaka International University, Japan, 28 February 2003, 2003.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2002). EU-Japan Relations: Enhancing People to People Links: Bringing different worlds together. EU-Japan Conference: People to people exchange. Brussels (EU commission), 9 March 2002, 2002.
Reviews
Vanoverbeke, D. (2011). PARTY POLITICS AND DECENTRALIZATION IN JAPAN AND FRANCE: When the Opposition Governs. Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies Series. By Koichi Nakano. London and New York: Routledge, 2010. xiv, 155 pp. (Tables.) US$117.00, cloth. ISBN 978-0-415-55305-6. Pacific Affairs, 84 (4), 757-759, 2011.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2010). Tokyo-Brussels Partnership: Security, Development and Knowledge-based Society (review). The Journal of Japanese Studies, 36 (2), 479-484, 2010.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2008). Recensie: Judicial system transformation in the globalizing world: Korea and Japan / Ed. Dai-Kwon Choi & Kahei Rokumoto (Seoul, 2007). Journal for sociology of law (Japan) (68), 256-263, 2008.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2007). Recensie: Rural economic development in Japan: from the nineteenth century to the Pacific War / Francks, Penelope (London, 2006). The Journal of Asian studies, 2007.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2004). Recensie: Rezensionen / Reviews / Nottage, Luke. Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht (18), 255-257, 2004.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2002). Recensie: L'enseignement de la lecture au Japon: politique et éducation / Galan, Christian (Toulouse, 2001). Monumenta Nipponica: studies in Japanese culture, 57 (4), 531-534, 2002.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2000). Recensie: La nation en marche: études sur le Japon impérial de Meiji / Ed. by Jean-Jacques Tschudin and Claude Hamon (Arles, 1999). Monumenta Nipponica: studies in Japanese culture, 55 (3), 448-451, 2000.
PhD Theses
Vanoverbeke, D., Vande Walle, W. (sup.) (1996). Land tenancy disputes in Interwar Japan, 1996.
ER (external reports)
Vanoverbeke, D., Vande Walle, W. (2008). Country Report: Japanese Studies in Belgium (2007). Tokyo: Japan Foundation, 2008.
Vanoverbeke, D. (1998). On being a young researcher: Dimitri Vanoverbeke. International Center for Comparative Law and Politics Review (Tokyo University), 1, nr. 2, 15-19 pp, 1998.
Other journal publications / miscellaneous
Vanoverbeke, D. (2008). Questions and Answers with Visiting Professors. Social Science Japan, 39, 24-25, 2008.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2007). Don't be afraid to take your studies abroad to grow and develop. Kyudai news: Kyushu university campus magazine (20), 17-20, 2007.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2002). The hidden influences of the Belgian constitution on the Meiji constitutional system: the Head of State between law and custum. Juukyuu seki no nihon to Berugii-kindaika to kokusai kankyoo. - Kansai: Kansai university, 83-93, 2002.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2001). Social science in Japan, from Marx through Weber to post-modernism. IIAS newsletter (26), 38-39, 2001.
Vanoverbeke, D. (2001). Recent trends in social science on Japan: from Marx to Max Weber. International institute for Asian studies. Newsletter (Nov.), 38, 2001.

Conferences/Lectures/interviews for a wide public and media
KIB-lezing: de nieuwe buitenlandpolitiek van Japan
Radio 1:
Het land van de rijzende rechterarm (interne keuken, 27/9/2014)

'De Wandelgangen' en 'Lopende Zaken': (20/9/2006)
Waarom stopt Koizumi ermee (mp3 - 1381kb)
Wie is Shinzo Abe (mp3 – 834kb)

Over Japanse betogingen (26/9/2011)
Tot wie bidt de Japanse Keizer (16/3/2011)
Japanse beving is toch geen tenbatsu, zegt de gouverneur van Tokyo (15/3/2011)
Wat doet Japan met al die energie? (14/3/2011)
THE 2011 MARCH GRAND SUMO TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED (2/3/2011)

Het Koerilenconflict laait weer op (8/2/2011)

Waarom blijft Japan dolfijnen afslachten? (7/2/2011)

Japanse first lady zou niet opnieuw met haar man trouwen (13/1/2011)

Japans schrift heeft 196 nieuwe tekens (2/12/2010)

Wat hebben Japanners toch met walvisvlees? (14/4/2010)

Asashoryu stopt ermee (5/2/2010)

Japan wil af van de financiering van Amerikaanse soldaten en vloot (31/8/2009)

Japan vs. China (interne keuken) (25/1/2014)

Het Journaal 7 (11/3/2011): Aardbeving in Japan
















Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Law and Society
    Japanese politics (contemporary)
    Modern Japanese History (law and politics)
    Regionalism and Regionalization in East Asia

Books

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