論点:情報公開法施行20年

論点:情報公開法施行20年

The Mainichi Shinbun

2021/12/31

COVID-19 is a weak excuse for changing Japan’s Constitution

COVID-19 is a weak excuse for changing Japan’s Constitution

East Asia Forum

2021/09/27

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, while governments in many countries issued mandatory lockdown orders backed by penalties for non-compliance, Japan’s did not. In March 2020, the Diet amended the infectious disease control law to add COVID-19 to the diseases covered but did not provide penalties for non-compliance with government requests to limit activities. International news organisations reported that Japan’s Constitution ‘would need to be amended to impose and enforce a lockdown’.https://www.eastasiaforum.org/2021/09/27/covid-19-is-a-weak-excuse-for-changing-japans-constitution/

ゴーン元会長逃亡事件 “極秘”捜査資料がネットに?

ゴーン元会長逃亡事件 “極秘”捜査資料がネットに?

NHK Web特集

2021/03/05

ゴーン元会長逃亡事件に関する極秘捜査資料を裁判記録の一部としてネット上で簡単に閲覧することができる米国と、依然として裁判記録へのアクセスのハードルが高く、公開が進まない日本について比較検証しています。

裁判公開や知る権利について、日米専門家とともに法廷メモ裁判の原告としてのインタビューが掲載されています。

BOOK REVIEW:  Saul J. Takahashi (ed.), “Civil and Political Rights in Japan” (Routledge, 2019)

BOOK REVIEW:  Saul J. Takahashi (ed.), “Civil and Political Rights in Japan” (Routledge, 2019)

NUMBER1 Shinbun FCCJ (Foreign Corresponding Club of Japan)

2021/01/04

Introducing a fine collection of articles on important human rights issues by highly qualified authors.

The Reality of the “Right to Counsel” in Japan and the Lawyers’ Campaign to Change It

The Reality of the “Right to Counsel” in Japan and the Lawyers’ Campaign to Change It

The Asia-Pacific Journal / Japan Focus, Vol. 18, Issue. 13, No. 4

2020/07/02

Makoto Ibusuki and Lawrence Repeta

This article describes the evolution in access to legal counsel during the pretrial interrogation stage, the recent decline in pretrial detentions, and the campaign for the regulation of interrogations by Japan’s bar associations.  Available evidence suggests this decline is primarily the result of the proactive stance of defense attorneys who challenge court detention orders more frequently and of judges who are more willing to recognize those challenges and release suspects from detention.