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Introduction to the Legal System of Japan

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Introduction to the Legal System of Japan

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Seigo Onishi
Judge, District Court - Tokyo

In this presentation, Onishi will introduce to the legal system of Japan from the Japanese judge’s point of view and examine the legal system of the U.S. by comparing the Japanese system. Onishi has worked as an assistant judge at the Tokyo District Court in Japan since 2013. He has handled mainly civil cases and administrative cases. This presentation will consist of four topics; the judicial system, justices and judges, judicial proceedings, and participation of citizens in the judiciary. Through this presentation, he will introduce the realities of Japanese judges and courts in the light of his experience.

Location:
139 MacDougal Street, Wilf Hall
5th Floor, Room 512
New York, NY, 10012

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About Seigo Onishi: 

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eigo Onishi has worked as a judge at the Tokyo District Court since 2013. His background is in complex civil and administrative cases. He received his LL.B. and J.D. degrees from Kyoto University. Onishi was sent to the United States by the Supreme Court of Japan as a member of the Japanese Government Long-Term Overseas Fellowship Program of the National Personnel Authority. Subsequently, he attained an LL.M. degree from Cornell Law School. During his time at the U.S.-Asia Law Institute, his research will focus on the relationship between complicated civil cases and civil juries.

Earlier Event: March 5
Asia Law Weekly: Xiumei Wang
Later Event: March 19
Asia Law Weekly: Stephen A. Orlins