Mizuki Koshimoto

Jerome A. Cohen and Mizuki Koshimoto. Has Japan Found The Best Way For Ordinary Citizens To Take Part In Deciding Criminal Cases? SCMP (South China Morning Post)

As China, Taiwan and South Korea consider how ordinary citizens can best take part in deciding serious criminal cases, they should study the Japanese model. In 2009, Japan, after years of careful planning, introduced a system that provides for six laymen to join three professional judges in adjudicating issues of both guilt and punishment. Thus far, this system appears to be successful.