University of British Columbia, Peter A. Allard School of Law
LL.D., Faculty of Law (2000)
JSD, School of Law (1986)
Stanford Law School
LL.M, Faculty of Law (1980)
LL.B., Faculty of Law (1978)
II. WORK EXPERIENCE ENTRIES
Professor (Jan, 2006 - present)
Peter A. Allard School of Law
University of British Columbia
Associate Dean (Apr, 2004 - Dec, 2005)
Graduate School of Law
Professor (Apr, 1994 - Dec, 2005)
Graduate School of Law
Associate Professor (Apr, 1983 - Mar, 1994)
Faculty of Law
Research Assistant (Apr, 1980 - Mar, 1983)
Faculty of Law
III. VISITING SCHOLOARSHIPS
University of Western Australia, School of Law (Aug, 2003)
University of Washington, School of Law (Apr, 2000 - Mar, 2001)
University College, London, University of London (Jan, 1995 - Sep, 1995)
University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law (Dec, 1990 - Apr, 1991)
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Sep, 1989)
University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law (Jul, 1989 - Aug, 1989)
IV. ADMINISTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITY
Osaka University Law School (April 2004- Dec. 2005)
Vice Dean Academics
Osaka University Council Member (April 2005-Dec 2005)
Director of Japanese Legal Studies Program, Centre for Asian Legal Studies
University of British Columbia (Jan 2006-)
Co-director and director of Centre for Japanese Research, Institute of Asian Research (Sept 2014-August 2018)
V. PUBLICATIONS AND OTHER SCHOLARLY OUTPUT
(1)PUBLICATION IN ENGLISH
(a)BOOKS IN ENGLISH
1. The Constitution of Japan: A Contextual Analysis. Constitutional Systems of the World. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2010, pp 289.
2. Disaster and Law: Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Meltdown in Japan, Routledge, 2018, pp 283.
(b)BOOK CHAPTERS IN ENGLISH
1. “Independence of the Judiciary and Securing Public Trust in Japan”, in H.P. Lee & Marilyn Pittard (eds), Asia-Pacific Judiciaries, Cambridge, 2018, 209-30
2. “Election Campaigning Regulation and the Supreme Court of Japan”, in Po Jen Yap (ed), Judicial Review of Elections in Asia, Routledge, 2016, 115-35
3. “The Role of the Central Government and Local Government in Times of Crisis: Japan’s Experience after the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster”, in Central-Local Relations in Asian Constitutional Systems, edited by Andrew Harding and Mark Sidel, Oxford: Hart Publishing 2015, 125-149
4. “The Supreme Court of Japan and online pharmacies,” in Legal Innovations in Asia, John O. Haley & Toshiko Takenaka (eds), Edward Elgar, 2014, 123-45
5. "Intellectual High Court of Japan". New Courts in Asia. in Andrew Harding and Penelope Nicholson (eds), London: Routledge, 2010, 83 - 100.
6. "The Constitution and the Family in Japan," in Japanese Family Law in Comparative Perspective, Harry Scheiber and Laurent Mayali (eds), Berkeley: Robbins Collection Publications, 2009, 33 - 60.
7. "Business Law in Japan", in A Guide to Business Law in Asia, in Pitman Potter and Ljiljana Buikovic (eds), Karkham: Lexis-Nexis, 2008, 143 - 202.
8. "The protection of "fundamental human rights" in Japan," in Human Rights in Asia: A Comparative Legal Study of Twelve Asian Jurisdictions, France and the USA, Perenbloom (ed), London: Routledge, 2006, 121 - 157.
9. "Lochner v. New York in Japan: Protecting Economic Liberties in a Country Governed by Bureaucrats," in Law and Technology in the Pacific Communities. Boulder: Westview, 1994, 199 - 261.
10. "Aliens under the Japanese Constitution". Foreign Workers Problems: Japan and the U.S., in Shigenori Matsui and Susumu Noda (eds). Osaka: Center for Japan-U.S. Exchange in the Humanities and Social Sciences, 1993, 85 - 116.
(c )JOURNAL ARTICLES IN ENGLISH
1. “Is Law Killing the Development of New Technologies?: Uber and Airbnb in Japan,” (2019) 25 B.U. J. Sci & Tech. L. 100-144
2. “The Principle of Separation of Powers in Japan,” (2018) 5:2 Journal of International and Comparative Law 387-410
3. “Fundamental Human Rights and “Traditional Japanese Values”: Constitutional Amendment and Vision of the Japanese Society” (2018) Asian Journal of Comparative Law 1-28
4. “T-Rex, Jurassic Park and Nuclear Power: Nuclear Power Plants and the Courts after the Fukushima Nuclear Accident”, (2017) 42 William & Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review 145-199
5.“Never Had a Choice and Have No Power to Alter”: Illegitimate Children and the Supreme Court of Japan, (2016) 44 Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 577-635
6. “The Challenge to Multiculturalism: Hate Speech Ban in Japan”, (2016) 49 UBC L. Rev. 427
7. “Does It Have to be a Copyright Infringement?: Live Game Streaming and Copyright”, (2016) Texas Int. Prop. L. J. 215
8. “Criminalization of Revenge Porn in Japan,” (2015) 24 Washington University International Law Journal 289
9. Don’t you Want to Watch the Television Programs While You are Abroad?; Broadcasting, Public Transmission and Copyright in Japan, Illinois Journal of Law, (2015) 2015 Technology & Policy 1
10. "Cloudy Weather, with Occasional Sunshine: Consumer Loans, the Legislature and the Supreme Court of Japan", (2013) 22:3 Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal 555 - 598.
11. "Turbulence Ahead: The Future of Law Schools in Japan". (2012) 62:1 Journal of Legal Education 3 - 31.
12. "Constitutional Precedents in Japan: A Comment on the Role of Precedent", (2011) 88 Washington University Law Review 1669 - 1680.
13. "Justice for the Accused or Justice for Victims?: The Protection of Victims' Rights in Japan". (2011) 13 Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal 54 - 95.
14. "Why Is the Japanese Supreme Court So Conservative?", (2011) 88 Washington University Law Review 1375 - 1423.
15. "The Voting rights of Japanese citizens living abroad", (2007) 5:2 International Journal of Constitutional Law 332 - 342.
16. "Development Note: Japan: The Supreme Court and the Separation of Church and State", (2004) 2:3 International Journal of Constitutional Law 534 - 545.
17. "A Comment upon the Role of the Judiciary in Japan". (1988) 35 Osaka University Law Review 17 - 28.
18. "The Reapportionment Cases in Japan: Constitutional Law, Politics, and the Japanese Supreme Court", (1986) 33 Osaka University Law Review 17 - 46.
(d)BOOK REVIEWS IN ENGLISH
1. Beer, Lawrence. 1986. Review of: Freedom of Expression in Japan: A Study in Comparative Law, Politics and Society. American Journal of Comparative Law. 34 (1986): pp. 583 - 587.
(2) PUBLICATION IN JAPANESE
(a)BOOKS IN JAPANESE
1. Hajimeteno houritsugaku [Introduction to Law], 6th ed. 277 pages, co-authored with Takaaki Matsumiya and Hiroo Sono, Tokyo: Yuhikaku 2020
2. Kihontekijinken no jikenbo [Fundamental Human Rights Case Files] (co-authors Toshiyuki Munesue et al, 6th edition Yuhikaku 2019), pp274
3. Hanzai kagaisha to hyougen no jiyu [Criminal Offenders and Freedom of Expression], (Tokyo: Iwanami 2018 , pp 265
4. Hajimeteno houritsugaku [Introduction to Law], 5th ed. 277 pages, co-authored with Takaaki Matsumiya and Hiroo Sono, Tokyo: Yuhikaku 2017
5. Internet ho [Internet Law] edited Tokyo: Yuhikaku 2016, pp369
6. Starbucks de latte wo nominagara kenpou wo kangaeru [Reflections on the Constitution] edited. Tokyo: Yuhikaku 2016, pp312
7. Kihontekijinken no jikenbo [Fundamental Human Rights Case Files] (co-authors Toshiyuki Munesue et al, 5th edition Yuhikaku 2015), pp232
8. Cinema de hougaku [Introduction to Law through Movie Screen] (co-editor Susumu Noda, new edition Yuhikaku 2014) pp290
9. Internet no kenpougaku [Internet and the Constitution] (new edition, Iwanami shoten 2014), pp489
10. Matsumiya, Takaaki and Hiroo Sono. Hajimeteno houritsugaku [Introduction to Law]. 4th ed. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2014. 273 pages.
11. Nihonkoku kenpouwo kangaeru [Reconsidering the Japanese Constitution]. 3rd ed. Osaka: Osaka Univ. Press, 2014. 286 pages.
12. Hyougenno jiyu to meiyokison [Defamation and Freedom of Expression]. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2013. 444 pages.
13. Toshokan to hyougenno jiyu [Library and Freedom of Expression]. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2013. 260 pages.
14. Constitution of Canada. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, 2012. 347 pages.
15. Introduction to American Constitution. 7th ed. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2012. 475 pages.
16. Munesue, Toshiyuki, Masahiro Akasaka, Shigenori Matsui, Eiji Sasada, Teruki Tsunemoto and Masato Ichikawa. Civil Rights Case File. 4th edition. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2011. 269 pages.
17. Law in Context: Kenpou (Constitution). Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2010. 388 pages.
18. Reconsidering the Japanese Constitution. 2nd ed. Osaka: Osaka University Press, 2010. 276 pages.
19. Takahashi, Kazuyuki, Shigenori Matsui and Hidemi Suzuki. The Internet and Law. 4th ed. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2010. 375 pages.
61. Mass Media and Law. Tokyo: Koubundou, 1988. 344 pages.
1. Judicial Review v. Democracy--An Inquiry into the Nature and Limits of Legitimate Constitutional Interpretation by the Judiciary. Stanford Law School. (1986).
(c)BOOK CHAPTERS IN JAPANESE
1. Kanada kara mita France kenpo—Quebec shu toiu dokuji no shakai [French Constitution from Canadian Perspective: Quebec as a Distinct Society], in Seiji hendo to rikkenshugi no tenkai [Political Change and Development of Constitutionalism], edited by Miyoko Tusjimura, 183-213 (Tokyo: Shinzansha 2017)
2. Internet no hattatsu to tokushoku [Development of the Internet and Its Characteristics], in Internet ho [Internet Law], Tokyo: Yuhikaku 2015, p1-24
3. Yasurakani shinasete hoshii: Songenshi no kenri oyobi anrakushi no kenri [Just Let Me Die Peacefully: Right to Die with Dignity and Right to an Euthanasia], in Starbucks de latte wo nominagara kenpou wo kangaeru[Reflections on the Constitution], Tokyo: Yuhikaku 2015, p1-31
4. "Meibunkonkyo wokaku kihontekijinken no hoshou [Constitutional Protection of Unenumerated Rights]". Kenpousosho no genjoubunseki [Current Problems in Constitutional Litigation]. Ed. Hidenori Tomatsu and Yasuji Nosaka. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2012. 142 - 164.
5. "Freedom of Expression on the Internet". The Internet and Law. Ed. Kazuyuki Takahashi and Hidemi Suzuki. 4th ed. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2010. 15 - 51.
6. "The Rehnquist Court and Federalism". Popular Sovereignty and Rule of Law. Ed. Masanori Shiyake, Kouichi Yonezawa, Shigenori Matsui, Masato Ichikawa and kazumasa Doi. Tokyo: Seibundou, 2008. 103 - 129.
7. "On "Populist Constitutionalism"". State and Law in Contemporary Society. Ed. Koji Sato, Tsuyoshi Hiramatsu, Masanori Shiyake and Takahiro Hattori. Tokyo: Seibundou, 2007. 353 - 376.
8. "On Citizen Suit". Development and Contemporary Structure of State Governed by Law. Ed. Takenori Murakami, Akio Takahashi and Kazuhiko Matsumoto. Kyoto: Houritsubunkasha, 2007. 351 - 415.
9. "Merger of UFJ Group and Mitsubishi Group and the Right of Access to the Courts". UFJ v. Sumitomo Trust v. Mitsubishi Tokyo: Legal Risks of Merger and Acquisition. Ed. Masafumi Nakahigashi. Tokyo: Nihonhyouronsha, 2005. 108 - 121.
10. Matsui, Shigenori and Noriyuki Inoue. "Constitutional Litigation and Democracy". Listening to Constitutional Scholars. Ed. Noriyuki Inoue, Go Koyama and Hajime Yamamoto. Tokyo: Nihonhyouronsha, 2004. 217 - 239.
11. "Significance of Freedom of Expression of Mass Media". Freedom and Social Responsibility of Mass Media. Tokyo: Minerva, 2004. 2 - 24.
12. Matsui, Shigenori and Shigeru Takahashi. "Administrative Procedure". Dialogue on Administrative Law. Ed. Katsuya Uga, Youichi Ohashi and Shigeru Takahashi. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2003. 111 - 128.
13. "Meaning of the Executive Power and the Status of Prime Minister Reconsidered". Law and Politics in Twenty-First Century. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2002. 1 - 60.
14. "Freedom of Information and Personal Data Protection". New Systematic Studies on Court Practice: Defamation and Privacy Litigations. Tokyo: Seirinshoin, 2001. 424 - 436.
15. "From Jurisprudence of "Just Leave Me Alone" to Jurisprudence of "Let's Join Together"". Re-Reading Japanese Constitution. Ed. Masako Kamiya. Tokyo: Nihonkeizaishinbunsha, 2000. 84 - 105.
16. "Defamation and Freedom of Expression". Contemporary Tort Actions: Invasion of Rights. Vol. 2 of 12. Tokyo: Nihonhyouronsha, 1998. 79 - 114.
17. "Half Century of Constitutional Decisions of the Supreme Court". Japanese Constitution: Its Half Century. Vol. 2 of 2. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 1998. 203 - 280.
18. "Significance of the Process Theory". Judiciary and Contemporary Constitutionalism. Tokyo: Seirinshoin, 1998. 67 - 114.
19. "Fairness Doctrine Reconsidered". Law and Information. Tokyo: Sinzansha, 1997. 305 - 339.
20. "Fairness Doctrine in the United States". Human Rights in Modern Government. Kyoto: Houritsubunkasha, 1997. 351 - 402.
21. "Freedom of Expression in Japan". Jurist Supplement: Media in Transition. Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 1997. 221 - 227.
22. "Freedom of Expression in Japan". Law in Contemporary Japan. Vol. 10 of 15. Tokyo: Iwanami, 1997. 53 - 82.
23. "Constitutional Theory of Michael J. Perry". Contemporary Judicial Review. 1996. 86 - 121.
24. "Mass Media law in the United States". Mass Media Law in the World. Kyoto: Saganoshoin, 1996. 84 - 110.
112. "Historical Development of Procedural Due Process in Non-Criminal Settings in the United States (1)". Hougaku-ronsou. 106.4 (1980): 21 - 56.
113. "Historical Development of Procedural Due Process in Non-Criminal Settings in the United States (2)". Hougaku-ronsou. 106.6 (1980): 44 - 77.
114. "Historical Development of Procedural Due Process in Non-Criminal Settings in the United States (3)". Hougaku-ronsou. 107.1 (1980): 72 - 100.
115. "Historical Development of Procedural Due Process in Non-Criminal Settings in the United States (4)". Hougaku-ronsou. 107.4 (1980): 62 - 92.
116. "Historical Development of Procedural Due Process in Non-Criminal Settings in the United States (5)". Hougaku-ronsou. 107.6 (1980): 20 - 43.
117. Sato, Kouji and Shigenori Matsui. "Diplomatic Secrecy and the Right to know". Hanrei-hyouron. 236 (1978): 116 - 128.
1. Victim Participation in the Criminal Process in Japan, Sep. 20, 2019, Hastings Law School, Japanese law symposium
2. Catastrophic Natural Disaster and Emergency, June 18-22, 2018, World Congress of Constitutional Law, Seoul, South Korea
3. The Constitution of Japan: Contextual Factors, in Constitutionalism in Asian Contexts, June 13 & 14, 2018, National University of Singapore, Singapore
4. What Is the Family in the Constitution?, ASLI 15th annual conference, May 10-11, 2018, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
5. Fundamental Human Rights and Traditional Japanese Values, 14th ASLI conference, May 28, 2017, University of Philippines, Manila
6. T-Rex, Jurassic Park and Nuclear Power: Nuclear Power Plants and the Courts after the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, JSAC conference October 2016, UBC
7. “Is My Number really My Number?: The National Identification Number System and the Right to Privacy in Japan, 13th ASLI Conference, May 19, 2016, University Beijing Law School, in Beijing May 19, 2016
8. “Hate Speech Ban in Japan”
Keio Law School Tokyo, Japan Aug. 2015
9. “Challenge to Multiculturalism: Hate Speech Ban in Japan,” Japanese Study Association of Canada, Canadian Embassy, Tokyo, Japan May, 2015
10. “Hate Speech Ban in Japan,” University of Washington Law School, Apr. 7, 2015
11. “Prostitution and the Constitution” Keio Law School Tokyo, Japan Aug. 2014
12. Art of Judicial Creativity: Consumer Loans, Legislature and the Supreme Court of Japan
University of Washington Law School, Asia Law Center Seattle, U.S. Oct, 2012
13. Why Is the Japanese Supreme Court So Conservative? Washington University School of Law St. Louis, U.S. Sept, 2010
14. Comments on the Constitutional Precedents Washington University School of Law
St. Louis, U.S. Sept, 2010
15. The Protection of Copyright on the Internet in Japan (Invited) University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law Berkeley, U.S. Mar, 2009
16. How to Protect the Child from Sexual Offenders: The Megan's Law in the United States
Comparative Law Association Osaka University Osaka, Japan Jun, 2008
17. Anti-Terrorism Legislations and Civil Society in Japan (Invited) University of Iowa
Civil Society and Terrorism: The Impact of Anti-Terrorism Policy and Law on Civil Society in Comparative Perspective, University of Iowa Iowa, U.S. Apr, 2008
18. The Family and the Constitution in Japan (Invited) University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law Sho Sato Conference on Family Law in Japan, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, U.S. Mar, 2008
19. “Live Broadcasting of Video Play and the Copyright.” Video Game Conference, University of British Columbia Feb., 2015
20. Protection of Victims in Japan University of Hawaii School of Law Apr., 2011
22. Political Participation in Japan National Autonomous University, Mexico, World Congress of the International Association of Constitutional Law Mexico City, Mexico Nov., 2010
22 .Change of Government and the Future of Constitutional Amendment University of British Columbia Japan Study Association of Canada Vancouver, Canada Oct, 2010
23. Appointment of Supreme Court Judges in Canada Ritsumeikan University Kyoto, Japan Aug, 2010
24. Protection of Copyright on the Internet in Japan Tunghai University Taiwan Dec, 2009
25. Citizen Participation in Criminal Trial in Japan, National Chung Hsing University Taiwan
26. Protection of Copyright on the Internet in Japan Ling Tung University Taiwan
27. Protection of Victims of Crime in Japan University of British Columbia
2009 UBC Law-Korean University Law School International Workshop, University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada Oct, 2009
28. Introduction of the Citizen Judge System in Japan
Japan Studies Association of Canada University of Waterloo Waterloo, Canada Oct, 2008
29. Development of Equal Protection Clause jurisprudence and the Affirmative Action in the United States Japanese American Society for Legal Studies Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
30. History of the Japanese Supreme Court Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada, Jun, 2008
31. Freedom of Political Expression The Protection of Constitutional Rights in Modern Democracies: A Comparative Perspective, University of Pescara, Pescara, Italy Dec, 2007
32. Introduction of Law School in Japan, Centre for Asian Legal Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Nov, 2007
33. Intellectual Property High Court Conference on New Courts in Asia University of Victoria
Victoria, Canada Jul, 2007
34. The Rehnquist Court and Federalism Comparative Law AssociationHokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan Jun, 2007
35. The Introduction of Law School System in Japan Workshop on Practice-Oriented Legal Education: Comparative Research on the Legal Clinic, Internship, Externship, and Continuing Education in Canada, USA, UK and Japan, Korea University, Soule, Korea, Jun, 2007
36. Internet Law in Japan, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law
Legal Studies Diner Seminar, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Nov, 2006
37. Amending the Constitution or Enacting a New Constitution?: The Japanese Constitution at the Crossroad, University of British Columbia, Center for Japanese Research, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Nov, 2006
38. Public Security and Constitutional Rights on the Internet The Law and Computer Association of Japan Conference on Security, Private Autonomy, and Procedural Justice,
Tokyo, Japan Nov, 2004
39. The ISP's Liability in Japan International Institute for Advanced Studies Symposium: New Technology and Build of Law Model, Nara, Japan Dec, 2002
40. Juvenile Justice at the Crossroad: Lessons from Japan University of British Columbia Symposium: Japan and Canada in Comparative Perspective: Social and Political Change in the New Millennium, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Nov, 2002
41. The Internet and the Constitution Japan Association of Public Law Scholars Public Law and the Deflection of the State, Kyoto, Japan Oct, 2001
42. The Constitution and Administrative Procedure Japan Association of Public Law Scholars
Fukuoka, Japan Oct, 1993