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Japanese Law A-Z

Japanese Law-Related Resources by Topic or Type (A-Z)

Legal Aid

Legal Citations

Legal Databases: UW Subscribes

Legal Databases UW does not Subscribe

Legal History

Legal History: Print

  • 公事方御定書 | Kujikata Osadamegaki
    • Related Books in the Gallagher Law Library
      • Japanese feudal law. 
        KNX134.A3 E5 1979 CLAS (Classified Stacks) View in Online Catalog
      • 江戶の刑法 : 御定書百箇条 | Edo no keihō : osadamegaki hyakkajō.
        KNX136 .O475 1978 CLAS (Classified Stacks) View in Online Catalog
      • 定本御定書の硏究 | Teihon Osadamegaki no kenkyū.
        | KNX136 .O48 1968 CLAS (Classified Stacks) View in Online Catalog
      • Japanese feudal laws, III. The Tokugawa legislation. Part IV, The edict in 100 sections. J.C. Hall, Translator.
        KNX136.A3 E5 1913 CLAS (Classified Stacks) View in Online Catalog

Legal Workers

Legal Workers in Japan and the U.S
Legal Worker Type (Japanese)
Legal Worker Type (English)
U.S. Equivalent
(Hōmu Daijin)
Minister of Justice  Attorney General of the United States  
Judge Judge  
Prosecutor Prosecutor  
Attorney Attorney  
(Shihō Shoshi)
Judicial Scrivener Notary/Paralegal Requires special training and test.  Complex duties;  Often handle matters handled by attorneys in the U.S.
(Gyōsei Shoshi)
Administrative Scrivener Notary/Paralegal [Same as above]
Patent Attorney Patent Attorney See Japan Patent Attorneys Association

Legislative System