• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Non Language Asian Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
Accessing Japanese Law: Contemporary Issues in Japanese Law and Society (ASIA3020)

This course has three components. First, the course has a general substantive law component in which deeper exploration of a variety of Japanese legal areas may be explored. The specific areas of law will be decided depending upon the students' interests and background in the first week of the course following consultation between the lecturer and students. This is particularly necessary as the survey nature of ASIA2032 does not allow coverage of many important areas or does not allow sufficiently deep investigation of other areas. Second, the course will have a practical skills component using video negotiation with students in Tokyo to test theories of Japanese legal consciousness, Japanese negotiation, Japanese contracting, and Japanese dispute resolution. Students with sufficient language skills will be encouraged to negotiate wholly or partially in Japanese language. This portion of the course seeks to provide an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and thereby gain the concomitant benefits. Third, the course has a component for personal research in Japanese law. This portion of the course will be largely directed by the students' own research projects in an area of Japanese law. This portion seeks to both engage students in directing their own education and to prepare them for more significant research projects such as Honours or work demands.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on (1) student preparation and participation in class discussions (10%), (2) participation and documentation of video negotiation (40%), and (3) brief class presentation (10%) and paper (40%) on a topic of student's choice. The word limits and other duration requirements will be set consistent with University policy.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed 84 units of courses towards a degree program including ASIA1025 and ASIA1030.

Preliminary Reading

A printed course 'brick' and / or handouts will be provided after consultation with the students.'

Assumed Knowledge

Prior completion of ASIA2032 "Japanese Law and Society" OR enrolled student in Law with 14 university courses (84 units) complete.




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1452
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2190
2005 $2190
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2014 $3246
2013 $3240
2012 $3240
2011 $3240
2010 $3240
2009 $3240
2008 $3240
2007 $3240
2006 $3240
2005 $3234
2004 $2916
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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