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Significant Reform of Japanese Private International Law

The most significant reform of Japanese private international law for more than a century has been completed with the enactment of a new Act. The new Act, Ho no Tekiyo ni Kansuru Tsusoku Ho, will come into effect on 1st January 2007. The reform is far-reaching and covers, inter alia, contract, tort, unjust enrichment, and assignment of rights.

For further details, see Koji Takahashi, “A Major Reform of Japanese Private International Law” (2006) 2 Journal of Private International Law 311, due out this month.

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