This book is the result of an international cooperation launched through an e-conference organised from May 2020 to July 2020 on blogdroiteuropeen, for its fourth anniversary. It brings together ten papers of legal academics or practionners from the EU and Japan. The e-conference and this book were organised by Yumiko Nakanishi, Professor of European Union Law at the Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, and Dr. Olivia Tambou, Associate Professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine, Editor of Blogdroiteuropeen. Special thanks to both Dr. Edoardo Stopionni and Dr. Alessandra Donati, senior research fellows at the Max Planck Institute of Luxembourg and members of the blogdroiteuropeen team, for their contribution to the organisation of the e-conference.
This book aims at giving a cross-view of the evolution of the EU and Japan relations. In its first part, this book analyses the new strategic Partnership Agreement between EU and Japan. After an overview of the international significance of this new agreement, the Human Rights approach and the cooperation in the field of security are discussed. The second part focuses on five important sectorial aspects of the Economic Partnership Agreement between EU and Japan: the rules of origin, intellectual property, the precautionary principle, governmental procurement, and personal data transfers.
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