Some brief conclusions at the time of the economic opening between the Levant and the Couchant, by P.Y. Monjal

The initiative of our colleague Professor Olivia Tambou is remarkable for two reasons. On the one hand, she has been able to bring one of the world’s most important trade agreements to light after its entry into force. However, in 2019, the Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Japan went relatively unnoticed in the mainstream media and the public opinion. The agreement with … Continuer de lire Some brief conclusions at the time of the economic opening between the Levant and the Couchant, by P.Y. Monjal

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EU-Japan mutual adequacy decision, by Hiroshi Miyashita

Both the European Commission and Japanese Personal Information Protection Commission (PPC) publicised their adequacy decisions on 23 January 2019. While the EU gave adequacy decision to the first third country under the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and the first Asian country Japan issued its first equivalency decision under the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (APPI). It is not easy … Continuer de lire EU-Japan mutual adequacy decision, by Hiroshi Miyashita

Intellectual Property in the context of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan, Dr. Karl-Friedrich Lenz

The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan has many Articles written over hundreds of pages. One of the areas it is concerned with is intellectual property, in Chapter 14 of the EPA, in Articles 14-1 to 14-55, with over 9,500 words not counting relevant Annexes. This article will try to give some information on what has changed in Japanese intellectual property law as … Continuer de lire Intellectual Property in the context of the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan, Dr. Karl-Friedrich Lenz

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EU-Japan Cooperation in the security field from the perspective of Japan’s Legal Framework, Fumi YOSHIMOTO

The aim of this paper is to examine the current state of the EU-Japan security relationship from the perspective of Japan’s legal framework. While the typical partner both for the EU and Japan is the US and it can be said that “the prospect of a Japan- EU security alliance may seem about meaningful as a relationship between a bald and comb”, as said Midford … Continuer de lire EU-Japan Cooperation in the security field from the perspective of Japan’s Legal Framework, Fumi YOSHIMOTO

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The significance of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan in International Order, Yumiko Nakanishi

Given the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and South Korea and Japan, Japanese industries with South Korean competitors, particularly want an FTA with the EU. The 20th EU-Japan Summit took place in Brussels on 28 May 2011, shortly after the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March 2011. The joint press statement from the summit referred to the Year of Solidarity … Continuer de lire The significance of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan in International Order, Yumiko Nakanishi

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Opening Remarks on the e-conference on EU-Japan Relations, Olivia Tambou

The purpose of this small post is to contextualize the future papers of this e-conference on EU- Japan relations. Why an e-conference on EU-Japan relations? The year 2020 marks the first anniversary of the new step in EU-Japan relations within the provisional application of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Japan, of the other … Continuer de lire Opening Remarks on the e-conference on EU-Japan Relations, Olivia Tambou

The Right to Be Forgotten and its ramifications in Taiwan, China and Japan, by Piao Hao Hsu

Abstract: The Google Spain Judgment from the Court of Justice of European Union on the right to be forgotten (RTBF) in 2014 has generated enormous echo all over the globe. To examine the normative influence of EU as well as how RTBF is unfolded in regions where values of privacy differ, the RTBF cases in Taiwan, China and Japan are presented and compared. Though still … Continuer de lire The Right to Be Forgotten and its ramifications in Taiwan, China and Japan, by Piao Hao Hsu

Current situation of discussions on Right to Be Forgotten in Japan, by Shizuo Fujiwara

Résumé: Depuis l’arrêt Google Spain, des demandes de suppression de résultats de recherche ont abouti y compris devant les tribunaux japonais. Plus d’une cinquantaine d’affaires ont été jugées. Concernant un historique d’arrestations liées à la prostitution d’enfants, les tribunaux inférieurs étaient en désaccord sur l’opportunité d’une suppression. Ainsi, le tribunal de Saitama a été le premier à juger que “les gens ont un droit à … Continuer de lire Current situation of discussions on Right to Be Forgotten in Japan, by Shizuo Fujiwara