|科目の目的・到達目標||The main aim of the course is to describe the basic principles and concepts of Japanese constitutional law from a comparative and cultural perspective. At the end of the course, students are expected to do explain the key characteristics of the Japanese constitutional system.|
|授業の概要||This course focuses on the basics of the Japanese constitutional system including the governmental sttucture and human rights with comparative legal perspectives. Prospective participants of this course are requested to read and understand following remarks.
(1) The course language is not Japanese but English.
(2) Key concepts and cases will be taught through interactive class discussion.
(3) This course is jointly taught by Prof. Tatsuya Kitai (Faculty of Law), Prof. Nobuyuki Sato (Law School), Prof. Peter Thornton (Faculty of Law) and Prof. Hitochi Ushijima (Faculty of Law).
(4) This course is open to graduate students as well.
|授業計画||1. Introduction to the course
2. Introduction to the Japanese Constitutional Law: Brief history of the Constitution of Japan (CoJ)
3. Basic Structure of the CoJ (1): Sovereign
4. Basic Structure of the CoJ (2): Separation of Powers and Local Government
5. Basic Structure of the CoJ (3): Fundamental Human Rights
6. Specific theme and Cases (1): Equality Right
7. Specific theme and Cases (2): Voting Rights
8. Specific theme and Cases (3): Freedom of Expression
9. Specific theme and Cases (4): Mass Media and Freedom of Expression
10. Specific theme and Cases (5): Privacy Protection
11. Specific theme and Cases (6): Religions Right and Shintonism (a)
12. Specific theme and Cases (7): Religions Right and Shintonism (b)
13. Specific theme and Cases (8): Administrative State and Human Rights
14. Specific theme and Cases (9): Society and State / Civil Code and Constitution
|評価方法||Attendance 20%、 presentation 30% and final essay 50%. Participants have to write and file a short (at least single-spaced 2 pages) essay on the Constitution of Japan from a comparative point of legal studies.|
No textbook. Instead, handouts ,materials and cases shall be delivered.
Shigenori Matsui, "The Constitution of Japan: A Contextual Analysis
(Constitutional Systems of the World)", Hart Publishing, 2011.
|授業外の学習活動||Handouts, materials and cases shall be delivered at least 1 week prior to the class. Follow the instructions in the handouts.
If participants have questions out of class, they can reach Prof, Nobuyuki Sato via e-mail and his office at Ichigaya Campus (Rm.1555).