|科目の目的・到達目標||The main aim of the course is to introduce to students basic principles of Japanese constitutional law from a comparative and cultural perspective. At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to demonstrate an understanding of the key characteristics of the constitutional law. As an introductory course emphasis will be put on the cultural background of Japanese society.|
|授業の概要||This course deals with the main framework of the Japanese constitution.
The topics which we will cover will range from governmental structure to human rights. Key concepts and cases will be taught through interactive class discussions.
This class is jointly taught by Prof. Tatsuya Kitai (Faculty of Law)、 Prof. Hiroshi Miyashita (Faculty of Policy Studies)、 Prof. Nobuyuki Sato (Law School)、 Prof. Peter Thornton (Faculty of Law) and Prof. Hitochi Ushijima (Faculty of Law).
|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): Right to Privacy and Freedom of Expression 8a)
9. Specific theme and Cases (4): Right to Privacy and Freedom of Expression (b)
10. Specific theme and Cases (5): Right to Privacy and Freedom of Expression 8c)
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.|
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).