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Legal History

Legal History: Print

  • 公事方御定書 | Kujikata Osadamegaki
    • Brief English Outline and Explanation (PDF)
      Handout from presentation by Prof. Dan Henderson, July 12, 1994, at annual meeting of the American Association of Law Librarians, held in Seattle.
    • Related Books in the Gallagher Law Library
      • Japanese feudal law. 
        KNX134.A3 E5 1979 CLAS (Classified Stacks) View in Online Catalog
      • 江戶の刑法 : 御定書百箇条 | Edo no keihō : osadamegaki hyakkajō.
        KNX136 .O475 1978 CLAS (Classified Stacks) View in Online Catalog
      • 定本御定書の硏究 | Teihon Osadamegaki no kenkyū.
        | KNX136 .O48 1968 CLAS (Classified Stacks) View in Online Catalog
      • Japanese feudal laws, III. The Tokugawa legislation. Part IV, The edict in 100 sections. J.C. Hall, Translator.
        KNX136.A3 E5 1913 CLAS (Classified Stacks) View in Online Catalog

Legal Workers

Legal Workers in Japan and the U.S
Legal Worker Type (Japanese)
Legal Worker Type (English)
U.S. Equivalent
Comments
法務大臣
(Hōmu Daijin)
Minister of Justice  Attorney General of the United States  
裁判官
(Saibankan)
Judge Judge  
検察官
(Kensatsukan)
Prosecutor Prosecutor  
弁護士
(Bengoshi)
Attorney Attorney  
司法書士
(Shihō Shoshi)
Judicial Scrivener Notary/Paralegal Requires special training and test.  Complex duties;  Often handle matters handled by attorneys in the U.S.
行政書士
(Gyōsei Shoshi)
Administrative Scrivener Notary/Paralegal [Same as above]
弁理士
(Benrishi)
Patent Attorney Patent Attorney See Japan Patent Attorneys Association

Legislative System