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Court Decisions in Japanese

Court Decisions in Print: Japanese

  • 判例時報(判時)| Hanrei jihō (Hanji).
    One of the two main commercial sources for the text of Japanese court cases. Hanrei taimuzu is the other. Three times a month.
    Library's subscription canceled December 2015.
    KNX19.A35 .H64 at CLAS (Classified Stacks) View in Online Catalog
  • 判例タイムズ(判タ)| Hanrei taimuzu (Hanta).
    One of the two main commercial sources for the text of Japanese court cases. Twice a month.
    KNX19.A35 .H36 at CLAS (Classified Stacks) View in Online Catalog
  • 最高裁判所判例集 (民事・刑事)| Saikō Saibansho hanreishū. (Minshū, Keishū)]. KNX18.A31948 at CLAS (Classified Stacks). View in Online Catalog
    Official print source for Supreme Court decisions
  • 最高裁判所裁判集. 刑事 | Saikō Saibansho saibanshū. Keiji
    Unique source for "unpublished" Supreme Court criminal decisions not available elsewhere in print
    KNX3796.3.S35 at CLAS (Classified Stacks). View in Online Catalog
  • 最高裁判所裁判集. 民事 | Saikō Saibansho saibanshū. Minji
    Unique source for "unpublished" Supreme Court civil decisions not available elsewhere in print
    KNX496.3 .S35 at CLAS (Classified Stacks). View in Online Catalog
  • 高等裁判所判例集 (高刑集・高民集) | Kōtō Saibansho hanreishū. (Kōkeishū, Kōminshū).
    KNX19 .A31948 at CLAS (Classified Stacks). View in Online Catalog
  • 下級裁判所刑事裁判例集 (下刑集) | Kakyū saibansho keiji saiban reishū (Kakeishū).
    KNX19 .A31948 at CLAS (Classified Stacks). View in Online Catalog
  • 下級裁判所民事裁判例集 (下民集) | Kakyū Saibansho minji saiban reishū (Kaminshū).
    KNX496.3 .K35 at CLAS (Classified Stacks). View in Online Catalog
  • 労働関係民事裁判例集 (労民集) | Rōdō kankei minji saiban reishū (Rōminshū). 
    CEASED PUBLICATION with no. 5/6 of 1997.
    KNX1266.3 .R62 at CLAS (Classified Stacks). View in Online Catalog
  • 知的財産権関係民事・行政判例集(知的裁集) | Chiteki zaisanken kankei minji, gyōsei saiban reishū. (Chiteki Saishū).
    CEASED PUBLICATION with no. 30 of 1998.
    KNX1155.A57 M87 at CLAS (Classified Stacks). View in Online Catalog
  • 行政事件裁判例集 (行裁判集)| Gyōsei jiken saiban reishū (Gyōsaishū).
    CEASED PUBLICATION with vol. 48, no. 12 (1997).
    KNX24.3 .A31950 at CLAS (Classified Stacks). View in Online Catalog

Court Decisins Pre 1945

Online

Collection of Decisions of the Japan Great Court of Cassation / Supreme Court: National Diet Library Digital Collection
日本-大審院・最高裁判所判例集: 国立国会図書館デジタルコレクション| Nihon, Daishin’in, Saikō Saibansho hanreishū: Kokuritsu Kokkai Toshokan dejitaru korekushon.
https://rnavi.ndl.go.jp/politics/entry/Japan-hanrei-sup.php. Japanese.
The National Diet Library’s Digital Collection currently provides digitized versions of many pre-World War II cases for free online.

Print
  • [Collection of criminal decisions of the Great Court of Cassation]
    大審院刑事判決録 | Daishin’in keiji hanketsuroku (Tokyo: Tokyo Chiho Daigaku, 189?).
    KNX3796.3 .T35 (Classified Stacks) View in Online Catalog
  • [Collection of civil decisions of the Great Court of Cassation]
    大審院民事判例集 | Daishin’in minji hanreishu (Tokyo: Hosokai, 1922-1946).
    KNX496.3 .J363 (Classified Stacks) View in Online Catalog
  • [Collection of criminal decisions of the Great Court of Cassation]
    大審院刑事判例集 | Daishin’in keiji hanreishu (Tokyo: Hosokai, 1922-1946).
    KNX3796.3 .T352 (Classified Stacks) View in Online Catalog