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This website offers a searchable view of “AN INDEX TO JAPANESE LAW: A Bibliography of Western Language Materials 1867-1973” as compiled by Rex Coleman and John Owen Haley. The Index was established in 1975, as a special issue of Law in Japan: An Annual, a publication of the Japanese American Society for Legal Studies. Regular supplements were published in volumes 7-11, and a later update appeared in volume 23 of the same journal in 1990.
The online version presented here is offered with the permission of the Japanese American Society for Legal Studies, and covers material published between 1867 and 1978: the 1990 update has been excluded for copyright reasons.
Searches by Title, Author, Year of Publication, Publisher, Language and Journal are supported, as well as filtering by category. Search returns include a PDF image of the original page of Law in Japan on which the entry appears. Journal abbreviations used in preparation of the original Index may be accessed via the Abbreviations button. Category assignments in this initial version may not be accurate, and may be amended in a future release.