Visit to Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar

I paid a short visit to the city of Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar to interview applicants, and interacted with young bureaucrats in Myanmar. I was able to learn a lot from them. One of them introduced me to the Assembly of Union in Myanmar. It is equipped with a »

Directors' compensation

Supreme Court, Third Petty Bench, 昭和42(オ)461, September 3, 1968, appeal from Nagoya High Court Other citations: 裁判集民 92号163頁; 金法 528号23頁; 金商 129号7頁 Translation: Sean McGinty Background This decision deals with the border line between the applicability of two provisions in the old Commercial Code which relate to the »

Juris-M 5.0 update now in beta

Juris-M is a reference manager with support for legal and multilingual citations, based on Zotero. After several months of "suspended development," it has been brought up to date. »

Interpretation of a will

Buildings and land are separately registered assets in Japanese property law. This raises an issue of the interpretation of a testator's intent in this Supreme Court appeal. »

Right of lessee occupation upon enforcement of mortgage

Prior to a July 25, 2003 revision to the Civil Code, certain short-term leases survived foreclosure, unless collusive against the mortgagee. This case, overruled before the revision, concerns the right of the mortgagee to obtain vacant possession before auction. »

Minority rights in multi-building condominiums

The Condominium Act includes cram-down provisions applicable to collective decisions to reconstruct, which differ between single- and multi-building developments. This case challenges the latter under the Constitution. »

Alumni meet-up

A trip by Frank Bennett to Phnom Penh, to conduct interviews for the JDS program, was the occasion for a meeting among several alumni of the Graduate School of Law. We met on January 31, 2018. The venue was Sourkea Restaurant in Sangkat Boeung Kok 2, the food was excellent, »

Bailment by overstaying lessee

In this case, a lessee who incurred expenses for repair of property damaged in a typhoon asserts a bailment of the lease pending compensation. »

Commercial bailment of warehouse space

(2005-05-28) This case concerns a claim of commercial bailment over leased property in the context of a family business incorporated as a limited corporation. »