2018 CLS Summer Program Introduction to Japanese Law

Monday, August 6th, 2018 - Friday, August 10th, 2018

Hosted by Chuo Law School and Law School Academy, Tokyo JAPAN
Contact: cls-ijle@tamajs.chuo-u.ac.jp

Chuo University Ichigaya Campus

Chuo Law School (CLS) will host a summer program titled “Introduction to Japanese Law in English” this summer.
This one-week program will focus on the basic structure of Japan’s legal system and legal culture, and some specific topics on Japanese law.  All lectures will be provided in English by professors at CLS and are open to law students from around the world.  The program also includes optional study visits to law firm, court, and museum.
No academic credit is offered for this program; however, those who complete the course will be eligible to receive a certificate of participation.

Note: This program is offered through “Chuo University Law School Academy,” a division of Chuo University for Chuo Law School’s public outreach.
Note: This is the initial outline of the program. Details are subject to change.
Note: Students from some countries or regions are required to obtain a visa before traveling to Japan. Please consult the Japanese government’s visa information at: http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/visa/index.html
If you are a student at a university or a college which has a friendship agreement with Chuo University, you are able to expect procedural assistance from Chuo to obtain a visa.

Outline of the Program

Monday, August 6- Friday, August 10, 2018.
Chuo University Ichigaya Campus (central Tokyo) 42-8 Ichigaya-Honmura-cho, Shinjuku-ku Tokyo 162-8473 JAPAN
3 min. walk from “Akebonobashi” station (2 stops from Shinjuku station on Toei-Shinjuku subway line)

JPY 30,000 for 5-day course.
Airfare and accommodation costs are not included.
Local transportation and museum admission costs are not included.
Tuition shall be paid on the first day of the program, Aug.6, in cash (JPY).
Transportation and Accommodations:
CLS has no housing of its own in central Tokyo. However, please feel free to consult CLS about accommodations.
For information about accommodations and related matters, please contact cls-ijle@tamajs.chuo-u.ac.jp .
Application and Deadline:
Applications shall be submitted by e-mail or FAX no later than July 27, 2018. However, the application period will close earlier if the maximum enrollment is reached before then.


  • Application Form for Individuals PDF Excel
  • Application Form for Group PDF Excel


Maximum enrollment: 40

Program (TENTATIVE, subject to change):
Monday, August 6
09:30 - 10:00            Registration and Orientation
10:00 - 13:00             Lecture 1 (Introduction of Japanese Legal System and culture from constitutional perspective) by Prof. Nobuyuki Sato, Chuo Law School
13:00-14:00               Welcome Lunch
Tuesday, August 7
09:30 - 12:30             Lecture 2 (Anti-monopoly law in Japan) by Prof. Kiyofumi Koutani, Chuo Law School
Afternoon Optional activity 1 (Tokyo District Court visit)

Wednesday, August 8
09:30 - 12:30             Lecture 3 (Corporate Governance in Japan) by Prof. Hisaei Chuck Ito, Chuo Law School
14:00 - 16:00             Law firm visit and Special Lecture (International Business Transaction in Practice) by Ex-Partner of the Baker & McKenzie, Prof. Hideo Ohta, Chuo Law School

Thursday, August 9
09:30 - 12:30             Lecture 4 (Refugee Law in Japan-Does it exist?) by Prof.Yasuzo Kitamura, Chuo Law School
Afternoon Optional activity 2 (Edo Tokyo Museum visit)
Friday, August 10
09:30 - 12:30             Lecture 5 (Introduction to Japanese Civil Law System) by Prof.Tatsuya Kitai, Undergraduate School of Law, Chuo University
13:00 - 15:00             Farewell Ceremony and Party
Note: This schedule is tentative, it is subject to change.
Note: All lectures will be given in English.
Note: Optional activities include (1) court visit and (2) museum and downtown visit guided by CLS professors.
Note: Local transportation and museum admission costs are not included.