2022 CLS Summer Program Introduction to Japanese Law

Monday, August 8th, 2022 - Friday, August 12th, 2022

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

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.


IMPORTANT NOTE: On the application for participation by persons not currently residing in Japan (related to COVID-19 regulations)

Foreign nationals who are not currently residing in Japan are subject to the following conditions in order to participate in this program.

The Japanese government restricts the entry of foreign nationals into Japan, but it may allow them to enter the country and engage in activities without a quarantine period after entry ONLY IF the receiving institution makes an electronic application (via ERFS) to the Japanese government. This electronic application will be made by Chuo University.  For this purpose, the following information is required: (1) passport number and other related information, (2) proof of having received three vaccinations, and (3) reservation of a place to stay.  In addition, all travelers who will entry into Japan by ERFS procedure are requested to obtain a visa in advance.

Therefore, foreigners who are not currently residing in Japan and wish to participate in this program should contact us at cls-ijle-grp@g.chuo-u.ac.jp by email before applying for participation.  Applications without prior consultation will not be accepted.

Outline of the Program

Monday, August 8- Friday, August 12, 2022.
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.8, 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-grp@g.chuo-u.ac.jp .
Application and Deadline:
Applications shall be submitted by e-mail no later than June 24, 2022. 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 8
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 9
09:30 - 12:30     Lecture 2 (Corporate Governance in Japan)
Afternoon          Optional activity 1

Wednesday, August 10
09:30 - 12:30     Lecture 3 (Anti-monopoly law in Japan)
14:00 - 16:00     Optional activity 2

Thursday, August 11
09:30 - 12:30     Lecture 4 (International Law in Japan)
Afternoon          Optional activity 3
Friday, August 12
09:30 - 12:30     Lecture 5 (Introduction to Japanese Civil Law System)
12:30 - 14:30     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, (2) law firm visit, and (3) museum and downtown visit guided by CLS professors.
Note: Local transportation and museum admission costs are not included.