Courts & Justice Law Journal
Advocatus Iustitia Aeque
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ARTICLE | VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1
Independence of Judiciary and Judges and Techniques of Interpretation in Japan
by Professor Yuichiro Tsuji, Meiji University Law School
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This principle of judicial independence is also true of the Japanese judiciary. The Japanese judiciary and constitutional scholars have incorporated US legal studies and have developed skills of legal interpretation to maintain the independence of the judiciary. Not only the judicial branch, but the individual judges are also independent and are bound to the law and their professional conscience. Urawa and Naganuma cases present some cases that suspect that the Japanese judiciary and individual judges have been influenced by political considerations. Other cases such as judge Miyamoto case in Chapter 3 have suggested that the office of the Japanese Supreme Court may have an impact on individual judges.
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Andrew M. Crespo
Emily M. Strak