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Welcome to Hanrei!! Hanrei is dedicated to the provision of summaries of important recent constitutional, civil and commercial law cases from Japan as well as articles and essays on a variety of topics relating to law in Japan.

The case summaries are organized by legal area and topic, and set out chronologically by the level of the deciding court. If you would like to receive summaries of cases as they are translated, please register below. Article or case summary submissions, or views on the presentation of this site should be addressed to editor@senrei.com.

We have recently added summaries of cases from 1998 and 1999 concerning constitutional law. Thanks for looking in.

-Jody Chafee, Editor
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