2015 CLS Summer Program Introduction to Japanese Law (REMINDER)

Monday, August 10th, 2015 – Friday, August 14th, 2015 

Hosted by Chuo Law School and Law School Academy, Tokyo JAPAN

Chuo University Ichigaya CampusChuo 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: 
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 10 -Friday, August 14, 2015.

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.10, 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 

Application and Deadline: 
Applications shall be submitted by e-mail or FAX no later than July 24, 2015. 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: 60

Program : 
Monday, August 10
9:30 – 10:00 Registration and Orientation
10:00 – 13:00 Lecture 1 (Japanese Law, History, Culture and Constitution)
   by Prof. Nobuyuki Sato, Chuo Law School
Afternoon: Welcome Lunch

Tuesday, August 11
9:30 – 12:30 Lecture 2 (Japanese Business and Law)
   by Prof. Hisaei Chuck Ito, Chuo Law School
Afternoon: Optional Activity
Wednesday, August 12
9:30 – 12:30 Lecture 3 (Entertainment Law in Japan)
   by Prof. Daniel Allan Rosen, Chuo Law School
Afternoon: Optional Activity

Thursday, August 13
9:30 – 12:30 Lecture 4 (International Human Rights Protection in Japan)
   by Prof. Yasuzo Kitamura, Chuo Law School
Afternoon: Optional Activity

Friday, August 14
9:30 – 12:30 Lecture 5 (Introduction to Japanese Civil Law System)
   by Prof. Tatsuya Kitai, Undergraduate School of Law, Chuo University
Afternoon: Farewell & Certificate Reception
                   All official activities will be over at 15:00

Note: All lectures will be given in English.
Note: Optional activities include (1) law firm visit, (2) court visit and (3) the Edo Tokyo Museum visit guided by CLS professors.
Note: Local transportation and museum admission costs are not included.