On Friday July 17, 2015, 55 judges including the Supreme Court judge from Thailand visited the Chuo University Law School at Ichigaya Campus and met with Dean Shizuo Fukuhara along with other faculty members.
Chuo University has signed a partnership agreement with the Office of the Judiciary of Thailand. The visit was a part of a training program held in Japan.
Members of the Thai judges visited the moot courtroom on the Ichigaya Campus. Afterwards, the guests met with Dean Fukuhara, Professors Shintaro Kato, Takao Nakayama, Yachiko Yamada, and Hanae Ishizuka to exchange information about the judicature and responsibilities of judges in Thailand and Japan. The visitors expressed a deep interest in the Japanese court system as well as the joint judge-jury system, and there was an active discussion relating to the topic.
We look forward to further exchanges in the future.