BOOKS / 出版物

Japan's Approach to Legal and Judicial Development in Developing Countries

Japan's Approach to Legal and Judicial Development in Developing Countries

Building Trust and Partnership

English edition edited by Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture (JPIC)

Published Titles / Political Science


Published by JPIC | 978-4-86658-130-9 (Hardcover) | 304 pages | 210mm (h) x 148mm (w) | June 2020

About the Book

Beginning with the drafting of Vietnam’s civil law in 1996, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has supported the “making of laws” in developing countries including Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. This is a field of cooperation unique to Japan, originating from its experience studying foreign legal systems during the Meiji Restoration.

Today, Official Development Assistance (ODA) is considered one of the pillars of Japan’s rule of law promotion. JICA has collected documents relating to its 20 years of work, along with interviews with those involved in rule of law promotion from Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and more.

Clashes over wariness towards foreigners and differences in understanding of legal terminology… This is a record of the obstacles overcome by the people of developing nations who wanted to draft their own national laws, and the Japanese lawyers who supported them, as well as their sincere efforts, struggles, and challenges. This is a recommended book for those interested in international cooperation, as well as those who want to know more about the rule of law promotion process.

About the Author

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is the executing agency of Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA). Under its vision, “Leading the world with trust,” JICA is strengthening its efforts to realize Human Security while also leveraging the value of innovation and partnerships in order to tackle the challenges of today.












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Original Japanese Edition / 原書情報

世界を変える日本式「法づくり」 途上国とともに歩む法整備支援

世界を変える日本式「法づくり」 途上国とともに歩む法整備支援

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