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The Territory of Japan

The Territory of Japan

Its History and Legal Basis

Serita Kentaro
Translated by Alex Meyer

Political Science

¥2,700

Published by JPIC | Hardcover | ISBN 978-4-86658-016-6 | 264 pages | 210mm (h) x 148mm (w) | March 2018

About the Book

The Northern Territories, Takeshima, and the Senkaku Islands—what exactly is the territorial extent of Japan? To answer this fundamental question, the author, an authority on international law, retraces and analyzes the history of negotiations over these territories, while also setting forth his vision of the future of issues concerning territorial land, air, and sea.

Chapter 1 Development of Japan’s Territory

Chapter 2 The Northern Territories (Kunashiri Island, Etorofu Island, Habomai Islands, and Shikotan Island)

Chapter 3 The Senkaku Islands

Chapter 4 Takeshima

Chapter 5 Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone

Chapter 6 Exclusive Economic Zones between Japan and the Republic of Korea, and Japan and China

Chapter 7 A Proposal for Stability and Coexistence in East Asia

Chapter 8 Territorial Air Space and Air Defense Identification Zones

About the Author

SERITA Kentaro

SERITA Kentaro was born in 1941 in former Manchuria. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Kyoto University. He has served as Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law at Kobe University from 1981; Dean of the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies at Kobe University from 1994; and Professor Emeritus at Kobe University from 2004. He was also formerly the Dean of the Law School at Aichi Gakuin University and President of Kyoto Notre Dame University.

He is an expert in international law and international human rights law, and author of works that include Kenpo to kokusai kankyo (Japan’s Constitution in the International Environment (revised edition)), Kokusai jinken joyaku shiryoshu (The International Bill of Human Rights (document collection)), Eijuusha no kenri (The Rights of Permanent Residents), Fuhenteki kokusai shakai no seiritsu to kokusaiho (Building on the Global Community and International Law), Shima no ryoyu to keizai suiiki no kyokai kakutei (Sovereignty over Islands and the Delimitation of Economic Zones), and various international treaties. In 2017, he received the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon for his academic achievements.

内容紹介

北方四島、竹島、そして尖閣諸島・・・・・・。戦後、領土をめぐる国家間の主張の対立は、解決されることなくつづき、時にそれが大きな問題を引き起こしている。はたして、どこまでが「日本国」なのか。根源的な問いに、国際法の権威が領土問題の交渉史を分析し、領土、領空、領海問題の未来を展望する。

著者紹介

芹田健太郎

1941年中国(旧満州)生まれ。京都大学大学院から神戸商船大学助手。のち講師、助教授を経て、81年神戸大学法学部教授。この間フランス政府給費留学生としてパリ大学に研修出張。

現在、神戸大学大学院教授。専攻:国際法。

主著『憲法と国際環境』補訂版(有信堂高文社、1992)、『国際人権条約・資料集』(同、1982)、『永住者の権利』(信山社出版、1991)、『普遍的国際社会の成立と国際法』(有斐閣、1996)『島の領有と経済水域の境界画定』(有信堂高文社、1999)『亡命。難民保護の諸問題1』(北樹出版、2000)『21世紀の国際化論』(兵庫ジャーナル社、2001)など。

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