2019 Law (Civil Law) A

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Kaneko Hironao 
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Course description and aims

It is new project to learn about viriety of cultural understandings.
Foreign students and Japaense students can discuss on legal topics and understand legal system. (welcom a student who is unfamiliar with Japanese-Chiese characters)

This course deal with some legal problems that we would meet in daily life through news.
This course will help students removing some difficulty to study law because of some images of difficult. Students will aquire basic legal knowledge to avoid trouble to live as university students and adults.

Student learning outcomes

To understand basics of Japanese Law. It is important for you to protect yourself from ilegal matter and risks.
Students various countries will exchange and share basic law in their countries.


basic human right, contract, public order, tort, labor, litigation, consumer protection

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

We Welcom many Students form Abroad enrolled into this courses(unfamiliar with Japanese-Chiese characters)!
Slids will be prepared containing English. Discussion themes are not sepecified in Japan but also in each countries. This course refes the actual news in Japan and other counrties to assist understanding of basic legal knowledge. discussing with colleague to assure our understanding levels at the end of each lecture.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Guidance & Legal system. understand the function of law
Class 2 Whas is a contract? What is public policy? understand contracts and the public order
Class 3 What is tort? understand tort law comparing contract law
Class 4 What is property? understand property
Class 5 labor understannd labor contracts and protection of workers
Class 6 Family law understand family law
Class 7 Basic Justice System understand civil litigation, criminal procedure.
Class 8 discusion. Test discussing actual news referring lecture theme and sharing usful legal knowledge with each other


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Reference books, course materials, etc.

Ikeda et.all. HOU NO SEKAI HE, Yuhikaku

Assessment criteria and methods

daily activity 30% and reports + paper test 70%

Related courses

  • LAH.S101 : Law (Constitutional Law) A
  • LAH.S201 : Law (Constitutional Law) B
  • LAH.S202 : Law (Civil Law) B
  • LAH.S302 : Law (Civil Procedure Law) C
  • LAH.S303 : Law (Intelectual Property Law) C

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Welome Japanese and Foreign Students.
It is not lecture for English itself. Please try to discuss with your friends in English.
Copy of news is in Japanese. Foreign students try to read Japanese News by assistance of Japanese Students.

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