2021 Law (Civil Law) A

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Kaneko Hironao 
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Introduction Video/Audio

MasicLawClass.mp4 (1min) 

Course description and aims

It is new project to learn about viriety of cultural understandings. Since 2019, the contents of this course published as MOOC delivered by EdX.
Foreign students and Japaense students can discuss on news topics on law and understand legal system. (welcom a student who is unfamiliar with Japanese-Chiese characters)
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.

Course taught by instructors with work experience

Applicable How instructors' work experience benefits the course
Based on lacturr's experience as a researcher at the software protection institution, students can practically understand both Japanese laws and foreign laws.


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

Welcom! Last year, many Students form Abroad enrolled in this course(unfamiliar with Japanese-Chiese characters).
Please learn each lecture through MOOC video before class day.

At the class, students discuss about the topic at the day. (In 2021, discussion through ZOOM)
Discussion themes are common to every country. This course refes to news in Japan and other counrties to assist understanding of basic legal knowledge. By discussion with colleagues enhance your understanding.

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 (paper test included) understand civil litigation, criminal procedure.

Out-of-Class Study Time (Preparation and Review)

To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.


Not speified
This course proceed accoridng to TokyoTech MOOC "Basic Japanese Civil Law" course.
Access to Access to Basic Japanese Law (edX)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Ikeda et.all., HOU NO SEKAI HE, Yuhikaku (in Japanese)
Masahiko Shoji, 13 SAI KARA NO HOUGAKUBU NYUMON, Gentosha (in Japanese)
Atsushi Ohmura, CHICHI TO MUSUME NO HOU NYUMON, Iwanami (in Japanese)

Assessment criteria and methods

50% and 50%

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.)

In 2021 Classes will be held by ZOOM.
Welome Japanese and Foreign Students.
Be sure to check laboratory's web. http://www.shs.ens.titech.ac.jp/~kaneko/
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.

Office hours

Monday 12:15 to 13:15


ZOOM courses in 2021.
Be sure to check laboratory's web. http://www.shs.ens.titech.ac.jp/~kaneko/

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