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Video: Miyazawa


Setsuo Miyazawa
Professor of Law
Aoyama Gakuin University

Professor Setsuo Miyazawa is a legal sociologist who received LL.B., LL.M., and S.J.D. from Hokkaido University and M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D in sociology from Yale University. He is currently a professor of law at Aoyama Gakuin University Law School in central Tokyo, where he teaches the sociology of law, legal profession, public interest lawyering, and legal research, and coordinates courses on American Law. Professor Miyazawa has a wide range of research interests, including police and criminal justice, legal ethics and public interest lawyering, legal education, and corporate legal practice. He has published or edited more than a dozen books in Japenese and English. His first English book, Policing in Japan (SUNY Press, 1992), received the 1993 Distinguished Book Award of the Division of International Criminology of the American Society of Criminology. He has been highly active in the promotion of judicial reform in Japan and is one of the most prominent proponents of the introduction of the American-style graduate professional law schools into Japan.


Setsuo Miyazawa: Interview

Setsuo Miyazawa speaks with Valerie Hans on several issues:

Question 1: The Emergence of a Law and Society Association's in Japan

Question 2: History of Empirical Studies in Japan and the Justice System Reform Council

Question 3: The Effect of Professional Law Schools on Socio-Legal Studies in Japan

Question 4: Institutional Reform - the Impact of the New Lay Judge System in Japan

Question 5: Effect of New Approach to Victim's Role at Trial

Question 6: Lay Participation at Trial - More or Less Leniency for Accused?

Question 7: Possible Empirical Studies of Lay Judge System in Japan

Question 8: Social Science Expert Testimony in the Japanese Legal System

Question 9: Expert Testimony regarding Eye Witnesses in Trials in Japan