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As discussant. normally my role would be to offer trenchant and perceptive critiques of each of the three main reports. those by Professors Takamizawa. Matsuo. and SuamL Those reports are broad in scope, both geographical and historical; each report is outstanding: and each provides much food for thought. Yet even if time and space permitted, I myself lack sufficient knowledge regarding China. Southeast Asia and Europe to provide a thorough critique. Instead. in this essay I will shift the focus back to Japan and examine various respects in which the justice system reforms have sought to promote internationalization.



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