Professor Edward S. Creasy, in the eighth edition of his "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World," published in 1858, predicted war between China or Japan, and the United States. Fortunately for the civilization of the world, there has been none, nor is there likely to be. But as was so well stated by Viscount Uchida, "A knowledge of each other s legal institutions is one of those things which is so essential to an understanding and to the creation of good feeling between nations." The increase of commerce and intercourse that is certain to take place within the next few years, makes such a knowledge important for its own sake, aside from that of engendered friendliness. For these reasons, then, are submitted the following remarks upon Japan's first code, the Taiho Code.
Vivian M. Carkeek,
The Taiho Code, the First Code of Japan,
Wash. L. & Rev.
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