Washington Law Review


Kurt Steiner


The developments of law in Japan since the beginning of the Occupation have been marked by an increased influence of Anglo-Saxon legal ideas. For example, future legal historians concerning themselves with the Japanese Code of Criminal Procedure may wel find that a new period, the Anglo-American period, began during the Occupation. The revision of the Civil Code in 1947, however, would more properly be considered as the second step of the reform of civil law which began in the Meiji Era. It completes the transition of Japanese civil law to the continental European family of law

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