Washington Law Review


It is our purpose to compare Japanese and United States law and practice in the area of personal property security. Since it is not possible to find a precise common terminology for different types of security transactions, it seems desirable to arrange the discussion in terms of possessory and non-possessory security, and to use as subheads in the latter category the names of the American security devices. Security transfers of intangibles, chattel paper, and title documents are discussed under the possessory-security classification. An appendix includes English translations of cited Japanese statutes and pertinent Civil and Commercial Code as well as forms typical of those currently used in Japan.

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