Holding of Law in Japan program for students of the School of Law at De La Salle University (Philippines)

Aug. 24, 2015

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Over the period July 1-11, the Meiji University School of Law held the short-term program of "Law in Japan Program  for De La Salle University 2015" for students of the School of Law at De La Salle University in the Philippines. Six students from De La Salle University participated in the program.

The classes were taught by 13 teachers from the Meiji University School of Law, School of Commerce, and Law School, and other Schools, and took up subjects including constitutional law, family law, competition law, intellectual property law, international tax law, labor law, and the judicial and legal systems. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus, Professor of the School of Law, taught the class on labor law. He described and commented on the features of Japanese companies, and changes in the same, identified in the book “The Japanese Factory” (1958) by James Abegglen, an American scholar in the field of business management , such as lifelong employment, the seniority system, and in-house labor unions.
In his remarks, he also touched upon matters including the employment rate among women, the minimum wage, and permanent part-timers. The students listened earnestly to his comments.

On a field trip, the participants visited locations including the Tokyo District Court, Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office, National Diet, House of Representatives Legislation Bureau, Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association, and a law office. Twelve students of the Meiji University School of Law acted as assistants on this field trip.

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