1 'Re-orienting' Japan and its law
Nitta 2001; 'Snow Brand to Shut Suspect Osaka Plant', Mainichi Daily News [Online], 24 December 2000. In August, Labour Ministry officials had insisted that employees at the Osaka plant not be forced to work more than four hours overtime per day, as specified in a labour management agreement. 'Snow Brand Burned Over Forced Overtime', Mainichi Daily News [Online], 4 August 2000.
See Nottage 2000a; and PL Law Case No. 27, Appendix C.
'Recalling the Summer of Eating Dangerously', Mainichi Daily News [Online], 27 August 2000. The same phrase was used in 'Food Industry Cooks Its Goose', Mainichi Daily News [Online], 20 August 2000. It is a play on words relating to the 1982 movie set in Indonesia, 'The Year of Living Dangerously, starring Mel Gibson (who moved from the US to Sydney when he was 12: ).
'DaimlerChrysler Uses its Clout at Mitsubishi: German Carmaker Renegotiates Deal Amid Japanese Company's Scandal', International Herald Tribune, 9-10 September 2000, 9; 'MMC President to Quit', Mainichi Daily News, 27 August 2000.
D. Eisenberg, 'Anatomy of a Recall', Time (New York edn), 11 September 2000, 28.
See e.g. the website of the National Consumer Affairs Centre of Japan (NCAC, Kokumin Seikatsu Senta), at ; and a searchable online database at the Ministry of Transport (MoT) at .
'Ex-Snow Brand Execs Convicted Over Meat Scam', Mainichi Daily News, 22 November 2002, ; 'Mislabelling Scam Extends Beyond Mini-Tomatoes', Mainichi Daily News, 17 February 2002, .
Cf. e.g. Ian O'Donnell, 'Interpreting Crime Trends', Irish Criminal Law Journal 12:1, 10-16 (2002). In Japan, Gordon (2003:324-5) notes that although recent killings by juveniles have attracted huge media attention, violent crimes by youths were greater in the 1950s and 1960s. On some other problems in assembling and interpreting crime statistics for Japan, see e.g. Finch 2000. See also briefly Pharr (2000), on burgeoning reports of corruption and other scandals involving politicians.
See e.g. Kinkibenren ed. 2001; 'Consumer Lifestyle Products Recall Handbook', released by the Ministry of External Trade and Industry (METI) on 5 September 2002 (available at ); and the Cabinet Office's Quality of Life Policy (Consumer Policy) section on 'Corporate Codes of Conduct' ().
'Damages Limitation', The Economist 353:67 (1999).
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Book title: Product Safety and Liability Law in Japan: From Minamata to Mad Cows.
Contributors: Luke Nottage - Author.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 2004.
Page number: 255.
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