Product Safety and Liability Law in Japan: From Minamata to Mad Cows

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Index

a
administrative law 4-5 , 13 , 55 ;
official information disclosure 5 , 11 , 17 , 65 , 149-51 , 191 , 208 ;
State Compensation Law 38 , 258 n12
agricultural products 31-2 , 71 , 85-8 , 153 , 208 ;
Agricultural Standards Law 3 , 202
(see also 'mad cow' disease)
allergic or abnormally sensitive defendants 91 , 99 , 264 n11
alternative dispute resolution (ADR) 15-17 , 20-1 , 30 , 143 , 146 , 150-1 , 154 , 158 , 160 , 164 , 174 , 176 , 178-82 , 184-9 , 191 , 198-9 , 200-1 , 205 , 209 ;
apology 51 , 260 n30;
'dispute resolution pyramid' 20 , 158 , 199 ;
mediation 49 , 54 , 159-60 , 177-8 , 180 , 183 , 183-5 (Table 4.6);
PL ADR Centres 16-17 , 20 , 150 , 158 , 160 , 174-88 , 180 , 185-8 , 191 , 198-9 , 201 , 205 , 109 , 253-7 ;
settlements 17 , 46-8 , 51 , 57 , 62 , 136 , 149 , 157-8 , 160 , 166 , 168-9 , 170-4 , 199 , 201 , 205 , 207 , 260 n30
American Law Institute (ALI) 17 , 24 , 26 , 75 , 207
asbestos 140
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) 33 , 91 , 93 , 108 , 129 , 138 , 151 , 258 n11
Automobiles 1-3 , 37 , 39 , 56-9 , 60 , 64 , 69 , 157 , 161 , 172-3 , 177 , 181-2 , 187 , 202-3 , 260 n30, 262 n43;
Automobile Injuries Indemnification Law (AIIL) 58-9 , 258 n12;
Daihatsu 2 ;
Fuji Heavy Industries 261 n38;
Honda 56-8 ;
Mitsubishi 2-3 , 6 , 115 , 172-3 , 255 n4, 261 n38;
Nissan 56-8 ;
Suzuki 57 ;
Toyota 56 , 58
(see also Ministries in Japan (Transport; MOT)) and Users' Union)

b
Bar Associations and their Federation (Nichibenren)65 , 165 , 170 , 180 , 183 , 199 , 206-7 ;
'Big Four' 96 , 135 , 147 , 169 , 175 , 204 , 210 ;
environmental pollution cases 39 , 52-3 , 55 , 141 , 205 , 260 n28;
PL cases 36 , 38 , 40-56 , 59 , 61 , 68-9 , 72 , 96 , 135 , 138 , 144 , 147 , 149 , 157 , 160 , 168-70 , 137 , 175 , 195 , 204
blood products 51 , 88-90 , 97-8 , 86 , 100 , 104 , 109 , 118 , 128 , 136 , 172 , 257 n5, 264 n10, 266 n22
'botulism in olives' case (App. C No. 28) 111-12 , 267 n30, 268 n6
'breast implants' case (County Court) 117-18
Bridgestone (and Firestone) 2
BSE see 'mad cow' disease
burden of proof 27 , 31-2 , 44 , 58 , 72 , 74 , 79 , 111-19 , 127 , 146 , 153 , 173 , 206-7 , 259 n24
bureaucracy in Japan 7 , 11-12 , 17 , 43 , 150 , 256n24 ;
'bureaucratic informalism' 16 , 20 , 39 , 53-4 , 59 , 177-9 , 185 , 205 , 256 n24
(see also administrative law and Economic Planning Agency and Ministries in Japan)
bystanders 23 , 25 , 27 , 33 , 58

c
'car mask' case (App. C No. 20) 95 , 162-3 , 167-8 , 268 n6
causation 4 , 31 , 33 , 35 , 42 , 50 , 54-5 , 61 , 66 , 77 , 88 , 117 , 133 , 138-9 , 140-1 , 146 , 167 , 173 , 272 n6
'caustic soda' case 91 , 93-4 , 108 , 129 , 138-9 , 151
Civil Code (generally) 15 , 40 , 36 , 38 (Table2.2)
(see also PL regimes (other principles and regimes))

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgements xii
  • Abbreviations xiv
  • 1 - 'Re-Orienting' Japan and Its Law 1
  • 2 - The Still-Birth and Re-Birth of Product Liability in Japan 23
  • 3 - Comparing the Pl Law with Other 'strict Liability' Regimes in Europe, Australia and the Us 70
  • 4 - The Pl Law in Action 154
  • 5 - The Future of Pl in Japan 202
  • Appendix A 213
  • Appendix B 215
  • Appendix C 223
  • Appendix D 229
  • Appendix E 251
  • Notes 255
  • Bibliography 274
  • Index 304
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