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The 15th Annual Conference (June 30, 2024)

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The Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law
The 15h Annual Conference

Sunday, June 30, 2024
Chuo University, Myogadani Campus, Tokyo
Supported by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA)

Conference Theme
Invoking Global Standards: How International Law Works in Japan and in Other Asian Countries?

A large segment of international law, whether hard or soft, is implemented domestically. Without domestic implementation, international laws, like those for human rights, trade, environment, and any other areas, as well as international legal rules and standards, will become dead letters. This particularly holds true for Japan and other Asian countries, where the strict legal acceptance of international rules may, arguably, pose greater challenges than in other regions of the world. Therefore, it is important to gain a deeper understanding of how international rules and global standards are invoked domestically.

The 2024 Annual Conference will address research findings from diverse fields of international law, spanning historical to current issues, encompassing both, private and public international law, as well as substantive law and the dynamics of law, in the hope of cross-sectoral dialogue and collaboration.


11:00-12:30 [UTC+9] Morning Session (in English)

Opening Remarks
NISHIUMI Maki (Professor, Chuo University; President, Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law)
ENDO Kenichiro (Dean and Professor, Faculty of Law, Chuo University)
Keynote Lecture
SATO Yasunobu (Special Reseacher, Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University)
Keynote Speaker:
OTANI Mikiko (Partner, Otani & Partners; member and former Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child)
“Integrating Children’s Rights into Business Activities: Beyond Child Labour, Beyond Supply Chains”
Discussant Comments
OHASHI Yoshimi (PhD Candidate in Law, Waseda University)
Questions and Answers

12:30-13:30 [UTC+9] Buffet Lunch (in English and Japanese)

Lunch reception, along with table meetings of concurrent sessions
Greetings and Toast
Conversations over lunch continued

14:00-16:30 [UTC+9] Afternoon Session (in English and Japanese)

Panel 1 Domestic Implementation of International Law (in Japanese)
AGO Shin-ichi (Professor Emeritus, Kyushu University)
ASONUMA Haruna (Associate Professor, Hiroshima Shudo University)
“Acceptance and Invocation of Law of War in Early 20th-Century Japan: with focus on the First and Second Hague Peace Conferences”
FUKUI Yasuhito (Senior Post Doctoral Researcher, Integrated Support Center for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Nuclear Security, Japan Atomic Energy Agency)
“Domestic Application of International Standards for Nuclear Safety and Security: Japanese Practice as an Example”
FUJITA Masaki (Associate Professor, Komazawa University)
“Acceptability of International Standards on Gender Gaps in Japanese Corporate Law”
SATO Ikuko (Professor, J. F. Oberlin University)
“Domestic Application of International Standards in International Refugee Law: Current State and Future Possibilities as Seen in Judicial Cases”
WANG Yin-Wen (PhD, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, University of Tokyo)
“Application of International Human Rights Standards in Taiwanese Courts”
Panel 2 Asianization and Localization of Allegedly Global Norms (in English)
NISHI Taira (Professor, Kansai University)
Shirley SCOTT (Professor, UNSW Canberra)
“Identifying ‘Real’ Normative Challenges to the Rules Based International Order”
Vy Ngo NGUYEN THAO (Managing Editor, Vietnamese Journal of Legal Sciences)
“Between Binary and Beyond: A Comparative Exploration of International Norms in Cyberspace across Japan, China, and the European Union”
Constantinos YIALLOURIDES (Associate Professor, Macquarie University)
“Global Laws, Local Actions: How International Environmental Law Shapes Domestic CO2 Storage Policies to Fight Climate Change”
Sunanda TEWARI (Assistant Professor, Centre for Trade and Investment Law)
Priyansha HAJELA (Associate, Centre for Trade and Investment Law)
“Assessing the Brussels Effect on the Domestic Regulatory Landscape in Asian Economies: Bringing in the Involuntary Transformation”
Panel 3 Transnational Judicial Dynamics (in English) 
SUAMI Takao(Professor, Waseda University)
Abhinav MEHROTRA (Assistant Professor, O. P. Jindal Global University)
Amit UPADHYAY (Associate Professor, O. P. Jindal Global University)
“India’s Approach towards Adjudication by International Courts and Tribunals: In Search of Uniformity”
Jasem TARAWNEH (Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London)
Nicolette BUTLER (Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester)
“Asian Approaches to Confidentiality in International Commercial Arbitration Proceedings”
KANG Sungjin (Foreign legal counsel, Kim & Chang)
“Anti-circumvention Inquiry: Need to Adopt to Changing Tides”
KATAOKA Hiroshi (Lawyer, PhD Student, Institute of Information Security)
“The Future of International Evidence Collection: Resolving Conflicts Between the Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Discovery and Data Localization Measures in Other Countries”
Panel 4 Human Rights and Global Rule of Law (in English)
YAMADA Miwa(Director-General, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization )
YOSHIDA Akinaga (Assistant Professor, Waseda University)
“Informal International Lawmaking under the CRPD and State’s Resistance: National Human Rights Institutions as Intermediary”
Muhammad Imran KHAN (Postdoctoral researcher, Portucalense University)
“Challenges to Women and Girls’ Rights to Education and Work in Afghanistan: The Role of Afghanistan-Japan Economic Agreements”
Hadi Rahmat PURNAMA (Senior Lecturer, Universitas Indonesia)
“Building Regional Human Rights Mechanism through Tension: the case of ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights”
Pui-yin LO (Lecturer, The University of Hong Kong)
“Constitutionalised Dualism for Human Rights Protection: Hong Kong’s Paradoxical Practice”
Irina TERZIC (PhD Candidate, Bond University)
“The Impact of Space Debris on the Right to a Healthy Environment in the Context of the International and Japanese Law”

16:45-17:00 [UTC+9] Concluding Session with Remarks by NISHIUMI Maki (in English and Japanese)

17:10-17:30 [UTC+9] Japan Chapter’s Assembly Meeting for administrative matters (only in Japanese)

18:00-19:30 [UTC+9] Evening Reception (in English and Japanese)



Registration Guidelines
・Registration fee: JPY1,500 (No meal or reception fee is included. Includes coffee break and online access to conference papers)
・Buffet Lunch: JPY1,500
・Evening Reception: JPY5,000-
Registration Deadline: June 27, 2024.
Please note that fees are non-refundable after June 28, 2024.
Any personal information you provide to us including your name, affiliation, and e-mail address will not be used for the purposes other than those related to the Conference.


The venue of the conference is Chuo University, Myogadani Campus, Tokyo
The venue is located within few minutes’ walk from the Myogadani Station (M23) on the Marunouchi Subway Line.
The route from Haneda Airport to Myogadani Station or the route from Narita Airport to Myogadani Station can be found on Google maps or other maps.


The working language of the Conference is English, except Panel 1 in the afternoon. Conference papers are made available in advance to the registered participants.

Conference Papers and Online Participation Links

We will open a webpage dedicated to the conference in mid June, and upload conference papers and links there. The password required to view the page will be emailed to registered participants.
No materials will be distributed at the venue. Please download or print the papers in advance.

Buffet Lunch and Evening Reception

A buffet lunch will be organized in the same building as the conference for all participants (JPY1,500). Presenters are required to join for lunch, free of charge, to meet the other presenters of the panel.
An evening reception will be held at a nearby restaurant for JPY5,000.


If you are a foreign national, please check here whether you are required a visa or not to enter Japan.
Please note that we will not be able to arrange visas for attendees, except for the accepted speakers of the Conference.


We are not able to arrange you a hotel or any special tours. Please be advised that participants make arrangements at one’s own cost.
If you are looking for a hotel with an easy access to the Conference venue, it will be a good idea to look for those near three stations below.
Ikebukuro Station (M25)
Ikebukuro is a commercial and entertainment district. Ikebukuro Station is one of the city’s busiest transportation hubs, flanked by two huge department stores. You will have good access to the venue by subway (5 minutes), as well as to the airports and places of interest in Tokyo.
Ochanomizu Station (M20)
Ochanomizu is a major university area of Tokyo, close to Tokyo Station, Akihabara, and a number of historic sights. It will be 6 minutes’ ride from Ochanomizu Station to Myogadani Station.
Tokyo Station (M17)
Tokyo Station is the main inter-city rail terminal in Tokyo. Bullet trains (Shinkansen) to Kyoto and other major cities start here. It takes 11minutes to Myogadani Station.


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