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Abe & Sakata Legal Professional Corporation

Abe & Sakata Legal Professional Corporation

Columns

Articles and legal columns by the attorneys-at-law of our corporation are uploaded here from time to time. All articles and legal columns herein are their authors’ general observations or introductions concerning the topics indicated therein and are not intended to make legal advice to any specific issues.

22/12/2022 Akiyoshi Ikeyama acted as Moderator in Q & A session in the 5th JMC Maritime Promotion Seminar hosted by the Japan Maritime Center, “Legislation and Promotion of Use for Electronic Bills of Lading” on December 9, 2022.

Akiyoshi Ikeyama of our corporation, Member of the Sub-committee for Commercial Law (Bills of Ladin…

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28/11/2022 Obligation to discharge and receive the goods carried in carriage by sea

Mr. Fukamachi, attorney-at-law at our corporation, was seconded to the Japan P&I Club from April 20…

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28/11/2022 Understanding the Japanese maritime law from key Concepts (3) ― the “nationality” of a ship

We upload the third paper in the series of “Understanding the Japanese maritime law from key concep…

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28/07/2022 Movements for Legislation for Electronic Bills of Lading in Japan

Various attempts have been made since the last century for digitalization of trade-related document…

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11/11/2021 Understanding the Japanese maritime law from key concepts (2) ― The “sea” and a “ship”

We upload a second paper in the series of “Understanding the Japanese maritime law from key concept…

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07/05/2021 Autonomous ships and civil liability in ship collisions

Recently, the technology of autonomous ships has been developed in various countries around the wor…

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29/03/2021 Understand the Japanese maritime law from key concepts (1) ― “Gross Negligence” and “Reckless Act with Knowledge”

Maritime law generally refers to the law concerning human activities related to the sea. It not onl…

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30/07/2019 Possible impacts on charterparties of repeated attacks on ships by unknown entities (Japanese version only)

In May and June this year several ships (one of which in June was operated by a Japanese company) w…

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07/05/2019 Entry into force of an Act to partially amend Commercial Code and International Carriage of Goods by Sea Act of Japan

The Bill to amend Commercial Code (Transport and Maritime Commerce) of Japan, discussed in our colu…

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26/03/2019 A preliminary study on effects of Brexit (in particular No Deal Brexit) to contracts for international carriage of goods by sea

As you know news media is reporting every day that the situation surrounding Brexit is becoming mor…

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15/05/2018 The Ocean Victory judgments in England and Japan

It has been a big news in shipping law that the UK Supreme Court in May 2017 pronounced a judgment …

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12/03/2018 Influence on the contract of carriage of goods by sea and contract of international aviation by various “situation” stipulated in Japanese Military Legislation and administrative act due to the occurrence of “situation”

Our office made a paper about the following matter considering recent tense situation in Korean Pen…

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12/03/2018 An Influence of Japanese Civil Code Reform upon the Current Bill of Lading Transactions

Japanese Civil Code was recently reformed and new provisions with respect to standard form contract…

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12/03/2018 Outline of the Bill to amend Commercial Code (Transport and Maritime Commerce)

The current Japanese Commerical Code has not amended its provisions related to transport and mariti…

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