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On February 1, 2021, Executive Director Nobuhisa Ishizuka joined Alexander Heffner, host of PBS’s The Open Mind, to discuss Japan’s longstanding and unamended constitution.

A collaboration between the Law School’s Center for Japanese Legal Studies and National Security Law Program Strengthening the U.S.-Japan Alliance includes nine essays that examine the 1960 U.S.-Japan Security Treaty on its 60th anniversary.

As we continue to adapt to a new and changing environment, the Center for Japanese Legal Studies recognizes not only the ongoing significance of our mission and work, but its increased relevance.  We feel that we've risen to the occasion, and are pleased to share with you what has been underway at the Center.

Center Executive Director Nobuhisa Ishizuka explored this question in a recent opinion article in the New York Times.

A new academic year has begun at Columbia Law School! The Center for Japanese Legal Studies was very busy during 2018-2019 and we would like to take this moment to let you know about some of our activities.

Greetings alumni and friends! A new academic year has begun at Columbia Law School! The Center for Japanese Legal Studies was very busy during 2017-2018 and we would like to take this moment to let you know about some of our activities. New Center for Japanese Legal Studies Executive Director, Nobuhisa "Nobu" Ishizuka

As we begin a new academic year at Columbia Law School, we would like to let you know of the many activities of the Center for Japanese Legal Studies during 2016-2017.

As we prepare for the start of another academic year at Columbia Law School, we would like to update you on the activities of the Center for Japanese Legal Studies in 2015–2016.

Greetings from Columbia Law School! As we begin another academic year, we would like to update our alumni and friends about the many events of the Center for Japanese Legal Studies in 2014–2015.

Greetings from the Center for Japanese Legal studies at Columbia Law school. once again, it is time to update alumni and friends on our activities over the past academic year.

Greetings from Columbia Law School! As we begin a new academic year, we would like to update alumni and friends on the activities of the Center for Japanese Legal studies during 2011–12.

On behalf of the entire Columbia Law school community, the Center for Japanese Legal studies extends heartfelt condolences to our colleagues and friends in Japan for the natural disaster on March 11, 2011 and ensuing nuclear crisis, along with our sincere wishes for a prompt and complete recovery

Greetings from Columbia Law school! as we look forward to a new academic year, we’d like to update our alumni and friends on the many activities of the Center for Japanese Legal studies in 2009-2010 under the direction of Professor Curtis J. Milhaupt. Highlights included a conference in Tokyo, featuring participation by Columbia Law school professors Ronald Gilson, Jeff Gordon and Curtis Milhaupt, along with Delaware Supreme Court Justice Jack Jacobs. a reception for our Japan-based alumni was attended by dean David Schizer.

Greetings from Columbia Law school! another academic year will soon be upon us. Before it arrives, we wanted to update our alumni and friends on the activities of the Center for Japanese Legal studies during the 2008- 09 year. as you will see, it was a busy year!

As the summer draws to a close, we would like to update alumni and friends on the activities of the Center for Japanese Legal studies in academic year 2007-2008. it was another very busy year! in addition to our regular programs of fellowships, faculty exchanges, and speaker series (all discussed below), the Center hosted several special events including a major conference on mergers and acquisitions in Japan and a visit to tokyo in January by david M. schizer, dean of the Law school and the Lucy g. Moses professor of Law. the Law school chose tokyo as one of the kick-off cities in asia to celebrate Columbia Law school’s 150th anniversary. in addition, two partners of a major Japanese law fi rm contributed their time and talent