YAMADA Miwa

YAMADA Miwa

Law and Institution Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center・Director

Research Field:
Asian Law, Law and Development, Dispute Resolution Systems

Education / Research Experience

Education:
KING'S COLLAGE, UNIVERITY OF LONDON , London.
Master of Laws degree in Law and Development in November 1998
GEORGETWON UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER , Washington DC.
Master of Laws degree in Common Law Studies in May 1992.
SOPHIA UNIVERSITY , Tokyo
Bachelor of Laws degree in March 1990.
Professional Career:
INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPING ECONOMIES , Researcher, November 1997 - present
  • Research legal issues in Asian developing countries with comparative approach, especially in the areas of dispute resolution systems and law and development.
  • Plan and implement projects for academic exchange with foreign research institutions, including international seminars, international workshops and exchange of researchers. The recent biggest one was a three- year joint project in 2001-2003 titled 'Law, Development and Socio-Economic Changes in Asia' with legal institutions in China, Vietnam, India, the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia.

Major Works

  • 'International Harmonization of Arbitration Law and Asian Countries' (JPR Series 136, IDE, 2005)
  • 'Court-based Mediation in Singapore: How do the Contrasting Principles of Mediation and Litigation Merge in the Asian Context?' (Naoyuki Sakumoto et al eds., "Law, Development and Socio-Economic Changes in Asia", IDE, 2003)
  • 'The Logics of Legal Technical Assistance: A Comparison of the World Bank and Japan's ODA' (Naoyuki Sakumoto ed., "Socio-economic Laws and Development in Asian Countries", IDE 2002)

Other Information

Membership of Academic Societies

Japan's Asian Law Society, Japanese Association of Sociology of Law

Other information
  • Passed the Bar Examination in New York State, USA, in 1993.
  • Lecturer in the Legal Technical Assistance Training Course at JICA in 2002.