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The complete collection of articles and abstracts for the Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal is available in the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library digital archives.

Volume 19  |  Issue 3  |  June 2010

TRANSFORMATION OF LAND RIGHTS IN INDONESIA: A MIXED PRIVATE AND PUBLIC LAW MODEL

Daryono
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 417

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LEGAL LIABILITY, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS: THEIR IMPACT ON WORLD AGRICULTURE

Kanchana Kariyawasam
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 459

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THE EMERGENCE OF HOLLYWOOD GHOSTS ON KOREAN TVS: THE RIGHT OF PUBLICITY FROM THE GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Hyung Doo Nam
19 Pac. Rim. L. & Pol'y J. 487

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PUBLIC WELFARE, ARTISTIC VALUES, AND THE STATE IDEOLOGY: THE ANALYSIS OF THE 2008 JAPANESE SUPREME COURT OBSCENITY DECISION OF ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE

Yuri Obata
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 519

On February 19, 2008, the Japanese Supreme Court delivered a decision declaring that a collection of photographs by the late American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe did not violate obscenity laws in Japan. The fact that the Japanese Supreme Court publicly found close-up and detailed images of male genitalia in Mapplethorpe's work no longer obscene perhaps makes the decision a landmark one since the present-day restriction of sexually explicit expression in Japan respected the obscenity standard from the 1957 precedent, the Lady Chatterley's Lover decision, which ruled that the translation of D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover was obscene. However, close reading of the 2008 Mapplethorpe decision reveals the Court's uninterrupted interest in maintaining a boundary between art and obscenity, and also in preserving the doctrine of the public welfare as a fundamental principle regulating obscenity. The new approach to restricting obscenity by the 2008 Mapplethorpe Court is so narrowly constructed that its ability to further deregulate images of genitalia and sexual intercourse is utterly limited. In this study, the 2008 Mapplethorpe case and the court decisions are analyzed, and a brief overview presented of landmark cases of obscenity in Japan. There follows a discussion of two phenomena important to the 2008 Mapplethorpe decision: 1) the public welfare doctrine, and 2) the relation between obscenity and the state ideology of cultural identity. The discussion explores the values and beliefs that support the Court's effort to restrict sexually explicit expression in Japan. Overall, this paper finds that the decision appears innovative but still supports the long-established rationale of the Court for continued regulation of obscenity.

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MORI V. JAPAN: THE NAGOYA HIGH COURT RECOGNIZES THE RIGHT TO LIVE IN PEACE

Translation by Hudson Hamilton
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 549

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THE MISAPPLICATION OF LEUNG KWOK HUNG IN HONG KONG: AUTHORIZING THE RATIONALITY REQUIREMENT FOR TEXTUALLY ABSOLUTE RIGHTS

Albert Connor Buchman
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 565

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THE DISPLACED RESIDENTS' RIGHT TO RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: TOWARD AND EQUITABLE URBAN REDEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH KOREA

Jihye Kim
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 587

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CLIMATE REFUGEES REQUIRE RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: GUARANTEEING ADEQUATE LAND ASSETS THROUGH TREATIES BASED ON THE NATIONAL ADAPTATION OF PROGRAMMES OF ACTION

Holly D. Lange
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 613

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Volume 19  |  Issue 2  |  April 2010

Barricades and Checkered Flags: An Empirical Examination of the Perceptions of Roadblocks and Facilitators of Settlement Among Arbitration Practitioners in East Asia and the West.

Shahla F. Ali
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 243

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Islam, the State, and the Constitutional Court in Indonesia

Simon Butt
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 279

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Fee Simple Estate and Footholds in Fishing: The Australian High Court's Formalistic Interpretation of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act

Heather Ahlstrom Coldwell
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 303

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Bank Privatization in Vietnam: Examining changes to Management in Vietnam's New Banking Law, Decree No. 59/2009/ND-CP

George B. Radics
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 331

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Hong Kong's Discriminatory Air Time: Family Viewing Hours and the Case of Cho Man Kit v. Broadcasting Authority

Lauren E. Sancken
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 357

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Disproportionate Disenfranchisement of Aboriginal Prisoners: A Conflict of Law that Australia Should Address

Megan A. Winder
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 387

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Volume 19  |  Issue 1  |  January 2010

Curbing Rent-Seeking and Inefficiency with Broad Takings Powers and Undercompensation: The Case of Singapore from a Givings Perspective

Jianlin Chen
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 1

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Why Did China Reform Its Death Penalty?

Kandis Scott
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 63

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Did Dr. Abe Sell His Soul? The Defamation Case in Japan's HIV-Tainted Blood Scandal

Kawakami v. Sakurai translated by Rebecca R. Carlson
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 81

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Certain Opinions of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party [and the] State Council on Promoting the Stable Development of Agriculture and Continuing to Increase Farmers' Income in 2009

Translated by Tobias Damm-Luhr
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 103

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A Current Review of Chinese Land-Use Law and Policy: A "Breakthrough" In Rural Reform?

Robin Dean and Tobias Damm-Luhr
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 121

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Balancing Security and Growth: Defining National Security Review of Foreign Investment in China

Eric Jensen
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 161

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An Examination of the Philippines' Anti-Terror Law-Suaviter in Modo, Fortiter in Re

Brent H. Lyew
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 187

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An Ill Wind: Air Pollution in the Pearl River Delta

Caitlin Morray
19 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 217

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