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The History of the Elimination of Leaded Gasoline

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist who covers Japan and other countries in East and Southeast Asia. Sayuri has previously authored numerous post for In Custodia Legis, including Tradition vs Efficiency: ‘Hanko’ Affects Workplace Efficiency and Telework in Japan; Food Delivery in Japan – History and Current Regulation; New Era, New Law Number; Holy […]

Cambodia’s Legal Professions

The following is a guest post by Pichrotanak Bunthan, a legal research fellow with the Law Library of Congress who is working under the supervision of Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist covering Japan and other jurisdictions in East and Southeast Asia. In my previous blog post, I described what legal education in Cambodia looks like. As a sequel to that post, the […]

Join Us for a Webinar on Recently Published Law Library of Congress Reports

As part of the Law Library of Congress Legal Research Institute’s Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series, on November 18, 2021, at 2 p.m. EST, we will present a webinar providing an overview of recently published Law Library research reports, covering timely topics such as, “Taxation of Cryptocurrency Block Rewards in Selected Jurisdictions” and China’s […]

Cambodia’s Legal Education

The following is a guest post by Pichrotanak Bunthan, a legal research fellow with the Law Library of Congress, who is working under the supervision of Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist covering Japan and other jurisdictions in East and Southeast Asia. History and Background of Higher Education in Cambodia Cambodia’s education system, including legal education, had […]

An Interview with Pichrotanak Bunthan, Foreign Law Intern

Today’s interview is with Pichrotanak Bunthan, a foreign law intern working at the Global Legal Research Directorate of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I was born and raised in Phnom Penh, the capital and largest city of Cambodia. Located in Southeast Asia, Cambodia is probably best known for its magnificent Angkor Wat – the largest […]

Tradition vs Efficiency: ‘Hanko’ Affects Workplace Efficiency and Telework in Japan

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist who covers Japan and other countries in East and Southeast Asia. Sayuri has previously authored posts on Food Delivery in Japan – History and Current Regulation, New Era, New Law Number, Holy Cow – Making Sense of Japanese Wagyu Cow Export Rules, Japanese Criminal Legal System as Seen Through the Carlos Ghosn […]

Food Delivery in Japan – History and Current Regulation

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist who covers Japan and other countries in East and Southeast Asia. Sayuri has previously authored posts on New Era, New Law Number, Holy Cow – Making Sense of Japanese Wagyu Cow Export Rules, Japanese Criminal Legal System as Seen Through the Carlos Ghosn Case, Disciplining Judges for “Bad Tweets”, Engagement under Japanese Law […]

Foreign and Comparative Law Webinar Series: Response to COVID-19 in Japan and Korea

So far, Japan and South Korea’s  COVID-19 infection and mortality rates are relatively low despite neither country having been locked down. Both countries had the first cases of infection very early, in mid-January. The measures the two countries took appear different. South Korea was widely regarded as a model country in combating the pandemic. South […]

FALQs: Are There Laws That Regulate a Change of Leaders in North Korea?

The following is a guest post by Sayuri Umeda, a foreign law specialist covering several countries in East and Southeast Asia at the Law Library of Congress. Her previous In Custodia Legis posts include New Era, New Law Number; Holy Cow – Making Sense of Japanese Wagyu Cow Export Rules; Japanese Criminal Legal System as Seen Through the […]