Japanese Law after the 3-11 Disasters, and ANJeL’s Anniversary Conference on Asia-Pacific Disaster Management

  • Luke Nottage


This issue of the Journal of Japanese Law includes four more articles related to the ‘triple disasters’ that devastated the north-eastern part of Japan, in particular, from 11 March 2011. It is important for the Journal to maintain its coverage of the background, effects and broader implications of the ‘3-11’ disasters. This began already in Issue 31 (2011), with the first detailed Western-language analysis of compensation and related legal issues arising from the Fukushima nuclear power plant failure. Large-scale disasters generate often complex legal questions as well as enormous and long-lasting human suffering, yet public attention and media coverage tend to wane quickly.