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Lawrence Repeta is a professor on the law faculty of Meiji University in Tokyo. He has served as a lawyer, business executive, and law professor in Japan and the United States. He is best known in Japan as the plaintiff in a landmark suit decided by the Supreme Court of Japan in 1989 that opened Japan`s courts to note-taking by courtroom spectators. He serves on the board of directors of Information Clearinghouse Japan (情報公開クリアリングハウス) (www.clearing-house.org), an NGO devoted to promoting open government in Japan and is affiliated with other organizations that promote individual rights. He has been awarded an Abe Fellowship by the Center for Global Partnership to conduct research at the National Security Archive, a non-profit research institute located at George Washington University (www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv). His guide to Japan’s information disclosure movement is available at www.freedominfo.org/regions/east-asia/japan. His article “Reserved Seats on Japan’s Supreme Court” was published in the Washington University Law Journal and is available at (http://lawreview.wustl.edu/in-print/vol-886/). He is author of “Limiting Fundamental Rights Protection in Japan – the Role of the Supreme Court,” in Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan, edited by Jeff Kingston (Routledge, forthcoming).
Japan’s Proposed National Security Legislation — Will This Be the End of Article 9?
Japan’s 2013 State Secrecy Act -- The Abe Administration’s Threat to News Reporting
A New State Secrecy Law for Japan?
Japan’s Democracy at Risk – The LDP’s Ten Most Dangerous Proposals for Constitutional Change
Mr. Hashimoto Attacks Japan's Constitution
Immigrants or Temporary Workers? A Visionary Call for a “Japanese-style Immigration Nation”−−
Transfer of Power at Japan's Justice Ministry
U.N. Committee Faults Japan Human Rights Performance, Demands Progress Report on Key Issues
Aso Revelations on Wartime POW Labor Highlight the Need for a Real National Archive in Japan [Official Documents Appended] [Japanese Translation Available]
Foreign Ministry Failure to Provide Documents on 1965 Japan-Korea Normalization Pact is Illegal: Tokyo Court
Citizenship at Stake. U.S. Records Prove Paternity; Japanese Ministry Denies Access to Records
Politicians, Teachers and the Japanese Constitution: Flag, Freedom and the State