OKAWARA Mami Hiraike

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Name
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
E-mail
mamihokatcue.ac.jp
Affiliation
Takasaki City University of Economics
Section
School of Regional Policy, Department of Regional Policy
Job title
Professor of Law and Language
Degree
M.A.in English Linguistics(The University of Wisconsin-Madison), M.A.in Japanese Linguistics(The University of Wisconsin-Madison), PhD in Forensic Linguistics(The University of Sydney)

Profile

I was intrigued by several Amish court cases while I was studying the triglossia society of the Amish (Pennsylvania German, High German and English) in North America. I noticed in Amish case documents that legal language is quite different from ordinary English language. This is the start of my research interest on law and language. I have been working the characteristics of legal language as well as the discourse analysis of lay and legal experts. I have written several expert opinions on language issues.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Apr 2017
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Mar 2019
Dean of International Programs
 
Apr 2015
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Mar 2017
President, Society of Regional Policy
 
Apr 2013
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Mar 2015
Dean, Univeristy Library, Takasaki City Univ of Economics
 
Apr 2010
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Mar 2013
Dean, Graduate School of Regional Policy, Takasaki City University of Economics
 
Aug 2007
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Mar 2010
Dean, School of Regional Policy, Takasaki City University of Economics
 

Education

 
2006
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2006
Forensic Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, Sydney University
 
 
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2005
Forensic Linguistics, Graduate School, Division of Literature and Linguistics, The University of Sydney
 
 
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1985
English Linguistics, Graduate School, Division of Literature and Linguistics, The University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
 
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1984
Japanese Linguistics, Graduate School, Division of Literature and Linguistics, The University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
 
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1977
Faculty of Foreign Language, Sophia University
 

Committee Memberships

 
Apr 2019
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Today
Check/Evaluation Committee for Gunma Prefectual Board of Education  Chair
 
Jul 2018
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Today
Wroclaw University of Economics  Honorary Member of Scientific Committee
 
May 2018
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Today
Co-operative Society of Takasaki City University of Economics  President
 
Mar 2018
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Today
Gunma Prefectural Board of Education  Chair of Commission to Develop a Master-plan for Education Development
 
Feb 2018
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Today
Jomo Times  Member of the Selection Committee for Jomo Art and Culture Award
 
Sep 2014
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Today
Committee on Management of Prefectural Housing Project
 
Jul 2014
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Today
The Japan Association of Regional Policy Stuides  Vice President
 
Jul 2014
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Today
Committee on Improvement of Environmental Health Industry
 
May 2011
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Today
The Japanese Association of Sociology of Law  Executive Committee member
 
May 2009
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Today
President  The Japan Association of Language and Law
 
Mar 2011
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Today
Gunma Local Labor Relations Commission  Public Member
 
Dec 2007
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Today
Japan Association of Access to Justice  Executive Committee member
 
Apr 2006
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Today
Maebashi Family Court  Mediator
 

Awards & Honors

 
Jun 2016
Maebashi-Family-Court President Award, Maebashi Family Court
 

Published Papers

 
Lay Understanding of Civil Law Terminology in Japan
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
International Journal for the Semiotics of Law   32(3) 1-20   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Japanese Trademark Cases in Linguistic and Economic Contexts
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
International Journal for the Semiotics of Law   32(2) 1-25   Jul 2019   [Refereed]
Lay Understanding of Civil Law Terminology in Japan
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Japanese Law & Society Review   (4) 65-88   May 2019   [Refereed]
A Study on the Efforts to Protect Nature and Landscape of Upmarket Resort Towns: the Case of Martha's Vineyard Island for Reference of Future Karuizawa
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Stuidies of Regional Policy   21(4) 1-12   Mar 2019   [Refereed]
A Footpath of Jacob Ammann, the Founder of the Amish Religion
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
The Economic Journal of Takasaki City University of Economics   60(4) 41-49   Mar 2018   [Invited]
Glossary of Key Terms Used in the Japanese Civil Code
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Studies of Regional Policy   20(4) 107-113   Mar 2018
Study on Lay Determination of 'Intent to Kill'
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Hou to Practice (Law & Practice)   12 427-465   Apr 2016   [Refereed]
A Study on Japanese Plain Civil Legal Terms Based on Lay Understanding: a comparison between a legal-terminology dictionary and a Japanese-language dictionary (second part)
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Studies on Regional Policy   18(2・3) 1-18   Mar 2016
A Study on Japanese Plain Civil Legal Terms Based on Lay Understanding: a compariosn of explanations between legal-terminology dictionary and Japanese-language dictionary (first part)
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Studies of Regional Policy   18(4) 1-18   Mar 2016
A Study on Lay Judge Systems and Jury Systems of European Countries
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Studies of Regional Policy   17(4) 1-17   Mar 2015
Paraphrases of Legal Terminology Based on Lay Perceptions
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Comparative Legilinguistics: International Journal for Legal Communication   24 7-17   2015   [Refereed]
The Issue of Amish Social Avoidance from Government Involvement of Religious Minority
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
The Journal of Law and Politics   46(4) 50-74   Apr 2014   [Invited]
Discourse Analysis of a False Confession of the Fukawa Case
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Studies on Regional Policy   16(4) 1-15   Mar 2014
The Classification and Description of Legal Terms from Lay Perspectives
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Studies on Regional Policy   15(2) 1-16   Jan 2013
A Presumption of Guilt Rather Than A Presumption of Innocence? Forensic-Linguistic Analysis of a Japanese Criminal Case of Complicity in the Saiban-in Trial
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike and Kazuhiko HIGUCHI
Yonsei Law Journal   Vol. 3(No. 1) 95-127   May 2012   [Refereed]
Disapperance of Witnesses' Own Words
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Comparative Legilinguistics   10 23-36   2012   [Invited]
Lay Understanding of Legal Terminology in the Era of the Japanese Lay Judge System
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Comparative Legilinguistics   12 19-47   2012   [Refereed]
This paper discusses the unintelligible nature of legal terminology from lay perspectives in the era of the lay judge system. First, I will introduce Japan’s first plain language project which was set up by the lay-judge preparatory headquarters ...
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law   15(1) 101-104   2008   [Refereed]
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
   Nov 2006   [Refereed]
There has been dissatisfaction over some court rulings among lay people in Japan. In this thesis I propose a model to explain the discrepancies between legal experts and lay people. Chapter 1 presents the purpose of this thesis, and an overview of...
Amish and Health Issues
40(3) 143-162   1998
The Tri-glossia Society of Amish
OKAWARA, Mami Hiraike
Lingua   7(7月号) 75-89   Jul 1996

Misc

 
Special Issue: Retrospecting the 20 years of Multilingual Studies in Japan's Academia
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Language and Society   (21) 183-212   Nov 2019
A Study on the Need to Establish Logging Rate for the Protection of Natural Forest
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Studies of Regional Policy   19(4) 209-212   Mar 2017
Amish People
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Lay Buddhists   64(760) 6-9   Sep 2015   [Invited]
Book Review: Translation from Forensic Linguistics (John Gibbons)
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Japanese Journal of Law and Psychology   14(1) 113-115   Oct 2014   [Refereed][Invited]
Japanese Law School in Limbo
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Weekly Law Times (Shukan Houritsu Shinbun)   (2056)    Aug 2014   [Invited]
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Nikkei Newspaper      Nov 2013
On the Occasion of Publication of the Inauguration Issue of LANGUAGE & LAW
Mami Hiraike Okawara
Language and Law, the inaguration issue   1 1-1   Jun 2013   [Invited]
The 4th Anniversary of the Start of Lay Judge System
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Jomo Shimbun (Newspaper) 'Voice', May 22nd      May 2013   [Invited]
On the Occasion of Publication of the Japanese Version of Forensic Linguistics by John Gibbons
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Forensic Linguistics: An Introduction to Language in the Justice System   3-5   Apr 2013   [Invited]
Exchaning Views at Seminar on Requirement Facts on Domestic-relations Adjudication
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Law School Institute for Requirement Facts on Domestic-relations Adjudication   11 41-42   Mar 2013   [Invited]

Books etc

 
Modern Japanese Vocabulary
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, Introduction of Lay Judge System and Legal Language)
Asakura Shoten   Mar 2019   
2019 Modern Language Basic Knowledge
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, Trials and Society)
Jiyu Kokuminsha   Nov 2018   
The Interdisciplinary Study of Law and Language: Forensic Linguistics in Japan
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, International Perspectives on Translation, Education and Innovation in Japanese and Korean Societies,)
Springer   Mar 2018   
Amish from its Origin to Divisions over the issues of Meidung within American Hisotory
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Akashi Shoten Publisher   Mar 2018   
2018 Modern Language Basic Knowledge
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Joint Work, Trials and Society)
Jiyuu Kokuminsha   Nov 2017   
The Legal Process in Contemporry Japan: A Festschrift in Honor of Professor Setsuo Miyazawa's 70th Birthday Vol.2
Keiichi Ageishi, Hiroshi Otsuk, Katsuhiro Musashi and Mari Hirayama (eds.) (Part:Contributor, Analyzing legal terminology from the perspectives of language barriers)
Shinzansha   2017   
2017 Modern Language Basic Knowledge
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, Trials and Society)
Jiyuu Kokuminsha   Nov 2016   ISBN:4426101352
Interdisciplinary Approach to Tourism Policy
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, Karuizawa Town as an International Goodwill Cultural Town)
Keiso Shobo   Mar 2016   
Special Blessings and Weight of Agriculture in the Amish Society
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, Rebirth of Agriculture and Farming Community Under Free Trade)
Nihon Keizai Hyouronsha Ltd.   Mar 2016   
2016 Modern Language Basic Knowledge
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, Trials and Society)
Jiyuu Kokuminsha   Nov 2015   ISBN:4426101344
2015 Modern Language Basic Knowledge
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, Trials and Society)
Jiyuu Kokuminsha   Nov 2014   ISBN:4426101336
In Consideration of Landscape Law and Regional Policy
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, Introductory Chaper and Landscape Case Examples)
Keisou Shobo   Mar 2014   ISBN:978-4-326-30228-4
To preserve beautiful landscapes is a cooperative work among researchers, practitioners and local governments. The book illustrates landscape laws, the relationship with regional policy.
Amish in the Courtroom
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Akashi Shoten   Jan 2014   ISBN:9784750339573
2014 Modern Language Basic Knowledge
OKAWARA, Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, Trials and Society)
Jiyuu Kokuminsha   Nov 2013   ISBN:4426101328
Translation from the book 'Failing Law Schools'
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Joint Translation, Chapter 1~6)
Kadensha   Apr 2013   ISBN:978-4-7634-0662-0
2013 Modern Language Basic Knowledge
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, Trials and Society)
Jiyu Kokuminsha   Nov 2012   ISBN:978-4426101312
The Oxford Handbook of Language and Law
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, Courtroom Discourse in Japan's New Judicial Order)
Oxford University Press   May 2012   ISBN:978-0-19-957212-0
The implementation of the saiban-in (lay judge) system in 2009 has opened the way, not
only to lay participation but also to some participation by linguists in Japanese courts. In
this chapter I will show how diff erences between lay and professio...
Law and Language
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, Chap 1(Legal Terminology), Chap 3(Language of Justice), Chap 15 (History of Forensic Linguistics))
Kuroshio Shuppan   Apr 2012   ISBN:9784874245514
2012 Modern Language Basic Knowledge
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, Trials and Society)
Jiyu Kokuminsha   Nov 2011   ISBN:978-4426101305
Dictionary of Regional Policy
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, Forensic Linguistics, Japanse Lay Judge System, Regional Legal Service, Ethnic Minority)
Keiso Shobo   Aug 2011   ISBN:978-4326302000
2011 Modern Language Basic Knowledge
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, Trials and Society)
Jiyu Kokuminsha   Nov 2010   ISBN:13: 978-4426101299
Minna ga Shiranai Saiban Gyoukai no Urabanashi (An Inside Story of the Courtroom World, 2010)
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Seiryu Shuppan   Jul 2010   ISBN:13: 978-4860293284
2010 Modern Language Basic Knowledge
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, Courtroom Language in the Era of the Lay Judge System)
Jiyu Kokuminsha   Nov 2009   ISBN:978-4-426-10128-2
The Collection of Papers Celebrating Prof Takeshi Kojima's 70 Years of Age
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, A Study on an Alternative Justice of the Amish in the American Society)
Shouji Houmu   Oct 2009   ISBN:13: 978-4785716851
Manual for Criminal Lawyers - Lay Judge System
Sadato Goto, Satoshi Shinmiya, Takashi Takano & Takafumi Hayano (Part:Contributor, Linguistics of Persuasion)
Dai-Ichi Houki, Inc.   Aug 2009   ISBN:13: 978-4474024267
Peculiar Legal Language Studies
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Taishukan Shoten   Feb 2009   ISBN:13: 978-4469221985
Approach to Tourism Policy
Yoshimitsu Tsukui & Hiroaki Harada (Part:Contributor, Preserving Environment & Culture While Promoting Tourism)
Taka Shobo Yumi Press   Mar 2008   ISBN:13: 978-4803404999
Shimin kara Mita Saiban-In Saiban (The Japanese Lay Judge System Viewed through Lay Persons, 2008)
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Akashi Shoten   Mar 2008   ISBN:13: 978-4750328454
Saiban-in Jidai no Houtei Yogo (Courtroom Language for the Mixed Court System) Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Sanseido, Tokyo   2008   ISBN:978-4-385-36367-7
Kanko Seisaku heno Approach (Approach to Tourism Policy) 'Environmental and Cultural Preservation', Eds by Tsukui et al.
Taka Shobo Yumi Press, Tokyo   2008   ISBN:978-4-8034-0499-9
Shimin Shakai to Hou (Civil Society and Law), 'Enhancement of the Functionality of the Mixed Court System', Ed by Takao Tanase
Minerva Shobo, Kyoto   2007   ISBN:978-4-623-04665-2
John Gibbons et al ed. Language in the Law (Legal Japanese Viewed through the Unfair Competition Prevention Law)
Orient Longman   2004   ISBN:81 250 2649 5
Language in the Law
John Gibbons, V. Prakasam, K.V. Tirumalesh, Hemalatha Nagarajan (Part:Contributor, Legal Japanese Viewed through the Unfair Competition Prevention Law)
Orient Longman   2004   ISBN:81-250-2649-5
The New Horizon of Law & Society
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike (Part:Contributor, The Embrionic Movements of Forensic Linguistics in Japan)
Yuhikaku   Oct 1998   ISBN:4-641-02734
Saiban Kara Mita America Shakai (American Society Viewed Through Trials)
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Akashi Shoten   Jul 1998   ISBN:13: 978-4750310602
Saiban Kara Mita America Shakai (American Society Viewed Through Court Cases)
Akashi Shoten, Tokyo   1998   ISBN:4-7503-1060-3
Saiban-in no Tame no Houtei Yogo (Handbook on Courtroom Language) Japan Federation of Bar Associations
Sanseido, Tokyo   1998   ISBN:978-4-385-36369-1
Hou Shakaigaku no Shin-Chihei(A New Horizon of Sociology of Law), 'The Embryo Stage of Forensic Linguistics'
Yuhikaku, Tokyo   1998   ISBN:4-641-02734-X
On Japanese and How to Teach It
Osamu Kamada & Wesley M. Jacobsen (Part:Contributor, Japanese Foreigner Register in the Use of Vocablary)
The Japam Times   Oct 1990   ISBN:4-7890-0525-9
Japanese Foreigner Registers in the Use of Vocabulary
The Japan Times   1990   

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Lay Understanding of Civil Law Terminology in Japan
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
14th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists   3 Jul 2019   
Japanese Trademark Cases in Linguistic and Economic Contexts
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
20th International Roundtable for the Semiotics of Law (IRSL 2019)   24 May 2019   
Reflection of the Academic Situation of Linguistic-related Associations [Invited]
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Japan Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages   2 Dec 2018   
Japan's Upmarket Resort Town Karuizwa in Retrospect and Prospect [Invited]
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Adam Mickiewicz University   14 Jul 2018   
 Paraphrase of Sixteen Legal Terms from the Japanese Civil Code
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
2017 Asian Law and Society Annual Conference   16 Dec 2017   
Judging Language of Law
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
2017 AnnuaMeeting of Law and Languagel   2 Dec 2017   
A Struggle with Environment at Martha's Vineyard Island [Invited]
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Karuizawa Cultural Association   16 Oct 2017   
Japanese Authorship Analysis Studies
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Relaunch Conference 2017 of International Language and Law Association   8 Sep 2017   
Simplification of Basic Legal Terms of Japanese Civil Code
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
13th Biennial Conference of International Association of Forensic Linguists   12 Jul 2017   
Success and Tragedy of World Female Leaders
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Power Lunch   11 Feb 2017   
America of Diversity: Some Amish Cases
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Women Forum of Politics and Economics   22 Jan 2017   
Lay perception versus legal reasoning
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Clarity 2016: an international association promoting plain legal language   4 Nov 2016   
Lay Understanding of 16 Basic Legal Terms of Japanese Civil Code
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
22 Sep 2016   
Lay perception of basic legal terms of Japanese civil code
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
The 2nd Asian Regional Conference of Forensic Linguists   8 Jul 2016   
Two Approaches to Simplifying Japanese Civil Law Terminology
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
The 4th East Asian Law & Society Conference   5 Aug 2015   
Simpifying Japanese Civil Law Terminology [Invited]
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
The Tenth Conference on Translation, Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics   26 Jun 2015   Laboratory of Legilinguistics, Adam Mickiewicz University
A Study on Paraphrases of Incomprehensible Civil Law Terms
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Language and Law   7 Dec 2014   
Paraphrases of Legal Terminology Based on Lay Perceptions
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
14th Conference of the European Association for Japanese Stuides   30 Aug 2014   
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
The Association of Karuizawa Villa Owners   Aug 2014   
A Study on the Paraphrases of Civil Legal Terms
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association of Sociology of Law   11 May 2014   
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
The 2014 Annual Meeting of Law and Society   May 2014   
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
The 9th Conference of the Nordica Association of Japanese and Korean Studies   22 Aug 2013   
For a Good Future of Forensic Linguistics in Japan
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
11th Biennial Conference on Forensic Linguistics/Language and Law   27 Jun 2013   Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Thursday, 27th June 10:30 - 14:00 Auditorio Colloquium: Making Linguistics Relevant to the Law.
*Moderator: Diana Eades
1,Janet Ainsworth. “Training Lawyers How to Make Linguistics Relevant to Law”
2,Diana Eades. “Communication eccentricities, t...
A Discourse Analysis of Sakurai's Confession Statement of the Fukawa Case
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Law & Society Annual Meeting   31 May 2013   Law and Society Association
A False Confession of the Fukawa Case
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
The Third East Asian Law & Society Conference   22 Mar 2013   
The Culture and Lifestyles of Amish People [Invited]
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Miku Association   15 Feb 2013   
Some Comments on Requirement Facts on Domestic-relations Adjudication [Invited]
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Seminar on Requirement Facts on Domestic-relations Adjudication   1 Dec 2012   
Positive Law and Forensic Linguistics-Legal Terminology [Invited]
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Positive Law and Basic Law   23 Oct 2012   Soka Univerisity Law School
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
THE REGIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORENSIC LINGUISTS 2012   Jul 2012   University of Malaya
THE REGIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORENSIC LINGUISTS 2012
(IAFL 2012)
“Forensic Linguistics / Language and Law: Researching Interdisciplinary Dimensions and Perspectives”

5 – 7 July 2012

The Saujana Hotel Kuala Lumpur...
For Better Communication Getting to People's Hearts [Invited]
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Workshop of Takasaki Probation Officers   Jul 2012   
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Seventh Conference on Legal Translation, Court Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics (Legal Linguistics   Jun 2012   Laboratory of Legilinguistics
Lay Understanding of Legal Terminology in the Era of the Japanese Lay Judge System

Mami Hiraike Okawara

The implementation of the lay judge system in 2009 has opened the way to lay participation in Japan. In this presentation I take up two lega...
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike & Kazuhiko HIGUCHI
The Annual Meeting of the Law & Society Association   Jun 2012   The Law & Society Association
This paper discusses an institutional problem of Japanese district courts, presumably due to a shortage of judges. We will take up one civil case and one criminal case, in which the same judge or the same panel of judges participated in a decision...
The Nature of Present-Day College Students [Invited]
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Tomioka Rotary Club   Feb 2012   
Legal Terminology Viewed Through Citizens
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
2012 New Year Seminar of Gunma Labor Relations Commission   Jan 2012   Gunma Labor Relations Commisiion
Spirituality of Amish People [Invited]
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Society for Research on Discussion among Different Regions   Dec 2011   
A Presumption of Guilt rather than Presumption of
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
The Second East Asian Law and Society Conference   Oct 2011   Yonsei Law School
Positive Law and Forensic Linguistics
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Positive Law and Basic Law   26 Sep 2011   Soka Univeristy Law School
Legal Terminology from the book 'an Inside Story of the Courtroom World' [Invited]
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Seminar of Miku Meeting   19 Aug 2011   Miku
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike & Kazuhiko Higuchi
The 2011 Annual Meeting of Law and Society   Jun 2011   Law and Society Association
In this presentation we would like to discuss some institutional problems of the Japanese lay judge (saiban-in) system. We will take up one lay judge trial, in which the defendant pleaded not guilty to a charge of being an accomplice to a crime o...
Legal Language and Legal Discourse [Invited]
OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Sixth Conference on Legal Translation, Court Interpreting and Comparative Legilinguistics   Jun 2011   The Institute of Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University

Research Grants & Projects

 
Explaining Important Civil Law Terms for Lay People
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Scientific Research C, Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Approach
Project Year: Apr 2015 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
A Study on Plain Civil Law Terms based on Lay Perception
Takasaki City University of Economics: Special Research Grant
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2015    Investigator(s): OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
A Study on the Paraphrase of Civil Legal Terminology
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Schientifi Research Challenging Exploratory Research
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2014    Investigator(s): OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Environment and Regional Policy
Regional Policy Center at Takasaki City Univ of Economics: Research Project Grant
Project Year: Jul 2011 - Mar 2014    Investigator(s): OKAWARA Mami Hiraike
Linguistic Analysis of the Confession Statesments of the Fukawa Case
Takasaki City Univ of Economics: Special Research Grant
Project Year: Apr 2012 - Mar 2013    Investigator(s): OKAWARA Mami Hiraike

Others

 
Apr 2018   Book Review: Amish in American History
Sep 2014   The Polymath, TV Asahi
A book titled An Inside Story of the Courtroom World' got mentioned in a television program 'The Polymath', TV Asahi, on 11 September 2014, starting 19:00.
Sep 2014   Symposium on Learning Karuizawa Rules
A talk titled 'Some Considerations of Karuizawa Landscape' at the Association of Karuizawa VIlla Owners was introduced in Karuizawa News Paper,No.135, 10 September 2014.

Social Contribution

 
International Programs at TCUE
[TV or radio appearance]  Radio Takasaki  Radio-seminar by Takasaki City Univ of Economics  5 May 2017
An International Community on Board
[TV or radio appearance]  Radio Takasaki  Radio-seminar by Takasaki City Univeristy of Economics