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Waseda University
Faculty of Law School of Law
Job title
Ph.D(University of Tokyo), LL.M(University of London), Master of Law(University of Tokyo)
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Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

April to present: Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, Waseda University, Tokyo.
April to March 2010: Professor of Law, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
September to March 2006: Associate Professor of Law, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo.
April to August 1999: Professor of Law, Seikei University, Tokyo.
April to March 1999: Associate Professor of Law, Seikei University, Tokyo.


Division I (Private Law course), Faculty of Laws, University of Tokyo
Anglo-American Law, Graduate School, Division of Law and Politics, University of Tokyo
LL.M, Graduate School, Division of Law, University of London
Anglo-American Law, Graduate School, Division of Law and Politics, University of Tokyo

Committee Memberships

Apr 2010
Japan Society of Comparative Law  Director
Apr 2016
Japanese American Society for Legal Studies  Director
Apr 2019
Mar 2021
European Union Studies Association Japan  President

Published Papers

Brexit and the Possible Future UK-EU Partnership Agreements
Tamio Nakamura
International Economic Law   (27) 54-74   Nov 2018   [Invited]
Reference to International Human Rights Treaties in Interpreting and Applying Private Laws in Japan - Current Features and Remaining Challenges -
Tamio Nakamura
Tamio Nakamura (ed.), The Role of Constitutional Principles in the Interpretation and Application of Private Law   108-124   Mar 2018
Japan's New Citizens' Lay Judges System: An Unprincipled Reform and Its Practices in the Initial Eight Years
Tamio Nakamura
Soochow Law Journal   15(1) 1-34   Jan 2018   [Invited]
Incomplete and Changing Constitution of the UK
Tamio Nakamura
Leviathan   (60) 100-117   Apr 2017   [Invited]
Challenges on British Constitution arising from its withdrawal from the EU
Tamio Nakamura
17(4) 99-103   Apr 2017   [Invited]

Books etc

Leading Cases on the Law of the European Union, 3rd ed.
Tamio Nakamura and Takao Suami (Part:Editor)
Nihon Hyoronsha   Mar 2019   ISBN:9784535523463
Advanced level case book that collects thirty nine leading cases of EU law, past and present. Detailed case notes follows each case summary.
The Role of Constitutional Principles in the Interpretation and Application of Private Law - A Comparison between Japan and China at the Time of the Codification of Chinese Civil Code -
Tamio Nakamura (Part:Editor)
Institute of Comparative Law, Waseda University   Mar 2018   ISBN:9784792327156
What is the EU? (2nd edition)
Tamio Nakamura
Shinzansha Publishing   Oct 2016   ISBN:978-4-7972-3626-2
[Korean translation] EU란 무엇인가』(나카무라 타미오 지음 | 박덕영, 윤재훈, 정정민 옮김 | 박영사 | 2018년 05월 30일 출간)(Pakyoung Publishing Company、May, 2018)181 pp.
What is the EU?
Tamio Nakamura
Shinzansha Publishing   Mar 2015   ISBN:978-4-7972-3424-4
信山社   Apr 2012   ISBN:978-4797255898

Conference Activities & Talks

Tamio Nakamura
Special Lecture Series on Brexit   11 Jul 2019   Meiji University
Meiji University's Special Lecture Series on Brexit invite specialists from various social science fields. The third lecture is by Professor Tamio Nakamura, who talks about legal issues arising from Brexit. He talks about British constitutional co...
Initial Reliefs in Unprecedented Large Scale Natural Disasters: Cooperation between Volunteers and Local Authorities
Large Scale Natural Disasters, Nuclear Power Plant Accidents and Law:From Perspectives of Legal Theories   7 Jul 2012   
Wisdom of Enforcement Diplomacy? Can the EU-Korea Framework Agreement be a future model?
EUSA Asia-Pacific   5 Jun 2012   

Research Grants & Projects

Theorising Global Administrative Law
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2021
Project Year: 2006 - 2007
The present study has had two research aims: (a) to compare the role of law in regionalism in Europe, the Americas and East Asia, and (b) to propose a possible legal and institutional vision of an East Asian Community. The first aim was pursued th...
Structural change of State by globalization and theoretical reconstruction of constitutionalism
Our study has identified two major theoretical perspectives to analyse the current European legal integration. The European "constitutionalism" perspective presupposes the ultimate authority(or the "rule of recognition") that would legitimatise bo...
The European Union as a Regulatory Empire : The Past and the Present.
The present research project analysed the Euripean Union as a regulatory empire. Its underlying perception was that, in the age of globalization, the politics of global standards and regulations was the key to understanding the economic competitio...
Comprehensive Analyses of the Development of the EU's External Policy Structure and Policies to Japan
This research project analyzed the European Union's (EU) changing structure of external relations and its impact on Japan-EU bilateral relations. The Lisbon Treaty which entered force on December 1, 2009, changed the institutional structure of the...