Noboru YANASE

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Name
Noboru YANASE
E-mail
yanase.noborunihon-u.ac.jp
URL
http://yanasenoboru.net/
Affiliation
Nihon University
Section
College of Law
Job title
Professor
Degree
Ph.D.(2009), LL.M.(2002)
Research funding number
90432179

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Noboru Yanase is a professor of constitutional law at College of Law, Nihon University (Japan). He received his L.L.M. and Ph.D. from Keio University (Japan). He is an author of many articles and books, including Saiban-in Seido no Rippougaku: Tougi-minshushugi Riron ni motoduku Kokumin no Shihou-sanka no Igi no Sai-kousei [Institutional Design of the Lay Judge System: Reanalysis of the Meaning of the General Public Participation in the Criminal Justice System based on the Theory of Deliberative Democracy] (2009) and Jukuryo to Tougi no Minshushugi Riron: Chokusetsu-minshusei ha Daigisei wo Norikoerareruka [Debating Deliberative Democracy: Can Direct Democracy Override Representative Democracy?] (2015).
His main area of research and teaching is constitutional law, including political theory and comparative study of the Japanese and American constitutional systems. Recently, he has actively advanced the international community’s understanding of Japanese constitutional theory, through publishing peer-reviewed articles in both Japanese and English.
Yanase has primarily focused his research on public participation in justice from the perspective of constitutional law. He has studied it for years, first writing on the subject in his doctoral thesis. He later published his first single-authored book, produced by the second most famous publisher on law in Japan, in 2009. He was selected as a presenter on this topic at the Annual Meeting in 2016 by the Japan Public Law Association, the most prestigious academic society in Japan.
Yanase is one of the few active researchers on the impeachment system in Japan, conducting comparative studies to examine the topic. He is also interested in the federal impeachment system in the United States, because the Japanese system stems from it.
As one of the leading experts in deliberative polling in Japan, he has managed most of the authorized deliberative polls in Japan, including Energy and Environmental Policy Options, which was requested by the Japanese government and influenced the country’s policy making. In addition, he wrote Jukuryo to Tougi no Minshushugi Riron, published by an established Japanese publisher. His work in this regard has garnered him awards from Nihon University College of Law and the Japanese Association of Comparative Constitutional Law.

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Academic & Professional Experience

 
Oct 2016
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Today
Professor, College of Law, Nihon University
 
Apr 2013
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Sep 2016
Associate Professor, College of Law, Nihon University
 
Apr 2007
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Today
Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Keio University
 
Apr 2004
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Today
Lecturer, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
 
Apr 2010
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Mar 2013
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Komazawa University
 
Oct 2009
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Mar 2010
Associate Professor, School of General Education, Shinshu University
 
Apr 2006
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Sep 2009
Assistant Professor, School of General Education, Shinshu University
 

Education

 
Sep 2002
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Mar 2006
Doctorial Program, Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
 
Apr 2000
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Mar 2002
Course of Public Law, Master's Program, Graduate School of Law, Keio University
 
Apr 1996
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Mar 2000
Department of Law, Faculty of Law, Keio University
 

Awards & Honors

 
Mar 2016
Academic Prize for 2015, Nihon University, College of Law
Winner: Noboru Yanase
 
Oct 2015
Academic Prize for 2014, The Japanese Association of Comparative Constitutional Law
Winner: Noboru Yanase
 
Jun 2012
Academic Prize for 2009, The Japanese Association of Law and Political Science
Winner: Noboru Yanase
 
Jun 2011
Academic Prize for 2011, Public Policy Studies Association, Japan
Winner: Noboru Yanase
 

Books etc

 
Debating Deliberative Democracy: Can Direct Democracy Override Representative Democracy?
Noboru Yanase
Minerva Shobo   Feb 2015   ISBN:9784623072309
Companion to the Constitutional of Japan with Education-Related Cases
Noboru Yanase
Gakubunsha   Apr 2013   ISBN:9784762023378
Government and Participation in Japanese and Korean Civil Society
Yoshiaki Kobayashi & Seung Jong Lee eds. (Part:Joint Work, “The Meaning of the Peremptory Challenge in the Saiban-in (Lay Judges) Selection System in Japan: Legal Interpretation and Game Theoretical Analysis”)
Bokutakusha   May 2010   ISBN:9784833224321
Institutional Design of the Lay Judge System: Reanalysis of the Meaning of the General Public Participation in the Criminal Justice System based on the Theory of Deliberative Democracy
Noboru Yanase
Nippon Hyoron Sha   Oct 2009   ISBN:9784535517134

Published Papers

 
Noboru Yanase
Social Science Japan Journal   19(2)    Aug 2016   [Refereed]
Noboru Yanase
Asian Journal of Law and Society   3(2)    Aug 2016   [Refereed]
“Overview of the Judge Impeachment System in Japan: Focusing on the Constitutional Design for the Impeachment Committee and Court”
Noboru Yanase
Nihon University Comparative Law   (31) 1-17   Mar 2015   [Refereed]
“The Meaning and Outline of the Saiban-in (Lay Judges) Selection System in Japan: Legal Interpretation and Game Theoretical Analysis”
Noboru Yanase
Journal of humanities and social sciences, Shinshu University   (2) 193-206   Apr 2008   [Refereed]

Conference Activities & Talks

 
“The Concept of Democracy in the Legislative Process of the Lay Judge System”
Noboru Yanase
The 4th East Asian Law & Society Conference   5 Aug 2015   
“The Meaning and Outline of the Saiban-in (Lay Judges) Selection System in Japan: Legal Interpretation and Game Theoretical Analysis”
Noboru Yanase
The 6th International Conference of the Japan Economic Policy Association   9 Dec 2007   

Research Grants & Projects

 
Communicating the Japanese Constitutional Theory on Public Participation in Justice to the International Community
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(C)
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Noboru Yanase
Inquiring into Conflict between Liberalism and Democracy through Research on the Saiban-in (Lay Judge) System and Impeachment System
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2013 - Mar 2016    Investigator(s): Noboru Yanase
Can Deliberative Polls Solve the Problems of Inter-temporal Conflict?
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A)
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2013    Investigator(s): Yasunori Sone
Research on the Possibility of Utilizing Deliberative Polling to Facilitate Public Engagement of Science
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
Project Year: Apr 2010 - Mar 2013    Investigator(s): Shigeo Sugiyama
Reconsideration of the Dilemma of the Democratic Judiciary based on the Republican Constitutional Theory of Deliberative Democracy
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B)
Project Year: Apr 2009 - Mar 2011    Investigator(s): Noboru Yanase
New Interpretation of the Saiban-in(Lay Judges)Trial System based on the Republican Constitutional Theory of Deliberative Democracy
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (Start-up)
Project Year: Apr 2007 - Mar 2009    Investigator(s): Noboru Yanase