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Rissho University
Faculty of Law, Department of Law
Ph.D(RYUKOKU University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Feb 2017
Mar 2017
Birkbeck, University of London, Institute for Criminal Policy Research Institute for Criminal Policy Research Visiting Researcher
Aug 2018
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law Center for the Study of Law & Society Visiting Scholar

Committee Memberships

Mar 2011
Japanese Association of Sociological Crimonology
Apr 2011
Oct 2017
Japanese Association of Sociological Crimonology  Editorial Committee
Apr 2013
Japanese Society of Law and Forensic Social Services  Editorial Committee
Oct 2017
Japanese Association of Sociological Crimonology  General Affairs Committee

Published Papers

Current Japanese Drug Policy:
Japanese Journal of Sociological Criminology   43    Oct 2018
Drug Treatment for Drug Abusers in Criminal Jusitice Systems: Who's Right and Duty for Recovery
Journal of Criminal Law   57(2) 229-247   Mar 2018
Drug Policy in USA:The Social Welfare Service in Criminal Justice Systems
50(3) 1056-1068   Feb 2018   [Invited]
New Trends of Ameican Drug Policy
Japanese Journal of Addiction & Family   33(1) 7-10   Nov 2017   [Invited]
Past and Future of Drug Policy in Japan: What can we learn from America and Europe
Japanese Journal of Psychiatric Treatment   32(11) 1465-1470   Nov 2017   [Invited]


What can we learn from European Harm Reduction Policy.
Maruyama, Yasuhiro
Gendai Business (Web Magazine)      Sep 2018

Books etc

The Law, Psychology and Social Welfare of Family
Oct 2019   
The Rissho International Journal of Academic Research in Culture and Society 2: The Academic Canon of Arts and Humanities, and Science
The Rissho University International Journal Committee (Part:Contributor, Penal Reform for the Drug Offenses in Japan)
Heibon-sha   Mar 2019   
The "Report of the study group on the state of criminal law regarding young persons" was released in December of 2016. The focus of this report concerns the criminal law system regarding young people, particularly matters such as the qualifying ag...
Practice of Therapeutic Justice
Makoto Ibusuki, and more (Part:Contributor, The Issues of Drug Court and Therapeutic Jurisprudence: What is the purpose of Problem Solving Courts)
Oct 2018   

Conference Activities & Talks

Towards Japanese Penal Welfarism
CSLS Visiting Scholars Speaker Series   5 Dec 2018   Center for the Study of Law and Society, UC Berkeley
A New Movement in Japanese Drug Policy: Aiming for Policies that do not Depend on Punishment
12th International Society for the Study of Drug Policy   17 May 2018   International Society for the Study of Drug Policy
Typical treatment for drug users has supposedly changed from punishment to welfare and medical treatment. In particular, drug policy makers need to consider not only criminal issues but also welfare and medical issues. I expect that drug policy wi...
Lowering the Age of Criminal Liability in Japanese Juvenile Systems
The 17th Annual Conference of European Society of Criminology   15 Sep 2017   European Society of Criminology
The Practice of Forensic Social Worker and Psychotherapist in Criminal Justice System: The Comments by Criminal Policy
3 Sep 2017   
Drug Policy From Punishment to Public Welfare
Japanese Society for Clinical Toxicology: The 39th Congress   30 Jun 2017   

Social Contribution

Japanese law and social mores still treat users of soft drugs severely
[Commentator, Media coverage cooperation]  The Economist  The Economist  Sep 2019 - Sep 2019
My Comment was in "The Economist"
New Support Systems for Women of Drug Abusers in Prison
[Media coverage cooperation, Advisor]  Hokkaido Shim-bun  Hokkaido Shim-bun  Sep 2019
Keep forcusing the defendants after sentencing
[Commentator]  Asahi Shin-Bun  May 2019 - May 2019