search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - DANIEL ALLAN ROSEN

RF (1993)

Fellow Information:
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Chuo University Law School
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Ichigaya Homura-cho 42-8
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1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: A. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies at a university or research institution.

Field of Study: Law

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: I teach at Chuo University, primarily in the Law School but also in the Graduate School and the undergraduate Faculty of Law. I also teach as an adjunct professor at Waseda University in the Graduate School and the Law School. One of my classes is a seminar on Japanese Law. It is offered with graduate students from other countries in mind. However, Japanese students from other disciplines (such as political science and policy studies) also have enrolled. Another of my classes is a seminar on International Entertainment Law, offered both at Chuo and Waseda. In this course, we pay particular attention to how the Japanese legal system deals with such matters.

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: B. I learned it at a special language training school. (Kyoto Japanese Language School, Kai Japanese Language School, Sendagaya Japanese Language School)

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: During my fellowship, I conducted research on speech and press regulations relating to political campaigns in Japan. The American approach to political speech, in general, is that it is too important to be regulated. The Japanese approach is that it is too important not to be regulated. These two models continue to offer a useful comparison, as the United States struggles with problems relating to campaign contributions, and Japan tries to decide whether it can allow candidates to reach the voters through newer technologies such as the internet. I have since written a number of articles on various aspects of media law and entertainment law in Japan, and I teach courses relating to those areas. To a great extent, my starting point for this line of inquiry was the Japan Foundation Fellowship, for which I am very grateful.

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.