European Journal of Law and Economics

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 93–95

German influences on Japanese Pre-war Constitution and Civil Code

  • SHIGENARI KANAMORI
Article

DOI: 10.1023/A:1008688209052

Cite this article as:
KANAMORI, S. European Journal of Law and Economics (1999) 7: 93. doi:10.1023/A:1008688209052

Abstract

German influences were seen in every field of Japanese culture after the Meiji Restoration. as for the pre-war constitution, Dr. Hermann Roesler is considered the most important foreign advisor to the Japanese government because the constitution was established according to his plan. Roesler recommended that Japanese politicians strengthen the right of the Emperor and establish the constitution by the will of the Emperor, not by the will of the people.

In the enactment of Japan's civil code was to be enacted in 1894 but this code was considered too democratic for the actual Japanese situation. conservative Japanese politicians then tried to established the civil code according to the German model and succeeded partly in doing so.

Constitution Roesler Civil Code. Pandekten 

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© 1998 Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • SHIGENARI KANAMORI
    • 1
  1. 1.Nihon UniversityJapan

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