Fujimoto Koji

写真a

Affiliation

IWATE University  Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences  Department of Regional Policy 

Position

Associate Professor

Year of Birth

1974

Mail Address

E-mail address

Research Interests 【 display / non-display

  • History of Criminal Law and Procedure

  • Western Legal History

  • Comparative Law

  • Comparative Legal Culture

  • Criminal Justice

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Graduating School 【 display / non-display

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    1997.03

    Hitotsubashi University   Faculty of Law   Law of Public Relation   Graduated

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    2002.07

    Hitotsubashi University  Graduate School, Division of Law  Doctor's Course  Completed

Degree 【 display / non-display

  • Hitotsubashi University -  LL.D.  2003.07

  • Hitotsubashi University -  LL.M.  1999.03

Campus Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2009.04
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    Now

    IWATE University   Abolition organization   Law and Economics   Associate Professor   [Duty]

External Career 【 display / non-display

  • 2008.10
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    2009.03

      COE Fellow  

  • 2007.04
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    2009.03

      Lecturer  

  • 2006.04
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    2009.03

      Lecturer  

  • 2006.04
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    2008.03

      Lecturer  

  • 2005.04
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    2007.03

      Junior Fellow  

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Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Criminal law

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Legal theory and history

 

Course Subject 【 display / non-display

  • 2009

    Constitutional Law

  • 2009

    Topics in Legal Studies, A

  • 2009

  • 2009

  • 2012

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Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • Research on "Contract" from Complex Studying Areas.

    Periods of research:

    2007.04
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    2009.03

    Keywords : Contract

    Style of Research: Collaboration in Japan

    Research Program: The Other Research Programs  

Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Japanese Criminal Justice: A Comparative Legal History Perspective.

    Fujimoto Koji

    Japanese Society and Culture ( The Institute of Social Sciences, Toyo University )  3   83 - 90   2021.03

    Academic Journal  Single Work

    The Carlos Ghosn case has focused the world’s attention on Japan’s criminal justice system. In particular, the system has been subject to intense criticism, condemning its reliance on confessions in investigation, and for proof of guilt. The investigative approach of using physical restraints on suspects and defendants to coerce confessions is critically referred to as “hostage justice”. While the Japanese Ministry of Justice and the Public Prosecutor’s Office have responded to such criticisms by arguing for the uniqueness of the legal system, the problematic nature of this aspect of Japanese criminal justice cannot be denied, as noted by past false convictions and other evidence. The aim of this study is to examine why there are such features from a comparative legal history perspective.

    Although there have been various examinations of these characteristics of Japanese criminal justice, there has been little mention of its history. When compared to the German history of the abolition of torture, and the move away from reliance on confessions in the German criminal justice system, the historical factor in Japan becomes clear. When torture was abolished in Germany, people looked for alternative means of proof, and, after many twists and turns, arrived at the principle of free evaluation of evidence. Japan saw no such struggle, however, and there is little consideration of alternative means of proof to confessions. These are the key findings of this study. In conclusion, “torture” in a sense has not yet been abolished in Japan.

  • Über die Beteiligung der Opfer an der Strafjustiz

    Fujimoto Koji

    Artes Liberales ( Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Iwate University. )  ( 106・107 ) 265 - 278   2020.12

    Others  Single Work

    Based on my research on the history of early modern and modern German criminal law, I will present a comparative legal history of the abolition of torture in Japan, which has been criticized as "hostage justice" and which emphasizes the uniqueness rather than the universality of Japanese criminal justice practice. In this paper, we have tried to examine the question of the background to the abolition of torture in Japan from a comparative legal historical perspective. As a result, I suggest that there is a certain degree of validity in the hypothesis that the abolition of torture in Japan followed a very different course from its realization in Germany, and that it has remained a negative legacy to this day in the form of the excessive emphasis on confessions in the law of evidence.

    DOI

  • Sentence Theory and Balancing between Crime and Punishment in the Modern Reformation of Criminal law and Procedure.

    Koji Fujimoto

    Law and Culture Series XVI. Legal Culture around punishment.(Kokusai-shoin)     213 - 236   2018.10

    International Conference Proceedings  Single Work

  • Die Entwicklung der praktischen Strafrechtspflege im frühneuzeitlichen Deutschland.

      74   5 - 19   2018.03

    Academic Journal  Single Work

  • Die aktuelle Bedeutung und Fragen der vergleichenden Studien über die Geschichte der beweisrecht.

    Koji Fujimoto

    The Hitotsubashi journal of law and international studies   15 ( 1 ) 85 - 97   2016.03

    Academic Journal  Single Work

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Genealogy of Criminal Jurisprudence

    Makoto Ida, Kazushige Asada, and more. ( Pages responsible : Chapter 13, "Genealogy of Prosecution and Trial Jurisprudence" )

    Shinzansha Co.  2022.01 ISBN: 9784797281255

    Scholarly Book

  • Europe as Frontier.(jointly translated)

    Susumu Yamauchi,Etc.

    2008.03 ISBN: 9784877911775

    Scholarly Book

  • Jurists in Early Modern and Modern Europe.(Jointly Worked)

    KASTUTA,Aritsune, etc.

    2008.02 ISBN: 9784623047314

    Scholarly Book

  • Relationship between Enlightening Reformation of German Criminal Law and Poena Extraordinaria(Extraordinary Punishment).

    Koji Fujimoto

    2006.03 ISBN: 4877911545

    Scholarly Book

  • An Outline of Western Legal History.(Jointly Worked)

    KATSUTA,Aritsune, MORI,Seiichi, YAMAUCHI,Susumu, YASHIKI,Rei Jiro, MURAKAMI,Yutaka, MASTUMOTO,Naoko, UEDA,Rieko, FUJIMOTO,Koji.

    2004.10 ISBN: 462304064X

    Scholarly Book

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Review Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Book Review: "Study of Constitutio Criminaris Carolina" by Yutaka Kamiguchi.

    Koji Fujimoto

    Legal history review ( Jaoan Legal History Association )  70   405 - 411   2020.03

    Academic Journal  

  • Academic Reviews of Legal History 2020

    Houritsu Jihou ( Nihon Hyoronsya )  ( 1158 ) 240 - 241   2020.11

    Academic Journal  

  • Academic Reviews of Legal History 2020

    Yurie Kurosu, Michihiro Yamaguchi, KIyoshi Daida, Yusuke Koishigawa, Daisuke Mizuma, Hitomi ONo, Wataru Miyasaka, Masanori Yabumoto, Koji Fujimoto, Teruhisa Komuro.

    Houritsu Jihou ( Nihon Hyoronsya )  93 ( 13 ) 231 - 243   2021.11

    Academic Journal  

Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Intrication of Criminal and Civil Affairs in 17th-Century Germany.

    Oral Presentation(General)  Koji Fujimoto.

    2006.06
     
     

  • Modernized Formation of Imprisonment and Body as its object.

    Oral Presentation(General)  Koji Fujimoto.

    2004.04
     
     

  • On Continuousity and/or discontinuousity between Corporal Punishment(Leibesstrafe) and Capital Punishment(Lebensstrafe).

    Oral Presentation(General)  Koji Fujimoto.

    2003.10
     
     

  • On the Change of Law of Evidence in Early Modern Germany.

    Oral Presentation(General)  Koji Fujimoto.

    2000.06
     
     

Association Memberships 【 display / non-display

  • 1999.04
     
     
     

    Society for the Study of Legal Culture.

  • 1999.04
     
     
     

    Japan Legal History Association

Academic Activity 【 display / non-display

  • 2015.04
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    Society for the Study of Legal Culture.  

  • 2010.04
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    2012.03

    Japan Legal History Association