Recently published (in English) in the Ritsumeikan Law Review is a paper by Professor Tetsuro Hirano entitled Discussion between experts and lawyers in court: Proposal of ‘conference of evidence’ for litigation requiring expertise in Japan.

The paper by Professor Hirano explores the Australian and Japanese approaches to expert evidence. He concludes:

This paper proposes a new hybrid method combining the Sydney and Tokyo innovations, which is capable of wider practical application in Japan, i.e. a roundtable conference among a court-appointed expert, expert witnesses who are commissioned by parties and lawyers. This procedure should be called “Conference of Evidence”.

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