The Territory of Japan
Its History and Legal Basis
Translated by Alex Meyer
Published by JPIC | Hardcover | ISBN 978-4-86658-016-6 | 264 pages | 210mm (h) x 148mm (w) | March 2018
- About the Book
The Northern Territories, Takeshima, and the Senkaku Islands—what exactly is the territorial extent of Japan? To answer this fundamental question, the author, an authority on international law, retraces and analyzes the history of negotiations over these territories, while also setting forth his vision of the future of issues concerning territorial land, air, and sea.
Chapter 1 Development of Japan’s Territory
Chapter 2 The Northern Territories (Kunashiri Island, Etorofu Island, Habomai Islands, and Shikotan Island)
Chapter 3 The Senkaku Islands
Chapter 4 Takeshima
Chapter 5 Territorial Sea and Exclusive Economic Zone
Chapter 6 Exclusive Economic Zones between Japan and the Republic of Korea, and Japan and China
Chapter 7 A Proposal for Stability and Coexistence in East Asia
Chapter 8 Territorial Air Space and Air Defense Identification Zones
- About the Author
SERITA Kentaro was born in 1941 in former Manchuria. He graduated from the Faculty of Law at Kyoto University. He has served as Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law at Kobe University from 1981; Dean of the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies at Kobe University from 1994; and Professor Emeritus at Kobe University from 2004. He was also formerly the Dean of the Law School at Aichi Gakuin University and President of Kyoto Notre Dame University.
He is an expert in international law and international human rights law, and author of works that include Kenpo to kokusai kankyo (Japan’s Constitution in the International Environment (revised edition)), Kokusai jinken joyaku shiryoshu (The International Bill of Human Rights (document collection)), Eijuusha no kenri (The Rights of Permanent Residents), Fuhenteki kokusai shakai no seiritsu to kokusaiho (Building on the Global Community and International Law), Shima no ryoyu to keizai suiiki no kyokai kakutei (Sovereignty over Islands and the Delimitation of Economic Zones), and various international treaties. In 2017, he received the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon for his academic achievements.