Presentations

“Informal Constitutional Amendment and the “Reinterpretation” of Japan’s War Powers,” conference on “Japan’s Constitutional Moment”, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, August 12, 2016.

“The Royal Prerogative and Legal Constraints on the Use of Force: Bringing Canadian War Powers Into Line,” Law and Society Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, June 3, 2016.

“The Reinterpretation of Japan’s Article 9 at the Intersection of Constitutional and International Law,” Japan’s Peace Constitution at a Crossroads Symposium, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, March 16, 2016.

“The Reinterpretation of Article 9 of Japan’s Constitution from Constitutional and International Law Perspectives,” International Law and Japanese Approaches to the Law of the Sea and Peace Operations, The Asser Institute, The Hague, February 26, 2016.

“Informal Constitutional Amendment and the Japanese Government Reinterpretation of Constitutional War Powers,” Association of American Law Schools (AALS) 110th Annual Meeting, New York City, New York, January 10, 2016.

Chaired a panel and presented a paper, “Informal Amendment, the Reinterpretation of Article 9 of the Constitution, and the Rule of Law in Japan,” East Asian Law and Society Conference, Waseda Law School, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, August 6, 2015.

“Informal Amendment and Japan’s Constitutional ‘Reinterpretation’,” Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, May 30, 2015.

“Article 9 at a Crossroads: The Past, Present and Future of Japan’s Peace Constitution,” keynote speaker, College of International Relations Research Group on Pacifism, 6th Annual Seminar, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, March 18, 2015.

“A Means-Methods Paradox and the Legality of Drone Strikes in Armed Conflict,” Canadian Armed Forces Associate Judge Advocate General (AJAG) Pacific Regional Group’s CLE Session, Comox, British Columbia, Canada, February 7, 2015.

“Hopes Fulfilled? The Illegitimate Children Inheritance Case and Equality Rights in Japan,” Law and Society Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 30, 2014.

“Extending the Limits of Armed Conflict,” 2013 Kansas National Guard Annual Judge Advocate General Conference, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, September 28, 2013.

Panelist,  “Drones, Targeted Killing, and Cyber-Warfare Issues,” 2013 Kansas National Guard Annual Judge Advocate General Conference, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, September 28, 2013.

“Extending the Limits of Armed Conflict,” University of Missouri School of Law, Faculty Colloquium Series, Columbia, Missouri, September 20, 2013.

「憲法第九条改正:法律的な議論」、大阪大学大学院法学研究科、教授研究会、2013年8月1日。[“Amending Article 9 of the Constitution: A Legal Argument,” Osaka University Graduate School of Law and Politics, faculty presentation, Aug. 1, 2013.]

“Defining the Limits of Armed Conflict,” Law & Society Association Annual Conference, Boston, May 31, 2013.

“The Rights of Belligerency in the Constitution of Japan: Lessons for Constitutional Use of International Law,” The Third East Asian Law & Society Conference, KoGuan Law School, JiaoTong University, Shanghai, China, March 23, 2013.

“The Alien Tort Statute and the Court’s Concern in Kiobel over Extraterritoriality under International Law,” Extraterritoriality Post Kiobel: International and Comparative Legal Perspectives Symposium, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, November 16, 2012.

“Defining the Limits of Armed Conflict: The U.S., Al Qaeda, and Associated Forces,” Kansas National Guard 2012 Annual Judge Advocate Generals Conference, Topeka, Kansas, October 6, 2012.

“Denial of the Rights of Belligerency: The Forgotten and Misunderstood Clause in the Constitution of Japan”, Law & Society Association Annual Conference, Honolulu, June 9, 2012.

“Targeted Killing with Drones: At the Intersection of Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello,” keynote address, Public International Law and Foreign Affairs Conference, Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, Nebraska, March 30, 2012.

“Freedom of Expression and Hate Speech from a Comparative Perspective”, Faculties of Law and Journalism, University of Tuzla, Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 23, 2012.

“The Legality of the U.S. Targeted Killing Policy”,  Kansas National Guard 2011 Annual Judge Advocate General’s Conference, Topeka Kansas, November, 2011.

“A Constitutional Case for Amending Article 9”, panel on Japan’s Peace Constitution at 65: Time for a Change, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., September 22, 2011 (details and video available online).

“Going Medieval: Targeted Killing, Armed Conflict, and Self-Defense,” Law & Society Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, June 2011.

Discussant, panel on “Law and Public Policy in East Asia”, Law & Society Annual Conference, San Francisco, June 2011.

“Going Medieval: Targeted Killing, Armed Conflict, and Self-Defense”, conference Using Targeted Killing to Fight the War on Terror: Philosophical, Moral and Legal Challenges, University of Pennsylvania Law School, April 14 – 15, 2011.

“Taking War Seriously,” at Brooklyn Law Review Author Spotlight Series, Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, October 2010.

“Response to Shigenori Matsui’s ‘Why the Japanese Court is so Conservative,'” Washington University in St. Louis, Decision Making on the Japanese Supreme Court Conference, St. Louis, September 2010.

“The Judicial Review of National Security Issues: A Comparative Analysis,” Law & Society Association Annual Conference, Chicago, May 2010.

“Taking War Seriously: The Case for Constitutional Implementation of Jus ad Bellum,” Foundations of International Law Conference, University of Pennsylvania Law School, April 2010.

Discussant, panel on “Trajectories of Japanese Law,” Association of Asian Studies Conference, Philadelphia, March 2010.

“National Security Implications of Climate Change,” Guest lecture, graduate course in Global Sustainability and Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, November 2009.

Moderator for panel on use of surveillance and vérité street video in the judicial system, Annual Video and Visual Advocacy Conference, University of Pennsylvania Law School, October 2009.

“Returning to the Vanguard: A New Model for Japan’s Article 9,” Law & Society  AssociationAnnual Conference, Denver, May 2009.

“Glimmers of Hope: Equality Rights in Japanese Courts,” Law & Society Association Annual Conference, Denver, May 2009.

“Sheathing the Sword of War: Law and the Constraints on the Use of Armed Force,” Toward Critical Mass: Conference on International, Transnational and Comparative Law, University of Toronto, January 2009.

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