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Sports Law in Japan, 4th Edition

Sports Law in Japan, 4th Edition

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  • Publisher: Kluwer Law International
  • ISBN: 9789403548913
  • Published In: May 2022
  • Format: Paperback , 232 pages
  • Jurisdiction: Japan ? Disclaimer:
    Countri(es) stated herein are used as reference only

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    Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of sports law in Japan deals with the regulation of sports activity by both public authorities and private sports organizations. The growing internationalization of sports inevitably increases the weight of global regulation, yet each country maintains its own distinct regime of sports law and its own national and local sports organizations. Sports law at a national or organizational level thus gains a growing relevance in comparative law.

    The book describes and discusses both state-created rules and autonomous self-regulation regarding the variety of economic, social, commercial, cultural, and political aspects of sports activities. Self- regulation manifests itself in the form of by-laws, and encompasses organizational provisions, disciplinary rules, and rules of play. However, the trend towards more professionalism in sports and the growing economic, social and cultural relevance of sports have prompted an increasing reliance on legal rules adopted by public authorities. This form of regulation appears in a variety of legal areas including criminal law, labour law, commercial law, tax law, competition law, and tort law, and may vary following a particular type or sector of sport. It is in this dual and overlapping context that such much-publicized aspects as doping, sponsoring and media, and responsibility for injuries are legally measured.

    This monograph fills a gap in the legal literature by giving academics, practitioners, sports organizations, and policy makers access to sports law at this specific level. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Japan will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative sports law.

  • The Author

    List of Abbreviations

    Acknowledgements

    Updated Acknowledgements

    General Introduction

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Statistics

    Chapter 3. Institutions

    Chapter 4. Sports Governance: In the Name of Autonomy and Specificity

    Part I. Organization of Sport

    Chapter 1. Public Regulation

    Chapter 2. Dispute Settlements

    Part II. Sports and Status

    Chapter 1. Introduction: Amateurism and Eligibility Issues

    Chapter 2. Student Athletes Issues

    Chapter 3. Issues Concerning Semi-professional Athletes

    Chapter 4. Professional Athletes’ Issues

    Part III. Doping and Sport

    Chapter 1. History of Anti-doping in Japan

    Chapter 2. Doping Controls that Are Fully Compliant with the WADA Code

    Chapter 3. Independent Doping Controls that Are Not Fully Compliant with the WADA Code

    Part IV. Sports and Commerce

    Chapter 1. Introduction

    Chapter 2. Hosting and Promoting Events

    Chapter 3. Broadcasting Rights

    Chapter 4. Sponsorship and Entertainment

    Chapter 5. Merchandizing

    Chapter 6. Agent and Management Business

    Part V. Sports and Competition Law

    Chapter 1. Sports and the Application of Competition Law

    Chapter 2. Professional Baseball Draft System and Reserve System under Competition Law

    Chapter 3. Restrictions Concerning the Entry of New Teams to the NPB and Competition Law

    Chapter 4. Issues Concerning Professional Baseball Players’ Image Rights and Competition Law

    Chapter 5. Antitrust Issues Relating to Consumption Tax on Pro-baseball Player Compensation

    Chapter 6. Other Issues

    Selected Bibliography

    Index

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