Global Networks

Global Networks

Partnership Universities

Faculty of Law, Kyushu University, has concluded partnership agreements for exchange programs and other joint cooperation with a number of leading universities for legal studies, in addition to many other prestigious institutions under the umbrella of inter-university partnership.

University/FacultyCountryExecution Year of Agreement
East China University of Political Science and Law (Shanghai)China2005
Institute of Political Studies BordeauxFrance2007
Faculty of Law and Economics, University of BonnGermany2008
Faculty of Law, Tilburg UniversityNetherlands2009
Department of Law, School of Social Sciences,
Reykjavík University
Faculty of Law, Leibniz Universität HannoverGermany2012
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
(Double Degree for Graduate School)
Tilburg Law School, Tilburg University (Double Degree)Netherlands2013
Bucerius Law SchoolGermany2013
Faculty of Law, University of TurkuFinland2013
Faculty of Law, University of MünsterGermany2013
Ateneo de Manila University (Law School) (Double Degree for Graduate School)Philippines2015
University of Malaya (Faculty of Law) (Double Degree)Malaysia2016
College of Law, National Taiwan University (Double Degree)Taiwan2016
College of Law, National Taiwan UniversityTaiwan2017
School of Law, National University of MongoliaMongol2019

Young Leaders’ Program (YLP) in Law

The Young Leaders’ Program (YLP) was established in 2001 as a one-year master’s program by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). This program aims to contribute to the fostering of future national leaders in Asian and other countries. In addition, while deepening the participants’ understanding about Japan, it aims to form a network of national leaders who will play a key role in establishing friendly relations and improved policy planning among Asian countries, including Japan.

The Graduate School of Law at Kyushu University operates the YLP in law. It is organized as a one-year program, offering a broad curriculum covering all major fields of law with a particular focus on international economic and business law. The program has been specifically designed to expose students to both theoretical and practical perspectives on a wide range of contemporary legal issues.

Courses taught within the framework of the YLP focus on “cutting edge” topics driven by the research interests of an international faculty. As such, the program aims to provide students with the necessary intellectual skills for pursuing a law-related career in an increasingly complex global legal environment. For those who are interested in applying for the program, please click here.

In 2020, Kyushu University has invited 16 international students from 11 countries, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Turkey.

Countries of Participants

Asian Law Institute (ASLI)

The Asian Law Institute (ASLI) was established in 2003 through the efforts of several leading Asian law schools to foster Asian legal scholarship and to facilitate greater interaction amongst legal scholars in Asia as well as legal scholars outside Asia working on Asian law. It is based on a co-operative enterprise and has at its heart the ethos of being true to its roots. It prides itself as an indigenous institute of Asian law, created in Asia by Asian law schools and open to the world.

Kyushu University is one of the 16 founding member institutions that are among the very top law schools in Asia. Students, researchers, and professors from our international programs have been continuously and actively participating in the annual conference organized by ASLI, the largest conference focusing on Asian law. In 2011, Kyushu University successfully hosted the 8th ASLI Conference with the theme of Law in a Sustainable Asia.

To find more about ASLI, please visit its homepage here.

Research Presentations by Participants of Kyushu University in the Past ASLI Annual Conferences


Faculty MemberProf. Igimi, MarikoA Legal Dictionary from Year 1883: A Story behind the Reception of Civil Law in Japan
Faculty MemberProf. Pejovic, CaslavRevising Bilateral Investment Treaties as a New Tendency in Foreign Investment Law: India in the Focus
LL.M. StudentMs. Tu,A Comparative Study of Legal Frameworks for Cryptocurrencies: Lessons for Vietnam
LL.M. StudentNgo Thi NgocA Comparative Study of Legal Frameworks for Cryptocurrencies: Lessons for Vietnam


Faculty MemberProf. Yatsunami, RenPreliminary Study on Mathematical Model of Asian Conflict of Laws


Faculty MemberProf. Van Uytsel, StevenThe Proliferation of Competition Law in Asia: From Forced Adoption to an Integration Project


Faculty MemberProf. Van Uytsel, StevenTackling Cartel Behavior in the Japanese Society: A Quest for a Different Approaches


Faculty MemberProf. Pejovic, CaslavAgeing Japan and Shrinking Labour Force: How Can a Greater Gender Equality Help?
Faculty MemberProf. Van Uytsel, StevenJapan’s Overhaul of the Antimonopoly’s Enforcement Procedure: A Procedural Fairness Perspective
Faculty MemberProf. Yatsunami, RenPreliminary Study on Mathematical Model of Asian Conflict of Laws


Faculty MemberProf. Van Uytsel, StevenLeniency and the Antimonopoly Law in Japan: Deterrence or Opportunism?


Faculty MemberProf. Pejovic, CaslavReforms of Japanese Corporate Governance: Convergence in the Eye of Beholder


Faculty MemberProf. Van Uytsel, StevenHybridization of Competition Law Enforcement: Some Lessons from Japan’s Introduction of the Leniency Program


Research FellowMs. Haga, YurikoParody in Choice-of-Law Question on Author’s Moral Rights
Faculty MemberProf. Pejovic, CaslavJapanese Corporate Governance: Insights from the Unsuccessful Adoption of the American Model
LL.D. StudentMs. Sae-Lim, ChontichaThe Problem of & Solution for a Stronger Pharmaceutical Patent Protection on Developing Countries
LL.D. StudentMr. Yatsunami, RenThe Choice of Law Rules on Trust for Asian Countries

Law School Global League (LSGL)

The Law Schools of Global League (LSGL) is established in 2012 by a select number of leading law schools from all over the world, including Kyushu University. It aims to (i) foster academic debate on the impact of globalized law and create a research agenda for this purpose; (ii) encourage academic debate on the impact of globalized legal education and take practical initiatives to develop new methodologies, courses, programs and teaching materials; (iii) stimulate and facilitate cooperation in education and research among its members; and (iv) engage in debate with stakeholders in all fields of legal practice so as to stimulate and facilitate international cooperation among legal practitioners.

To find more about the LSGL, please visit here.