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Insurance Law in Japan, 3rd edition by KOBAYASHI

Insurance Law in Japan, 3rd edition

By Noboru Kobayashi, Yoshihiro Umekawa, Tamito Mikami, Shinichi Okuda


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides valuable practical insight into both public supervisory legislation concerning insurance and private insurance contract law in Japan. An informative general introduction surveying the legal, political, financial, and commercial background and surroundings of insurance provides a sound foundation for the specific detail that follows.

The book covers all essential aspects of the law and regulation governing insurance policies and instruments. Its detailed exposition includes examination of the form of the insurance company and its reserves and investments; the insurance contract; the legal aspects of the various branches of property and liability insurance; motor vehicle insurance schemes; life insurance, health insurance, and workmen’s compensation schemes; reinsurance, co-insurance, and pooling; taxation of insurance; and risk management and prevention.

Succinct yet eminently practical, the book will be a valuable resource for lawyers handling cases affecting Japan. It will be of practical utility to those both in public service and private practice called on to develop and to apply the laws of insurance, and of special interest as a contribution to the much-needed harmonization of insurance law.


Publish Date 12/21/2016
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041185518
SKU 10057931-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors

List of Abbreviations

General Introduction

Chapter 1. General Background Information

Chapter 2. Historical Background of Insurance

Chapter 3. Sources of Insurance Law

Chapter 4. Dispute Settlement and Arbitration

Chapter 5. Consumer Protection

Chapter 6. Compulsory Insurance

Part I. The Insurance Company

Chapter 1. The Insurance Company: Its Form

Chapter 2. Access to Business

Chapter 3. Supervision

Chapter 4. Technical Reserves and Investment

Chapter 5. Accountancy

Chapter 6. Others

Chapter 7. Taxation of the Company

Part II. The Insurance Contract (General)

Chapter 1. Overview

Chapter 2. Subject Matter of a Contract of Insurance

Chapter 3. Structure of the Contract

Chapter 4. Obligations of the Insured and Applicant

Chapter 5. Obligation of the Insurer

Chapter 6. Subrogation

Chapter 7. Duration of the Contract of Insurance

Part III. Property and Liability Insurance

Chapter 1. Fire Insurance

Chapter 2. Consequential Loss Insurance

Chapter 3. Transport Insurance

Chapter 4. General Liability Insurance

Chapter 5. Aviation Insurance

Chapter 6. Burglary and Theft Insurance

Chapter 7. Fidelity and Guarantee Insurance

Chapter 8. Livestock Insurance

Chapter 9. Catastrophe Insurance

Chapter 10. Technical Insurance

Chapter 11. Miscellaneous Insurances

Part IV. Automobile Insurance

Chapter 1. Compulsory Automobile Liability Insurance (CALI)

Chapter 2. Voluntary Automobile Insurance

Part V. Personal Insurance

Chapter 1. Workers’ Accident Comprehensive Insurance

Chapter 2. Personal Accident Insurance

Chapter 3. Medical and Nursing Care Expenses Insurance

Chapter 4. Income Indemnity Insurance

Chapter 5. Life Insurance

Chapter 6. Pension Insurance

Part VI. Private Insurance and Social Security

Chapter 1. Social Security in Japan

Part VII. Insurance Intermediaries

Chapter 1. Law Establishment and Supervision

Chapter 2. Insurance Solicitation

Part VIII. Reinsurance, Co-insurance, Pooling

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Co-insurance

Chapter 3. Pooling System

Chapter 4. Reinsurance

Part IX. Taxation of Insurance

Chapter 1. Insurance Company

Chapter 2. Taxation Allowance for Insurance Premiums

Selected Bibliography