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Sports Law in Japan, Second edition by YAMAZAKI

Sports Law in Japan, Second edition

By Takuya Yamazaki


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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.

Publish Date 01/18/2018
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041194831
SKU 10058546-0001
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Abbreviations


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