APLPJ

The Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal (APLPJ) is a web-based, American legal journal covering issues in Asia and the Pacific Rim.

The Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal (APLPJ) is a web-based, American legal journal covering issues in Asia and the Pacific Rim. Our objectives are to disseminate legal research by law professors, legal practitioners, social scientists, economists, and students; to increase awareness of legal issues impacting the region; and to provide a forum to discuss legal topics that fall within the Journal’s geographic scope. In addition to the web format, the journal is available through the legal databases LexisNexis and Westlaw.

APLPJ publishes articles, translations, book reviews, essays, case notes, and comments on current topics in comparative and transnational law focused on one or more of the following countries or geographic entities: Australia, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macau Special Administrative Region), East Timor, Fiji, Hawai‘i, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, New Zealand, North Korea, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam

2018 – 2019 APLPJ Executive Board & Staff Editors

Editors-in-Chief
Jen Jenkins
Melody Kaohu

Executive Editor
Brandon Marc Higa

Executive Publications Editor
Miranda Steed

Managing Editor
Rob Jones

Senior Editors
Taylor Brack
Dominic Jancaterino
Nathaniel Mueller
Reyn Ono
Evan Oue
Tyler Saito
Casey Shoji
Elise Swain

Staff Editors
Norman Capinpin
Thomas Christensen
Rachel Goldberg
Christopher Han
Mitsuhiko (Justin) Homma
Melissa Lee
Michael Louis
Jennifer Maruyama
Ashllyn Melo-pang
Zack Naqvi
Toan Nguyen
Anela (U’i) Tanigawa
Ian Tapu
Brian Wild

Faculty Advisors
Mark Levin
Avis Poai
Ronald Brown
Melody MacKenzie

APLPJ Volume 20, Issue 1

Editor's Note Articles Hiroharu Saito, Japanese Divorce Lawyers: Their Success After Their Own Divorce Yi Wei, Towards the Full Promise of Liberty: A Comparative Approach to the Decriminalization of Male Homosexual Sex in Singapore Friedrich Baumgaertel, Role and...

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