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.

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.

2021 – 2022 Asian Pacific Law & Policy Journal

Executive Board & Staff Editors


Kori Palencia 

Emily Walker

Executive Editor

Dominique Tosatto 

Executive Publications Editors

Kendrick Chang

David Enriquez

Managing Editor

Christopher Pang

Staff Editors

Andrew Carmody

Nicole Kim

Madelyn McKeague

Jenna Moriwaki

Jimmy Nguyen

Cov Ratcliffe

Matt Shimabukuro

Keoni Williams

Shannon Wong

Jeremy Yamamoto

Senior Editors

Harley Broyles

Jane Lee

Cole Moore

Emma Young

Affiliate Members

Chiako Fukushima

Faculty Advisors

Troy Andrade

Mark Levin

Volume 23, Issue 2

Editors Note Articles Harley Broyles, Act 32 and Perpetuating Practices of Hawaiʻi Nā Pua o Haumea: How Hawaiʻi's Midwifery Licensure Law Adversely Impacts Traditional Native Hawaiian Birthing Practice Dallin J. Prisbrey, Jodik: A Creative Proposal for Seeking Justice...