Frank K. Upham

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Vietnam's firms contract without the shadow of the law and only partly in the shadow of the future. Although contracting rests in part on the threat of loss of future business, firms often are willing to renegotiate following a breach, so the retaliation is not as forceful as in the standard repeated-game story and not as effective a sanction. To ensure(More)
Land reform will not just reduce rural poverty, write development officials. It can raise productivity. It can promote civic engagement. Scholars routinely concur. Land reform may not always raise productivity and civic engagement, but it can-and during 1947-50 in occupied Japan it did. This account of the Japanese land reform program is a fable, a story(More)
To begin the analysis of Japanese regulation, Part I looks closely at the structure and implementation of the Large Scale Retail Stores Law (" LSRSL ") by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (" MITI "). The LSRSL and its implementation are representative of Japanese agency practice, and their detailed description can aid in forming preliminary(More)
Asian victims of Japanese imperialism have filed lawsuits against the Japanese government and corporations since the 1990s, which became prime sites for redress decades after Japan's defeat in World War II. As this ethnography demonstrates, this process paradoxically exposes a legal lacuna within this emergent transnational legal space, with plaintiffs(More)
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