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3 Juris Doctor Programs in Law in Japan 2023

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Law is a broad field that encompasses the system of rules set by a society to regulate behavior along with the enforcement of those rules. Law students study all of a society’s rules, but usually specialize their law practice upon graduation into a particular area like civil or criminal law.

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south.

A Juris Doctor or Doctor of Jurisprudence degree is a graduate law degree earned by completing a two- to four-year law school program. JDs are offered in the US, where there is no undergraduate degree offered to those wishing to practice law. JD holders may practice law in a given U.S. state after passing a bar examination.

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