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Takehiro Ohya

Takehiro Ohya

Research Category

Philosophy of Law

Area of Interest

Objectiveness or Determinacy of Legal Interpretation, Transformation of Legal/Political Systems in the Information Age, Formation of ‘Person’ under Surveillance Society

Recent Thoughts

We are now experiencing globalization, which started from information, capital, up to objective goods. This trend would transform the existence and relation of nation states and the citizens who commit to their administration, though we have believed them as very concrete, fundamental framework of our legal/political system. As the governability of our nations relatively decrease, the relation between government and person (target to govern) shall change somehow. Could the traditional structure of our society, the happy fiction of autonomous, self-decisional ‘person,’ survive this tendency? I’m now thinking about these topics related to these ambiguous boundaries inside and outside our ‘persons.’


  • Takehiro OHYA, “Flaming, Balkanization, and “Burning-up”: The Modern Bandits Haunting the Internet”, Proceedings for The 2nd International Conference on Social and Organizational Informatics and Cybernetics, vol. 2, International Institute of Informatics and Systemics, 2006, pp. 294-299.
  • Takehiro OHYA, "Some Ideas on the Codifications: Killing, Resurrecting, or Delivering Legal Interpretations", Proceedings for the International Symposium “Re-Codification and Social Changes in the Age of Globalization”, The JSPS Bilateral Program with Hungary: Joint Research and Seminar on “Recodification in the Age of Globalization”, Nagoya University Graduate School of Law, and Center for Asian Legal Exchange, 2005, 7 pages.
  • Takehiro OHYA, "Twisted Diet: A Failure in Legislating Politics in Japan", Legisprudence: International Journal for the Study of Legislation, vol. 2, no. 3, Hart Publishing, 2008, pp. 253-269.
  • Takehiro OHYA, "On the scarcity of civil litigation in Japan: Two different approaches and more", Acta Juridica Hungarica, vol. 49, no. 3, Hangarian Academy of Sciences, 2008, pp. 340-350.

Recent/Ongoing Works

  • Takehiro OHYA, “Is There Any Need for the Judges to Go Further? (Comment on Cass R. Sunstein, Beyond Judicial Minimalism, in: Judicial Minimalism: For and Against, Ninth Kobe Lecture)”, Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, Internationale Vereinigung für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, accepted and forthcoming.
  • [Translation into Japanese] John Rawls, "Kantian Constructivism in Moral Theory," Collected Papers, ch. 16, Samuel Freeman (ed.), Harvard University Press, 2001, pp. 303-358.

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