Summary of Research Project Results under JSPS FY2002
"Research for the Future Program"



1.Research Institution The University of Tokyo
2.Research Area Integrated Fields
3.Research Field Electronic Social Systems
4.Term of Project FY 1998 - FY 2002
5.Project Number 98I00701
6.Title of Project Toward the Establishment of the New Legal System for the Emerging Electronic Commerce-The Strategy of US & EU and the Japan's Role

7.Project Leader
Name Institution,Department Title of Position
Minoru, Nakazato The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Law and Politics Professor

8.Core Members

Name Institution,Department Title of Position
Kazunori, Ishiguro The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Law and Politics Professor
Nobuhiro, Nakayama The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Law and Politics Professor
Takeshi, Sasaki The University of Tokyo President

9.Summary of Research Results

The so-called e-commerce has been treated, especially by the U.S. and the EU, as an important weapon for the improvement of their international competitiveness. However, e-commerce should not be treated only from economic aspect. It has grave impact on everyday life of people who lives in developed and developing countries. Voices of supply-side people, especially those of huge companies in the U.S. and the EU tend to stick to the application of only the laws of the country of origin, as clearly shown by the recent activities of GBDe and ILPF. In this research project, we analyzed the background and suitability of such one-sided voices, and concluded that more balanced approach is needed for the sound and sustainable development of e-commerce for every nations and every people. At the same time, we analyzed, in each legal area, the present situations regarding legal and regulatory discussions on e-commerce, and, also there, proposed more balanced approach, domestically and internationally.

10.Key Words
(1)GII   (2)The Japanese Basic Law on the IT   (3)e-Japan Strategy
(4)Electronic Money   (5)Governance   (6)Provider's Liability
(7)Consumer Protection   (8)Competition Policy   (9)Electronic Authentification

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