Source: (2003) Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal. 4:7.

This article consists of a review by Kent Anderson of David T. Johnsonxe2x80x99s book The Japanese Way of Justice: Prosecuting Crime in Japan (2002). Anderson characterizes Johnsonxe2x80x99s book as a contextual examination of how crime is prosecuted in Japan. In the book Johnson draws an empirical sketch of Japanese prosecutors, the contexts in which they work, and the powers they individually and collectively exercise. Anderson looks at each major section of the book: Johnsonxe2x80x99s introduction to purposes and his research methodology; the context of Japanese prosecution; the content of Japanese justice; and Johnsonxe2x80x99s arguments for three substantive reforms in Japanese criminal justice.