Kanako Takayama

professor for criminal law
Kyoto University, Faculty of Law

Last updated on March 3, 2018

UN Special Rapporteur on the freedom of opinion and expression comments on threats to media freedom in Japan (April 2016)

Statement by Constitutional Scholars in Support of Japanese Students and Citizens Protesting Prime Minister Abe’s Reinterpretation of Pacifist Constitution
The "Constitution" of Japan proposed by the Liberal Democratic Party (translated by the Association of Young Lawyers - ASUWAKA)
Article 12. The freedoms and rights guaranteed to the people by this Constitution shall be maintained by the constant endeavor of the people, who shall refrain from any abuse of these freedoms and rights, shall realize freedoms and rights come with responsibility and obligation, and it must never interfere with the public good and public order.
Article 13. All of the people shall be respected as persons. Their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness shall, to the extent that it does not interfere with the public good and public order, be the supreme consideration in legislation and in other governmental affairs.

International Students of Prof. Kanako Takayama

My short CV

(previous site of the IAPL "Young Penalists")

International activities

Welcome to Japan

Welcome to Tokyo/Kyoto


Kyoto University, my work place
The University of Tokyo, a place of my study
University of Cologne, Faculty of Law, also a place of my study
Goethe-Institut, my German school
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation gave me a scholarship
DAAD helps my academic exchanges
Seijo University where I used to work

takayama @ law. kyoto-u. ac. jp