The Asian-Pacific Law and Policy Journal (APLPJ) is a web-based, American legal journal covering issues in Asia and the Pacific Rim. Our objectives are to disseminate legal research by law professors, legal practitioners, social scientists, economists, and students; to increase awareness of legal issues impacting the region and to provide a forum to discuss legal topics that fall within the Journal’s geographic scope. In addition to the web format, the journal is available through the legal databases LexisNexis.

APLPJ publishes articles, translations, book reviews, essays, case notes, and comments on current topics in comparative and transnational law focused on one or more of the following countries or geographic entities: Australia, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macau Special Administrative Region), East Timor, Fiji, Hawai‘i, Indonesia, Japan, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, New Zealand, North Korea, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam.

2022 – 2023 Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal
Executive Board & Staff Editors


Keoni Williams

Jimmy Nguyen

Executive Editor

Jenna Moriwaki

Executive Publications Editors

Matt Shimabukuro

Jeremy Yamamoto

Managing Editor

Cov Ratcliffe

Staff Editors

Christian Ferrer

Kacey Fujino

Nakoa Gabriel

McKenzie Gallagher

Stephanie Haro-Sevilla

Michelle He

Evan Miyaki

Elyse Nakamoto

Kalina Nguyen Le

Ivette Olivares

Nicole Tabios

Wil Tottori

Senior Editors

Mallorie Aiwohi

Madelyn McKeague

Shannon Wong

Faculty Advisors

Troy Andrade

Garrett Halydier

Mark Levin