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.

2023 – 2024 Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal
Executive Board & Staff Editors


Elyse Nakamoto

Kalina Nguyen Le

Executive Editor

Frances Nicole Tabios

Managing Editor

Mckenzie Gallagher

Publication Editors

Kacey Fujino

Michelle He

Senior Editors

Nakoa Gabriel

Paige Kop Shimabuku

Denielle Pedro

Wil Tottori

Staff Editors

Daisy Mae Fernando

Olivia Grodzka

Jennifer Marie Hoshino

Paris Johnson

Seok Jong (Peter) Lee

Tina Loos

Cara Rozzi

Craig Okahara-Olsen

Edward Stern

Jennifer Tse

Haumea Velasco

Faculty Advisors

Troy Andrade

Garret Halydier

Mark A. Levin