In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the enforcement of the Japanese constitution, Ritsumeikan University College of Law will stage an international symposium on March 24 at Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University.

Congratulatory Speeches by Guests of Honor

- Hwang-Sik Kim, former Prime Minister of South Korea
- Francesco Fini, Minister/Deputy Head of Delegation of the European Union to Japan
- Johannes Schweizer, Senior Officer Economic Affairs, German Consulate General Osaka-Kobe
- Dr. Ryuichi Higuchi, President of the DAAD Alumni Assocation in Japan
- Dorothea Mahnke, Head of the DAAD office in Tokyo
- Gisela Elsner, Director Rule of Law Programme Asia, Konrad Adenauer Foundation
- Julian Hermann, Senior Project Manager, Robert Bosch Foundation
- Professor Shinichi Wada, Dean of the Ritsumeikan Law School

Keynote Speech, Comments and Discussion

- Jean=Paul Costa, President of the International Institute of Human Rights (IIDH-Foundation René Cassin), Former President of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR)

Professor Kimio Yakushiji, Ritsumeikan University, President of the Japanese Association of World Law
Professor Takahiro Shinyo, Vice-President, Kwansei Gakuin University
Dr. Yasuhei Taniguchi, Judge of Singapore International Commercial Court