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Eri Osaka



Eri Osaka is a Professor of Law at Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan, where she teaches Environmental Law, Torts, and Contracts. She joined the Penn Law SJD program in 2015. She is a 2000 graduate from Penn Law LLM Program under the Fulbright Graduate Student Program. She also holds a B.A. in Law and an M.A in Law from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. Her research interests lie in the legal response to mass toxic torts including environmental pollution and asbestos disaster. Since the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, she has been studying the legal issues on the victim compensation and recovery.


Toxic Torts

Mass Torts

Environmental Law and Policy

Legal Education and Legal Profession

Environmental and Worker Safety Law in Japan: Recent Changes, the Impact of Reform Laws and Movements, and the Prospects for the Future, The Japanese Legal System: An Era of Transition (Tom Ginsberg and Harry N. Sheiber, eds. 2012)

Corporate Liability, Government Liability, and the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal Vol.21 No.3 pp.433-459 (2012)

Reevaluating the Role of the Tort Liability System in Japan, Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol.26, No.2, pp.393-426 (2009)

Fulbright Scholarship for Graduate Studies, August 1999-August 2000