Symposium

Judicial Recruitment and Promotion: Responses to Professors Ramseyer and Repeta

Shin-ichi Nishikawa

In this Article, the author comments on the issues addressed by law professors J. Mark Ramseyer and Lawrence Repeta about the appointment of judges in the Japanese Supreme Court. He stresses the difficulty in measuring the productivity of judges as a basis for judicial appointment. He outlines the significant role of the Advisory Committee for Appointing Justices of the Supreme Court in providing a list of judicial candidates.