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 and Westlaw. We invite authors to submit original manuscripts for consideration. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please address your comments to aplpj@hawaii.edu.

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.


The 2017 – 2018 Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief:  Alicia Fung

Executive Editor:  Franklin Troy Fegurgur

Executive Publications Editor:  Jill Uehara

Managing Editor: Brandon Singleton

Senior Editors: Lisa Engebretsen, Anita H. Hurlburt, Andrew Kiyuna, & Dwane Tegman

Staff Editors:  Taylor Brack, Sabrina Rose Kamakakaulani Gramberg, Brandon Marc Higa, Dominic Jancaterino, Jenifer Jenkins, Melody Kaohu, Nathaniel Mueller, Reyn Ono, Evan Oue, Robert Jones, Tyler Saito, Leo Shimizu, Casey Shoji, Miranda Steed, & Elise Swain