50,000 residents but no lawyer

The plight of a district in northern Japan. (Norimitsu Onishi, “Lawyers in Rural Japan: Low Supply, Iffy Demand”, New York Times, Jul. 29).


  • Sounds like heaven to me.

  • the Japanese people have an deep sense of self responsibility and accountability. They believe you and you alone are responsible for your actions. Their legal system is modeled after the UCMJ and was implemented by Gen. Douglas MacArthur.

  • Perhaps we were a tad rude by resisting there Asia Co-Prosperity and Lawyer Free Sphere.