Friday, May 22, 2009

Jury duty in Japan

I thought this was interesting. From the Anime News Network:
The Japanese government has commissioned a 22-minute anime video called "Bokura no Saibanin Monogatari" (Our Jury Story) to teach its citizens about the re-introduced jury system. In July, Japan will implement jury trials for the first time in six decades, so most Japanese have never experienced jury duty. The anime uses a high school boy's one-sided infatuation for a classmate as an unusual segue to discuss the jury system.
A few more details at the link, like this one to the video at YouTube.

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