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.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Jury duty in Japan
I thought this was interesting. From the Anime News Network: