Watai, Rikako

写真a

Affiliation

Law School (Mita)

Position

Professor

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Career 【 Display / hide

  • 2008.04
    -
    Present

    慶應義塾大学, 大学院法務研究科, 教授

  • 2020.01
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    2024.03

    University of Washington, School of Law, Affiliate Professor

  • 2013.09
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    2014.06

    Columbia Law School, Visiting Scholar

  • 2014.09
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    2015.03

    London School of Economics and Political Science, Faculty of Law, Visiting Scholar

  • 2022.04
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    2023.03

    東京大学大学院法学政治学研究科, 客員研究員

Academic Background 【 Display / hide

  • 1985
    -
    1989

    Keio University, 法学部, 法律学科

    Graduated, Other

  • 1989
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    1991

    Keio University, 大学院法学研究科

    Completed, Master's course

  • 1992
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    1993

    Harvard Law School, Master of Laws

    Completed, Master's course

  • 1991
    -
    1995

    Keio University, 大学院法学研究科

    Withdrawal after completion of doctoral course requirements, Doctoral course

  • 2004
    -
    2008

    University of Tsukuba, 大学院ビジネス科学研究科後期博士課程, 企業法学専攻

    Completed, Doctoral course

Academic Degrees 【 Display / hide

  • 博士(法学), University of Tsukuba, Coursework

Licenses and Qualifications 【 Display / hide

  • Admitted to the New York Bar, 1994.09

 

Research Areas 【 Display / hide

  • Humanities & Social Sciences / Public law (行政法)

Research Keywords 【 Display / hide

  • 行政法

  • 対内直接投資規制(日米比較)

  • 外国為替及び外国貿易法

  • 経済安全保障

 

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Papers 【 Display / hide

  • Digital Trade and National Security Exceptions

    Watai R.

    International Trade Law and Regulation (International Trade Law and Regulation)  27 ( 2 ) 119 - 128 2021

    ISSN  13573136

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    In January 2019, the then Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, proposed the idea of “Data Free Flow with Trust” (DFFT) in a speech at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting. The US-Japan Digital Trade Agreement, which reflects the digital chapters of the Transpacific Partnership Agreement, became effective on 1 January 2020. The Agreement is part of the effort to realise DFFT and provides guidelines on cross-border data flows. While it is important to ensure freedom of business activities, regulating the flow of data to safeguard legally protected interests is also justifiable. Article 4 of the Agreement provides for national security exceptions. What national security means has not been defined by the World Trade Organization or the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development , nor in the laws of the United States and Japan. Thus attempts to regulate digital trade based on national security are fraught with ambiguity and varying interpretations in both countries. Although fifth-generation mobile communications standards will soon be implemented, control of digital trade has just begun. Issues ahead include legal clarity about balancing national security with the free flow of data. DFFT is a matter of securing rights for citizens and security for states. If national security is cited as a reason for restricting the flow of data or right to access it, there should be no abuse of discretion.

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Awards 【 Display / hide

  • 義塾賞

    2023.11

    Type of Award: Keio commendation etc.

 

Courses Taught 【 Display / hide

  • RESEARCH PAPER 2

    2024

  • RESEARCH PAPER 1

    2024

  • RESEARCH PAPER

    2024

  • PROJECT 1B: CIVIL LIBERTIES AND SECURITY IN CIVIL LIFE

    2024

  • PROJECT 1A: CIVIL LIBERTIES AND SECURITY IN CIVIL LIFE

    2024

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Courses Previously Taught 【 Display / hide

  • Japanese Law

    University of Washington School of Law

    2020
    -
    Present

    Lecture, Outside own faculty (within Keio)