On January 18, His Excellency the Minister of Justice, Ken Saito, visited the Center for Asian Legal Exchange (CALE). The Minister met Nagoya University president Naoshi Sugiyama, CALE Director Masako Murakami and Research and Education Center for Japanese Law (CJL) Director Yoh Matsuo. He was given an introduction to CALE and CJL's activities, before engaging in a question and answer session via video link with students enrolled at CJL in Uzbekistan. He then met graduate and exchange students from CJL and a graduate who has gone on to have a successful career in Japan.
CALE, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, represents the forefront of international legal research and education in Japan. Working with the Government of Japan, CALE helps to develop assistance frameworks for human resources and knowledge development across Asia to facilitate the education of future experts and leaders who can contribute meaningfully to the development of the region.