Right to Know v. the Secrecy Law in Japan: Striking the Right Balance

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Right to Know v. the Secrecy Law in Japan : Striking the Right Balance. / Corrales Compagnucci, Marcelo.

In: Journal of Japanese Law, Vol. 38, No. 19, 10.12.2014, p. 189-200.

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Corrales Compagnucci, M 2014, 'Right to Know v. the Secrecy Law in Japan: Striking the Right Balance', Journal of Japanese Law, vol. 38, no. 19, pp. 189-200.

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Corrales Compagnucci, M. (2014). Right to Know v. the Secrecy Law in Japan: Striking the Right Balance. Journal of Japanese Law, 38(19), 189-200.

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Corrales Compagnucci M. Right to Know v. the Secrecy Law in Japan: Striking the Right Balance. Journal of Japanese Law. 2014 Dec 10;38(19):189-200.

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Corrales Compagnucci, Marcelo. / Right to Know v. the Secrecy Law in Japan : Striking the Right Balance. In: Journal of Japanese Law. 2014 ; Vol. 38, No. 19. pp. 189-200.

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