Links & Databases for Law and Economics
★= On campus access only, ○ = Remote access also available
（Databases for Legal Studies／Databases for Economics）
Databases for Legal Studies
|○ Lexis (former: Lexis Advance).
! Creating your ID account is required in advance.>> Application Form
After submitting your application, you will receive an e-mail about registration process for your ID. Follow the direction.
A fulltext database provided by Beck, a German publisher specializing the field of law.
Law, Books (handbooks and Gesetzeskommentar), more than 90 journals, court decisions, and administrative documents published by Beck are available.
|○ e-Gov法令検索 In Japanese Only
A free database officially managed by the government. It consists of legal data such as laws and regulations, Cabinet Order, ministerial & prefectural ordinance, and statutes & regulations by ministeries and prefectural governments.
|○ 裁判例検索 In Japanese Only
A free database officially managed by Courts In Japan. You can search the following 6 kinds of court decisions in courts comprehensively :
-Casebook of the Supreme Court
-Casebook of the High Courts
-Casebook of the Lower Courts
-Casebook on Administrative Cases
-Casebook on Labor Cases
-Casebook on Intellectual Properties Disputes
Following Databases are Available for Law Faculty and Students ONLY.
|○ Westlaw Japan In Japanese.
This is a comprehensive online service that provides legal information and materials - laws and ordinances, precedents, court decisions, etc., books and journals, literature information, and news articles - from the past to the latest information, along with a variety of search and display functions.
The database contains more than 300,000 precedents (as of March 2021), from prewar precedents such as those of the Supreme Court to the latest precedents, and has been edited to include the full text of precedents, concise and accurate abstracts, sources, commentaries, reference articles, and other related information with high added value.
The following law journals are available.
・旬刊商事法務 Concurrent user: 50
|○ Westlaw Next （former: Westlaw International）
! Application is required. >> Application Form
(Westlaw International ID is NOT valid.)
|★ Juris Access from on campus ONLY.
It consists of German laws and regulations, court decisions, and related literature including Staudinger, BGB.
○ D1-Law.com法律情報総合データベース In Japanese Concurrent user: 1
★ HeinOnline Access from on campus ONLY.
Databases for Economics
The Portal Site of Official Statistics of Japan, delivers the one-stop service for official statistics of the Japanese government.
|○ JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization)
Trade information and investment practices by countries, and Japanese inquiry matters from overseas are freely available. (in Japanese)
|○ Institute of Developing Economies (IDE)
IDE aims to make intellectual contributions to the world as a leading center of social-science research on developing regions. IDE reports and publication are freely available as PDF.
|○ Bloomberg (free version)
Market data and news are available.
|○ World DataBank (free)
"The World Development Indicators"(WDI), "Global Development Finance"(GDF) are available.
Following Databases are Available for Faculty and Students of Economics ONLY.
日経NEEDS-FinancialQUEST 2.0 Recommended Browser: Microsoft Edge
! Click on the name of the database you want to use below, and download it from the link.
|○ 日経テレコン In Japanese Concurrent users: 5
Articles in major Nikkei papers, corporate information, and personnel information are available.
|○ eol Concurrent users: 3 Recommended Browser: Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome
To start searching, click on "Automatic Login."
Securities reports of both listed and non-listed companies.
|NEW ○ OSIRIS Concurrent user:1 Subscription Period: from October 1, 2022 to March 31, 2023 (Available between October and March every year.)
A comprehensive database of financial reports of listed companies(public companies, banks, and securities firms) in the world.
ONLY "Companies" is available.
|NEW ★ RECOF M&A DATABASE Concurrent user:1 Subscription Period: Until January 31, 2024
This database contains data on M＆A involving Japanese companies since 1996, intra-group M＆A data and M&A-related information (e.g.data on acquisition of shares in subsidiaries, data on spin-offs and divestitures, data on holding companies), and information on takeover defense measures.
It is accessible only from a PC in the computer room (E-209-1) on the second floor of East Bldg. 2, and is available only to faculty and graduate students of the Faculty of Economics.