Yorozu Oda

Oda Yorozu (Japanese织田 万, modern also:织田 万; * August 21, 1868 ( traditionally Keio 4/7/4 ) in Suko, Kishima -gun, province of Hizen (now Shiroishi, Kishima -gun, Saga prefecture), † May 26, 1945 ) was a Japanese lawyer. He worked from 1899 to 1930 as a professor at the Imperial University of Kyoto and from 1922 to 1930 as a judge at the Permanent Court of International Justice.


Oda Yorozu in 1868 in the village of Suko (须 古) born in the province of Hizen, which belonged to the feudal saga. He first graduated from the Nihon Law School, today the Faculty of Law, Nihon University, before he began to study law at the Imperial University of Tokyo. In 1892 he graduated from it in French law and then specialized in a graduate program in administrative law.

After he had taken a trip to Europe from 1896 to 1899, where he studied at the University of Paris, among other things, he was appointed in 1899 professor at the newly founded Imperial University of Kyoto. He taught there until 1930, administrative law and French law and served from 1901 to 1907 as dean of the law school. At the Nihon Law School, he taught from 1900 to 1908 was the deputy head. From 1917 to 1922 he was rector of the Kansai University. In September 1921 he was elected by the Assembly and the Council of the League of Nations as a judge at the Permanent Court of International Justice in The Hague, where he worked from 1922 to 1930. With its official end to the Court, he also finished his academic career at the Imperial University of Kyoto and became a professor emeritus.

Oda Yorozu belonged from 1918 the Imperial Academy of Sciences of Japan and from 1925 at the Institut de Droit International. From the emperor he was appointed a Member of the manor, on 31 October 1931, he also received the Order of the Sacred Treasure first class. He died in 1945.

Works (selection)

  • Coup d'oeil sur les institutions du Gouvernement de Tokugawa. Paris 1898
  • Shin- koku gyōseihō. (清 国 行政法, dt " Administrative Law of the Qing Empire " ) Seven volumes. Tokyo 1905-1915
  • Principes de droit administratif du Japon. Paris 1928