Over the past fifteen years there has been a remarkable growth in the study of Japanese law in the United States. The foundation was laid during the late 1950's when the Harvard-Michigan-Stanford program brought together Japanese legal specialists and their American counterparts for study and research. At the end of this program a major conference was held, and the resulting publication, Law ~ Japan, continues to serve as a point of departure in descriptive studies of Japanese law.
Gray, Whtimore. "Foreward." In Current Studies in Japanese Law, edited by W. Gray, v-vi. Center for Japanese Studies, Occasional Papers No. 12. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan, 1979.