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Volume6
MonthNovember
Year2004
TitleRecollections of the 1952 International North Pacific Fisheries Convention: The Decline of the "Principle of Abstention"
Author(s)Shigeru Oda
First Page11
AbstractHaving recently completed twenty-seven years on the bench of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, I have just returned to Sendai, Japan, my home town. Please permit me therefore to offer some personal recollections of the time fifty years ago when, as a graduate law student from occupied Japan traveling on a passport issued by General MacArthur, Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers in Japan, I began preparation of my doctoral dissertation at Yale Law School.