Richard Kanter Collection

Biographical Note

Richard S. Kanter received his J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1975. He was a member of the Hawaii Bar Association and associated with Honolulu law firm Wagner, Watson and DiBianco (339)

Physical Description

This collection includes original and copies of documents in one half-size classic storage box (0.6 linear feet).  

Scope and Content

The papers include correspondences and treaty policies between the U.S. and Japan, with comparison to U.S. treaties with Germany and Denmark, regarding the reasons for restrictions behind American legal professionals and business presence in Japan.  While Japanese lawyers can be in the U.S. to plan Japan-U.S. trade, American lawyers are prohibited from establishing law offices in Japan for U.S.-Japan Trade (Kanter 1986, 341).

Subject List

American Embassy, Japan
American Investment in Japan
Americans Abroad
Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Citizens Caned
Commercial Treaties
Document A-22
Extraterritoriality in Japan
Foreign Service in Germany
Foreign Service Inspectors
Friendship, Commerce and Navigation Treaties
Germany Friendship. Commerce and Navigation Treaty
Hawaii Attorneys in Japan
Immigration and Nationality
Instruction A-515
International Trade
Japanese Limits on U.S. Attorneys
Japanese Treaties
Jim Mori
John Fortino et al v. Quasar Lomeanu et al
Liberalization of Service Trade
Lisa M. Avigliano et al v. Sumitono Shoji America, Inc.
Melvin Corninis
Nicaraguan Accountancy Law
Northeast Asian Affairs
Patent Attorney's Association of Japan
Roppongi Bar Association
Supreme Court Opinions
Tokyo and Constituent Posts
U.S. Banks in Japan
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Japan
U.S. Commercial Treaties
U.S. Embassy, Japan
U.S. Embassy, Managua
U.S. Treaties
U.S. Treaties and International Agreements
U.S.-Denmark Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation
U.S.-Japan Friendship Commerce and Navigation Treaty
Zoku Joyakuho no Kenkyu

Access Restrictions

The materials are accessible in person at the University of Hawaiʻi School of Law Library.  Please see the Access page for more information.

Reference Code

These items are cataloged as the Richard Kanter Collection.  Go to the index page of this collection to browse the records. Note the Box number and folder number to request access to them.


Kanter, Richard S. The Japan-United States Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation: Lawyers As Treaty Traders.  University of Hawaii Law Review 8 (1986).