Japan (1997) and New York (2003)

Bar Association

Tokyo Bar Association, New York State Bar Association


Kobe University (LL.B., 1989)
The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Boston University School of Law (LL.M., 2002)


Nippon Life Insurance Company (April 1989-March 1993)
Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) (April 1997-June 2024)
Baker & McKenzie (London) and Secondment with Goldman Sachs (London)(August 2002-July 2003)
Secondment with the Financial Services Agency (FSA) (February 2004-June 2005)
Adjunct Financial Law Instructor at the University of Tsukuba Law School(April 2010- March 2014)
Visiting Professor at Chuo University’s Graduate School of Strategic Management(September 2012-March 2013, April 2014-March 2016)
Part-time Lecturer at Sophia University Faculty of Law(2022-)


Member of the “Conflicts of Interest Management Committee” of the Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.(2017-)
Member of the” Compulsory Automobile Liability Insurance Council” of the Financial Services Agency(2019-)
Japan Association of the Law of Trust


  • Practical Review of Trust Law Precedents, Yuhikaku (2015) [Co-author]
  • Prospect of the Trust Law, Nipponhyoronsya (2011) [Co-author]
  • “Outline of the New Trust Legislation and Impacts thereof on the Business of Real Estate Liquidation and Securitization (1) to (5),” ARES Fudosan Shokenka Journal, No. 30-No. 34, The Association for Real Estate Securitization (2007-2008)
  • Basis and Operation of the New Trust Law, Nipponhyoronsya (2007) [Co-author]
  • Commentary on the New Trust Law, Sanseido (2007) [Co-author]
  • “Recent Legislative Changes to Trusts and Trust Business in Japan,” TQR (November, 2006) [Co-author]
  • “Commentary on the Revised Trust Business Law,” Shoji Homu (2005)
  • “Outline of the Act on Special Measures for Strengthening Financial Functions and the Revised Deposit Insurance Law,” Shoji Homu (2004)
  • “Project Finances in Japan,” Kinyu Homu Jijyo, Kinzai (1999-2000)