Partner at Yuasa and Hara in Tokyo, Japan. LLB from Chuo University in 1985, Diploma from the Legal Training and Research Institute of the Japanese Supreme Court in 1991 and LLM from University of Illinois College of Law in 1994. Admitted as an attorney-at-law and a patent attorney in Japan. Adjunct professor of University of Illinois College of Law for Doing Business in Japan course since 2000. His expertise covers intellectual property, international business transaction, data protection, high tech relating corporate/regulation matters and litigation/ADR. He is a member of some leading intellectual property and business law associations and organisation. Especially, he is a senior director of AIPPI Japan group and ALAI Japan while he is appointed to Co-Regional Vice Chair (Asia-Pacific) of TerraLex as a worldwide qualified lawyers’ network with 17,000 lawyers over 100 countries.