Professor of Law: Kyoto University, 1959-1998; Teikyo University, Tokyo, 1998-2000; Tokyo Keizai University, Tokyo, 2000-2006; Senshu University Law School, Tokyo, 2006-2009. Visiting Professor of Law: Michigan, Berkeley, Duke, Stanford, Georgetown, Harvard, NYU, Richmond, Hawaii, Santa Clara, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Murdoch and Paris XII Universities. Visiting Researcher: Florence, Harvard, Cologne, Aix-en-Provence. Author of numerous books and articles on Civil Justice, Insolvency, Arbitration, WTO law, etc. in various languages. Public Offices: Chair and Member of Kyoto Labor Relations Commission, 1979-1992; Member of Ministry of Justice's Law Revision Commission for Civil Procedure, 1982-1997; Chair and Member of Kyoto Equal Employment Conciliation Commission, 1989-1996; Chair and Member of WTO Appellate Body, 2000-2007; Chair of Financial Transactions Overseeing Committee of the Bank of Japan, 2010—.