Kyoto University, LL.B., 1957; University of California at Berkeley, LL.M., 1963; Cornell University, J.S.D., 1964
Japan Association of Civil Procedure (President, 1992-1995); International Association of Procedural Law (Vice President, 1995-2007); Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA) (President, 2005-2013); International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) (Council Member, 1990-2010); American Law Institute (1997—); ICC Institute of World Business Law (Council Member, 2004-2008).
Kyoto, Japan, December 26, 1934
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, 1983-1997; Chair and Member of Kyoto Equal Employment Conciliation Commission, 1989-1996; Chair and Member of WTO Appellate Body, 2000-2007; President of Japan Arbitrations Association 2005-2012, Chair of Financial Transactions Overseeing Committee of the Bank of Japan, 2010—; Judge of Singapore International Commercial Court 2015—.