Professor, Juris Doctor Course (Law School), Professional Graduate School,
Meiji University

SDGs theme

Research fields:
Code of Civil Procedure, ADR, judicial theory

Research themes:

Shortcomings in the due process of civil lawsuits and remedies, self-driving cars and legal responsibility

Main books and papers:
◆“Fundamentals of the Code of Civil Procedure” (jointly authored, 2003)
◆“Commentary on the Personal Status Litigation Act and Domestic Relations Case Procedure Act” (jointly authored, 2013)
◆“The Law School: Its Progress Over 10 Years and Future Prospects”, Report on the Symposium held on the 10th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Meiji University Law School (edited, 2015)
◆“Shiro Isobe’s Lecture Notes on the Code of Civil Procedure” in “The Birthplace of Modern Japanese Law and the Meiji Law School” (2007)
◆“Legal Fictions of Summonses, and Retrials” in “New Horizons for the Study of the Law of Civil Procedures” (2009)
◆“Founding Principles of Law Schools and the Reality 10 Years On”, Rule of Law (July 2014 issue)
◆“Legislation on and Issues Surrounding Self-Driving Cars” in “The Forefront of Car Autopilot Development” (2014)
◆“Thinking About Legal Issues in the Move to Actualize Self-Driving Cars” in Nikkei BP Mirai Seminar ◆“The Future of Self-Driving Cars 2016 – 2020” (2015)
◆“Legal Issues Surrounding Self-Driving Cars”, Journal of Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan Vol.69 (December 2015 issue)

◆Managing Director, Japan Association of the Law of Civil Procedure
◆Director, Japan Association of the Law of Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
◆Member, Subcommittee for the Study of Self-Driving Cars, Science Council of Japan
◆Vice-Chair, Review Board, Automotive Dispute Resolution Center, a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
◆Member, Committee on Guidelines and the Use of Databases Related to the Safety of Self-Driving, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry