Profile of Attorney


  • The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan, 2006-2007
  • Seikei University J.D., 2006
  • Waseda University L.L.B., 1996, L.L.M., 1998
  • Waseda University High School, 1991
  • Foreign Exchange Student at Waverly High School in Michigan, the United States, 1989-1990

Professional Admissions

Japan (2007)

Professional Admissions

  • Member of First Tokyo Bar Association (2007- present)
  • Member of Lawyers Network for Foreigners (present)
  • Associate Member of Japan In-house Lawyers Association (present)
  • Member of Corporate Compliance Committee sponsored by Economic Legal Research Institute (Keizai Horei Kenkyukai) (present)
  • Member of Attorney System Reform Committee (International Affairs) (present)
  • Legal Counsel for Asia at a global leading software company (2010)
  • Associate at Ashurst Tokyo Law Office
    (presently “Ashurst Horitsu Jimusho Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo” which is associated with Ashurst LLP)(2008-2009)
  • Associate at Spring Partners (2007-2008)
  • Worked in Legal Dept. of Mitsubishi Corporation (1998-2004)
  • Secretary-General of Seikei Law School Alumni (2006-2019)
  • Lecturer at Seikei University (2011)
  • Special Lecturer for Legal & Compliance at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Academy for Global Leadership(2012-2015)
  • Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members of Ubiquitous AI Corporation (JASDAQ) (2016-Present)
  • Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members of OTSUKA Corporation(2020-Present)


Japanese (first language)
English (fluent written and spoken, TOEIC 955)

Publications / Lectures

  • “EU competition law: new block exemption and guideline on vertical restraint and its impact on distributorship agreements of Japanese companies” (International Business Law and Practice (Kokusai Shoji Homu) Vol.37. No.12 (2009)) (co-author)
  • “Dictionary of Finance Law Terms” (Economic Legal Research Institute, August 2010) (co-author),
  • Academic Advisor at Waseda Law School (2009)
  • Lecturer at Seikei University

Major Areas of Practice

For Companies

  • – General corporate Cross-border transactions
  • – Intellectual property rights
  • – Domestic and cross-border civil litigation
  • – Domestic and cross-border criminal litigation
  • – Anti-trust and competition law (including Japanese Antimonopoly Act,EU competition law and US anti-trust law)
  • – Debt collection

For Individuals

  • – Inheritance
  • – Divorce and child custody
  • – Labor issues
  • – Road traffic accidents
  • – Bankruptcy
  • – Domestic and cross-border civil litigation
  • – Domestic and cross-border criminal litigation


Please do not hesitate to ask by a telephone and mail.

Weekday AM 9:00 - PM 6:00

Tel : 03-6450-3796

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Minagawa Ebisu Law Office

Kyodo Building 3rd Floor, 1-8-6 Ebisu, Shibuya, Tokyo

1 minute from Ebisu station