Yasutaka Tokuda


Yasutaka Tokuda

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Work Highlights

  • Sale of Sasaeah Holdings to Virbac Japan by ORIX Corporation (March 2024)

Yasutaka Tokuda:Awards

The Best Lawyers in Japan™ and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Japan™ (2024 edition)

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Yasutaka Tokuda:News

Firm News
17 new partners and 17 new counsels
Public Service
Yasutaka Tokuda becomes a Research Collaborator for "Research for Revision of the Guidelines on Whether Programs Constitute Medical Devices," Health Labour Sciences Research
Firm News
13 new lawyers joined Mori Hamada & Matsumoto

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Yasutaka Tokuda:Newsletters

Renewable Energy Act: METI Ordinance, announcement and response to public comments

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Yasutaka Tokuda:Seminars

Jan. 29, 2020MHM Seminars
"Digital Health and Law"
Jan. 27, 2020MHM Seminars
"Digital Health and Law"
Jan. 21, 2020MHM Seminars
"Digital Health and Law"

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Yasutaka Tokuda:Publications

"Positioning of Medical Devices Under the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law and Notes on Development, Approval, and Certification Systems"
Magazine Article
"Chambers Global Practice Guides Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoid Regulation 2023 - Japan Trends and Developments"
"Q&A: Digital Health and Law [2nd ed.]"

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Yasutaka Tokuda:Other


  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2007)
  • The University of Tokyo, School of Law (J.D., 2010)
  • Seconded to Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (2013-2014)
  • Cornell Law School (LL.M., 2018)
  • with Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Chicago (2018-2019)
  • assigned to the Pharmaceutical Safety and Environmental Health Bureau (Compliance and Narcotics Division, Pharmaceutical Evaluation Division, and Medical Device Evaluation Division) of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare as a fixed-term government employee(2020-2022)

Major Activities

  • Research Collaborator for "Research for Revision of the Guidelines on Whether Programs Constitute Medical Devices," Health Labour Sciences Research (2023-)

Practice Group

  • Healthcare Practice Group
  • M&A Practice Group
  • Agriculture & Food Products​​ Practice Group

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2011; New York, 2019
Daini-Tokyo Bar Association