Public Service Activities in 2022


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Pro Bono Projects
Diversity & Inclusion
Public Sector Activities 
Bar Association Activities 
Educational Activities 


Pro Bono Projects

The firm actively participates in pro bono projects, including legal education projects and refugee assistance activities, mainly through team-based endeavors undertaken by our younger lawyers.

Further, lawyers of the firm participate in various activities that encourage respect for diversity among individuals. As an example, one of our lawyers is a director of Lawyers for LGBT and Allies Network (LLAN).

Diversity & Inclusion

Public Sector Activities

Many lawyers at the firm serve in internships at governmental offices or serve as members of various councils, research groups and advisory panels that participate in planning policies and drafting legislation.

Cabinet Secretariat

One lawyer has been assigned to Cabinet Secretariat as a fixed-term government employee.

Cabinet Office

Consumer Affairs Agency

One lawyer has been assigned to CAA as a fixed-term government employee.

Digital Agency

Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW)​

One lawyer has been assigned to MHLW as a fixed-term government employee.

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Four lawyers have been assigned to METI as a fixed-term government employee.

Agency for Natural Resources and Energy

Patent Office

The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency

Other public organizations


Bar Association Activities

Many of our lawyers engage in pro bono activities in addition to their regular duties at the firm. Examples of activities in 2022 are provided below.

Educational Activities

A number of lawyers from the firm teach at law schools, universities and legal organizations. In 2022, 34 lawyers taught in 19 educational institutions throughout Japan (listed below), and 9 lawyers were newly appointed to help foster the next generation of legal professionals. These institutions vary from public universities and law schools to legal organizations.

The firm has also been offering the opportunity to experience the work of a lawyer and actively strives to train future legal professionals by accepting legal apprentices for practical training and training at a large-scale firm, as well as through other programs such as externships for students.


Tohoku Region  

The Research Support and Industry-
Academic Collaboration Center,
Iwate University

Takuya Iizuka
Tohoku University School of Law Ko Fujita and Akira Marumo

Hokuriku Region

School of Law, Kanazawa University Hiromasa Arai
Kanto Region  

Graduate Schools of Aoyama Gakuin University

Atsushi Okada
Keio University Yuriko Yamazaki
Keio University Law School Hideki Utsunomiya and Taro Omoto
Graduate School of Law, Chuo University Shuya Nomura
The University of Tokyo Yoshinori Tatsuno
Graduate Schools for Law and Politics,
Faculty of Law, The University of Tokyo
Shigehiko IshimotoGaku Ishiwata, Shuhei Uchida and Takahiro Iijima

Graduate School of Public Policy,
University of Tokyo

Hiroki Habuka

Graduate School of Law, Hitotsubashi University

Seiichi OkazakiYusuke IshiiYusuke Ueda and Ryo Kiuchi
Waseda University Takashi Uchida and Yoshikazu Abe
Waseda Law School Hajime Tanahashi, Tetsushi KamimuraMitsuhiro Tateishi and Yusuke Fujii
Ochanomizu University Naoto Shimamura
Graduate School of Business Sciences, University of Tsukuba Masafumi Masuda and Daisuke Tsuta
Chubu Region  

Nagoya University Graduate school of Law

Yoshihiro Kojima and Toshimitsu Nemoto
Kansai Region  

Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University

Kohei MoritaAkira Matsushita and Hiroki Habuka

Kyoto University of the Arts

Takao Kitano
Cornell Law School Takayuki Kihira


Public Service Activities in 2022:News

Public Service
Misato Kobayashi presented a lecture on legal topics to senior high school students at The Second High School, Tokyo University of Agriculture
Public Service
Masafumi Masuda became a member of Tomoiki Metaverse Study Group, Kanagawa Charter for a Society Living Together in Harmony, Kanagawa prefecture
Public Service
Masafumi Masuda became a member of the Study Group on the Creation of a Sound NFT Marketplace, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Public Service
Daisuke Tsuta became a member of the Study Group for the Prevention of Obscuration of Damage from Cyber Cases, National Police Agency
Public Service
Masafumi Masuda became a member of Public-Private Cooperation Council for Addressing New Legal Issues Concerning Contents, Etc. in the Metaverse, Cabinet Office

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