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Of Counsel Yoshio Otani

Practice Areas

Dispute Resolution;


September 1970 Graduated from The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law (LL.B.)
April 1971 - April 1973 The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
April 1973 Osaka District Court, Assistant Judge
June 1976 - June 1977 Assistant Judge Overseas Special Research (dispatched to France)
July 1977 - July 1980 Hiroshima District Court, Assistant Judge
August 1980 - July 1982 General Secretariat of the Supreme Court, Personnel Affairs Bureau
August 1982 - March 1983 Tokyo District Court, Assistant Judge
1983 Naha District Court, Family Court, Ishigaki Branch Chief and Hirara Branch Chief
1984 Tokyo District Court, Judge
1985 Ministry of Justice, Civil Affairs Bureau
1986 Ministry of Justice, Counselor for Civil Affairs (in charge of Corporate Law)
1992 Tokyo High Court, Judge
1994 Nagoya District Court, Chief Judge of Division
1998 Tokyo District Court, Chief Judge of Division
December 1998 Financial Reconstruction Commission, Deputy Secretary-General 
2001 Tokyo District Court, Chief Judge of Division (Civil Division 8)
2005 Head of Ootsu District Court & Family Court
2006 Tokyo High Court, Chief Judge of Division (Civil Division 7)
July 2010 Retired
October 2010 Registered as attorney-at-law (The Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
October 2010 Momo-o, Matsuo & Namba
April 2011 Professor, Surugadai University Law School
April 2011 Chairman of the General Management Committee of the Dispute Resolution Center for Nuclear Damages
April 2012 Dean, Professor of Law at Surugadai University Law School