Born September 3, 1944


LL.M. Columbia University School of Law, May 1983
Diploma Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan, March 1970
LL.B. University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law, March 1968


Partner: Sakura Kyodo Law Offices (Formerly Kawai, Takeuchi, Nishimura & Inoue), Tokyo 1972-Present Yamato Seimei Building 16F 1-1-7 Uchisaiwaicho Chiyoda-ku, 100-0011 Tokyo, Japan
Associate: Hurt Richardson, Garner, Todd & Cadenhead, Atlanta 1983. Matsuo & Kosugi, Tokyo 1970-1972


Lecturer, Gakushuin University (1997)
Lecturer, Hosei University (1977-1982)
Lecturer, Hitotsubashi University (2000)
Lecturer, Waseda University (2004-present)
Courses taught: Bankruptcy, and Execution on Judgment


Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations; American Bar Association (business Law, International Law and Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Law sections);
International Bar Association (Committee J); New York State Bar Association; American Bankruptcy Institute
Member, Section of Insolvency Law, Tokyo Bar Association


Admitted to practice in Japan (1970)
The State of New York with examination (1986)


Guide to Decisional Law of Bankruptcy (Yuhikaku 1996)
International Bankruptcy: Construction and Development (Seibun-do 1995)
International Loan Workouts and Bankruptcies (Butterworth Legal Publishers 1989 / co-author)
Introduction to the Law of Insolvency (Horitsu Bunka-sha 1987 / co-author)
Modern International Contracts (Yuhikaku 1985 / co-author)


Chapter 11 Insolvency Proceedings, Hattori・Henderson Civil Procedure in Japan - Second Edition (2000)

Possible Substantive Restraints on Security Interests in Insolvency Proceedings, 46 Journal of Civil Procedure 163 (1999)

Worldwide Reorganization and Restructuring, Subject Outline for Japan, American Bankruptcy Institute (West Law, West Publishing 1997)

International Trends Concerning Recovery of Assets Located Abroad, in International Insolvency Law (Takeshita 1990)

Fraudulent Conveyances of Real Property, in Modern Civil Procedure: Problems and Suggestions 130 (1989)

Fundamentals for International Trade and Credit Management, 7 Credit Management 4 (1988)

Proposals for Legislating of International Law of Bankruptcy, Banking Law Journal (Materials 4)2(1988)

Status Report on and Suggestions for the Present Law of International Bankruptcy, 39 Liberty & Justice 12-45(1988)

Revision Works on the Law of Insolvency, 875 Jurist 133(1987)

A Structural Analysis of workouts, in Corporate Litigations and Reorganizations 179 (1985)

A Security Interest in Instruments, in the Theory and Practice in Corporate Reorganizations 153(1985)

Recent American Discovery Practice and its Possible Effects upon Japanese Practice, 824 Jurist 42(1984)

Workouts and Law, in The Theory and Practice in Workout 15 (1983)

Avoidance of Payment in Kind, in 3 The dictionary of Banking Law 12121(1982)

Avoidance of Set-offs, in 3 the Dictionary of Banking Law 12214(1982)

Authorities and Duties of a Court Appointed Examiner in Special Liquidation, in The Theory and Practice in Composition, Compromise, and Special Liquidation 197(1981)

Effects of a Composition, in The Theory and Practice in Composition, Compromise, and Special Liquidation 103(1981)

Composition and right of Reclamation, in The Theory and Practice in Composition, Compromise, and Special Liquidation 60(1981)

A Report of a Workout by way of Trust, 246 New Business Law 26(1981)

Bankruptcy and Provisionally Recorded Titles, in The Theory and Practice in Bankruptcy 141 (1980)

Bankruptcy and Reclamation, in The Theory and Practice in Bankruptcy 159 (1980)

International Bankruptcy: A Critique of Existing Notions of Territorialism and a Suggestion for the Development of International Bankruptcy, 76 Hogaku Shinrin 45 (1978)

Sales of Goods and Means for Specifying Balance on Accounts Receivable, 88 New Business Law 46 (1974)