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Justice
KIZAWA, Katsuyuki
Date of Birth: August 27, 1951

Career

Education:

 
Graduated from Rikkyo University, College of Law and Politics in 1974

Qualification:

 
Appointed as a legal apprentice in 1975

Professional Career:

1977
Registered as an attorney (Tokyo Bar Association)
1981
Vice Chairperson of the Human Rights Protection Committee, Tokyo Bar Association
1982
Part-time Lecturer of Rikkyo University, College of Law and Politics
1983
Permanent Councillor, Tokyo Bar Association
1988
Vice Chairperson of the Training of Lawyers Committee, Tokyo Bar Association
1992
Vice Chairperson of the Training of Lawyers Committee, Tokyo Bar Association
1994
Vice Chairperson of the Legal Trainees Training Committee, Tokyo Bar Association
1995
Vice Chairperson of the Human Resources Committee, Tokyo Bar Association
2000
Practicing-attorney-professor for civil advocacy of the Legal Training and Research Institute
2001
Attorney for Legal Counseling, Shinjuku City
2004
Member of the Legal Trainees Training Committee, Japan Federation of Bar Associations
2004
Chairperson of the Legal Trainees Training Committee, Tokyo Bar Association
2004
Professor of Rikkyo Law School
2007
Councillor of the Rikkyo Educational Corporation
2008
Chairperson of the Human Resources Committee, Tokyo Bar Association
2009
Human rights Volunteer, Ministry of Justice
2011
Member of the Committee on Opinion of the Residents of Shinjuku City (Complaint Processing Organization・Third-Party committee)
2013
Inspector of Kake Educational Institution
2016
July 19, 2016 Justice of the Supreme Court

Motto, hobbies

Things to Keep in Mind as a Justice
I will strive to interpret and apply laws in accordance with justice, fairness, and sound social common sense.

Favorite Word or Term
There is a saying to the effect that "I will convey my faith, but I will not force my own ideas upon others."
This expression embodied the way of life of Channing Moore Williams. Williams was a missionary who preached the Christian Gospel during the tumult of the end of the Edo Period to the beginning of the Meiji Period. I am not a Christian, but I was moved by the fact that Williams unified people's minds as one by fighting many difficulties with all his strength and heart, creating churches, schools, and hospitals. In such ways, his acts moved the community and the world. I believe that his manner of belief denoted "conveying [his] faith." And he also stated that he "would not force [his] own ideas upon others." No one yet knows what this truly means. However, it has been interpreted as meaning, "I will not force my own ideas upon others in a self-righteous manner," or "I will not exploit others for my own honor or reputation." In fact, it is said that Williams thoroughly refused to have his own name remembered because he was nothing but a missionary. He burned many of his writings and letters.

Books that Left an Impression on Me
"Onihei Hankacho" ("Onihei's Records of Criminal Incidents") and Sanada Taiheiki ("The Saga of The Sanada Clan") written by Shotaro Ikenami
Kinone by Tomiko Miyao

Hobbies
Thanks to Onihei Hankacho, played by Mr. Nakamura Kichiemon II, a kabuki actor and a National Living Treasure of Japan, I have gained a deep interest in and appreciation of kabuki.