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 OKABE Kiyoko

Justice
OKABE, Kiyoko
Date of Birth: March 20, 1949

Career

Education:

1971
Graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Law
1974
Completed master's program at Keio University, Graduate School of Law (Private Law)

Qualification:

Appointed as a legal apprentice in 1974

Professional Career:

1976
Assistant Judge, Nagoya District Court
1979
Assistant Judge, Sapporo District/Family Court
1981
Assistant Judge, Sapporo Family/District Court
1982
Assistant Judge, Tokyo District Court
1985
Assistant Judge, Oita District/Family Court
1986
Judge, Oita District/Family Court
1989
Judge, Tokyo Family Court (Retired in 1993)
1993
Registered as a Private Practicing Lawyer (Tokyo Bar Association)
1997
Professor of the Faculty of Law, Toyo University
2002
Public Interest Member of the Central Labour Relations Commission, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
2003
Member of the Advisory Committee on Rules of Family Affairs of the Supreme Court
2004
Professor of the Graduate School of Law, Toyo University
2007
Professor of Keio Law School
2009
Member of the Working Conditions Subcommittee, Labour Policy Council, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
2010
April 12, 2010 Justice of the Supreme Court

Motto, hobbies

Things to Keep in Mind as a Justice
I will try to be impartial and deliberate earnestly to reach a conclusion.

Favorite Word or Term
Skill backed up by wisdom, wisdom accompanied by skill

Books that Left an Impression on Me
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber
Critical essays on fine arts by Yoshie Hotta, such as Uruwashiki mono mishi hito ha (Whoever has beheld Beauty with his eyes) and Goya
Terra Amata by J.M.G. Le Clézio

Hobbies
I like looking at fine arts in general, including paintings, wood printings, sculptures, etc.
I also make some prints myself.