Justices of the Supreme Court

Justice
KANNO, Hiroyuki
Date of Birth: July 3, 1952

image:KANNO Hiroyuki

Career

Education:

Graduated from School of Law, Tohoku University in 1978

Qualification:

Appointed as a legal apprentice in 1978

Professional Career:

1980
Appointed as a Judge, and then, assigned to Tokyo District Court, Administrative Affairs Bureau, General Secretariat of Supreme Court, Kushiro Family/District Court
1990
Judge, Tokyo District Court
1991
Judge, Sapporo District/Family Court
1995
Judicial Research Official, Supreme Court
2000
Judge, Tokyo High Court
2002
Presiding Judge, Tokyo District Court
2012
Chief Judge, Mito District Court
2014
Presiding Judge, Tokyo High Court
2015
President, Osaka High Court
2016
September 5, 2016 Justice of the Supreme Court

Motto, hobbies

Things to Keep in Mind as a Justice

In trials, I consciously try to review the cases from multiple perspectives. I have been making judgments after considering the reasons for the judgments in different ways including argumentative way of thinking, way of thinking to which the rule of thumb has been applied, more practical way of thinking, multiple persons’ perspective, and saying them as much as possible and receiving another person’s criticism.

Favorite Word or Term

Honesty and Sympathy

Books that Left an Impression on Me

I have been calling myself a SF fan since my childhood. There are too many favorite writers and works to list them all, and I especially like “The Drowned World” by J.G. Ballard, “Solaris” by Stanislaw Lem, and “The October Country” by Ray Bradbury. Although it is not a science fiction, “Les Miserables” makes me think differently each time I read through it: when I was young; when I was an assistant judge; and after that.

Hobbies

My hobbies are listening to music and reading. I like classical music, but I prefer chansons and canzones. If I sing to myself, I like Russian folk songs and this may be because I grew up in Hokkaido. I also love Japanese folk songs and new music, and all kinds of music. In terms of reading, I am interested in various fields such as science fiction, economics, science, history, and British novels.

  1. About the Supreme Court
    1. Access to the Supreme Court
    2. Organization Chart of the Supreme Court
    3. Justices of the supreme court
      1. IKEGAMI Masayuki
      2. OTANI Naoto
      3. KOIKE Hiroshi
      4. KIZAWA Katsuyuki
      5. KANNO Hiroyuki
      6. YAMAGUCHI Atsushi
      7. TOKURA Saburo
      8. HAYASHI Keiichi
      9. MIYAZAKI Yuko
      10. MIYAMA Takuya
      11. MIURA Mamoru
      12. KUSANO Koichi
      13. UGA Katsuya
      14. HAYASHI Michiharu
      15. OKAMURA Kazumi
      16. Former Justices
    4. Topics
      1. Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      2. The former Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      3. The President of the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Thailand Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      4. The Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      5. The Judge of the European Court of Human Rights Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      6. Judges from Germany, U.K. and U.S. Visit the Supreme Court of Japan
      7. Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam visits the
      8. The Minister of Justice of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      9. The Attorney General of the Ministry of Justice of Israel Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      10. The Attorney General of Malaysia Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      11. Chief Justice of Canada Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      12. The President of the German-Japanese Association of Jurists Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      13. The Head of Division, Administrative, Finance and Social Courts, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection of Germany Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      14. Participants of “Japan-France Law Conference” Visit the Supreme Court of Japan
      15. Participants of “Japan-Germany Constitutional Conversation” Visit the Supreme Court of Japan
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