Justices of the Supreme Court

Justice
MIYAMA, Takuya
Date of Birth: September 2, 1954

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Career

Education:

Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law in 1979

Qualification:

Appointed as a legal apprentice in 1980

Professional Career:

1982
Appointed as a Judge, and then, assigned to Tokyo District Court, Hakodate District/Family Court, Secretariat of Environmental Dispute Coordination Commission, Naha District/Family Court
1992
Judge, Naha District/Family Court
1994
Judge, Tokyo District Court
1996
Counselor, Civil Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice
2001
Counselor, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Justice
2002
Director of the Legislative Division, Civil Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice
2003
Acting Assistant Vice-Minister of Justice, Ministry of Justice
2004
Assistant Vice-Minister of Justice, Ministry of Justice
2008
Director-General of the Judicial System Department, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Justice
2010
Judge, Tokyo High Court
2011
Presiding Judge, Tokyo District Court
2012
Director-General of the Civil Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice
2015
Presiding Judge, Tokyo High Court
2016
Chief Judge, Saitama District Court
2017
President, Tokyo High Court
2018
January 9, 2018 Justice of the Supreme Court

Motto, hobbies

Things to Keep in Mind as a Justice

As many cases in the Supreme Court involve complicated legal problems and/or issues on which different people make different subjective judgments, it is difficult for the Court to deal with the cases. I will strive to play an active role when the Supreme Court seeks a proper and appropriate interpretation and application of the law in each case as the highest court that primarily judges questions of law.

Books that Left an Impression on Me

I read many books across all genres. Among those I have read in recent years, the most interesting book that stands out in my memory is “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” written by Yuval Noah Harari, which became a world bestseller.

Hobbies

I cook various dishes, Japanese, western, Chinese and ethnic, in daily life and also like reading books on cooking.

  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
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