Justices of the Supreme Court

Justice
NAGAMINE, Yasumasa
Date of Birth: April 16, 1954

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Career

Education:

Graduated from the University of Tokyo, College of Arts and Sciences in 1977

Professional Career:

1977
Entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1992
Counsellor, Cabinet Legislation Bureau, Prime Minister’s Office
1995
Director, Second West Europe Division, European Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1996
Director, Legal Affairs Division, Treaties Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1998
Counsellor of the Embassy of Japan in India
2001
Minister of the Embassy of Japan in India
2001
Minister of the Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom
2002
Deputy Director-General, North American Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2004
Deputy Director-General, International Legal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2006
Deputy Director-General, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2007
Consul-General of Japan, San Francisco, United States of America
2010
Director-General, International Legal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2012
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of the Netherlands
2013
Senior Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2016
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Korea
2019
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United Kingdom
2021
February 8, 2021 Justice of the Supreme Court

Motto,hobbies

Things to Keep in Mind as a Justice

I will make my utmost effort to identify the background of each case accurately and deal with the case sincerely so that I will be able to reach the best decision. I am resolved to fulfill the heavy responsibility of being a Supreme Court Justice, while leveraging my experience serving as an administrative official and diplomat and continuing to study with humility.

Favorite Words

The key to your impact as a leader is your own sincerity.

Books that Left an Impression on Me

While working in the United Kingdom until recently, I read books written by contemporary British writers. Among them, the novels of John le Carré and Ian McEwan impressed me.

Hobbies

Reading books, listening to music, watching theatrical plays, traveling, playing tennis

  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. OTANI Naoto
      2. IKEGAMI Masayuki
      3. KOIKE Hiroshi
      4. KIZAWA Katsuyuki
      5. KANNO Hiroyuki
      6. YAMAGUCHI Atsushi
      7. TOKURA Saburo
      8. MIYAZAKI Yuko
      9. MIYAMA Takuya
      10. MIURA Mamoru
      11. KUSANO Koichi
      12. UGA Katsuya
      13. HAYASHI Michiharu
      14. OKAMURA Kazumi
      15. NAGAMINE Yasumasa
      16. Former Justices
    4. Topics
      1. Message on the 25th anniversary of Japan becoming an observer to the CoE
      2. FY2020 Study Meeting on Foreign Judiciary Practices
      3. Online lecture meeting with the director of École nationale des greffes
      4. Online meeting between the judiciaries of the UK and Japan
      5. Notice on Measures Taken at Courts to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
      6. Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      7. The former Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      8. The President of the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Thailand Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      9. The Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      10. The Judge of the European Court of Human Rights Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      11. Judges from Germany, U.K. and U.S. Visit the Supreme Court of Japan
      12. Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam visits the
      13. The Minister of Justice of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      14. The Attorney General of the Ministry of Justice of Israel Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      15. The Attorney General of Malaysia Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      16. Chief Justice of Canada Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      17. The President of the German-Japanese Association of Jurists Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      18. The Head of Division, Administrative, Finance and Social Courts, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection of Germany Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      19. Participants of “Japan-France Law Conference” Visit the Supreme Court of Japan
      20. Participants of “Japan-Germany Constitutional Conversation” Visit the Supreme Court of Japan
      21. Judges who speak in JSIP2019 Visit the Supreme Court of Japan