Justices of the Supreme Court

Justice
WATANABE, Eriko
Date of Birth: December 27, 1958

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Career

Education:

Graduated from Tohoku University, Faculty of Law in 1983

Qualification:

Appointed as a legal apprentice in 1986

Professional Career:

1988
Registered as an attorney(Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
1994
Received LL.M., University of Washington School of Law
1995
Revoked the attorney's registration
1995
Japan Fair Trade Commission
1998
Registered as an attorney(Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
2004
Professor, Keio University Law School
2007
Member of Supervisory Commission for Public-Private and Private-Private Competitive Tenderings
2012
Governor and Auditor, NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
2019
Bar Examiner of the National Bar Examination Commission (Economic Law)
2020
Auditor, Ochanomizu University
2021
July 16, 2021 Justice of the Supreme Court

Motto,hobbies

Things to Keep in Mind as a Justice

I should note that, first of all, it is important for us to render a fair and proper judgment to solve a legal dispute through the court proceedings. Moreover, at the same time, we have to make best efforts to have the law perform its role properly as the judgment rendered by the Supreme Court will be applied, as a precedent, to any legal disputes in the future.

Favorite Words

Do our best.

Books that Left an Impression on Me

Books authored by SHIONO Nanami, e.g., “The Story of the Roman People,” “The Fall of Constantinople,” and “The Story of the City of the Sea—One Thousand Years of the Republic of Venice”
The Sister Fidelma Mysteries authored by Peter Tremayne, i.e., mysteries under the Irish legal system in the 7th century

Pastimes

Enjoy Rakugo, i.e., traditional Japanese storytelling
Listen to the music of NAKAJIMA Miyuki
Read books, in particular, cozy mysteries, i.e., mysteries of daily life, and historical 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. OTANI Naoto
      2. KANNO Hiroyuki
      3. YAMAGUCHI Atsushi
      4. TOKURA Saburo
      5. MIYAMA Takuya
      6. MIURA Mamoru
      7. KUSANO Koichi
      8. UGA Katsuya
      9. HAYASHI Michiharu
      10. OKAMURA Kazumi
      11. NAGAMINE Yasumasa
      12. YASUNAMI Ryosuke
      13. WATANABE Eriko
      14. OKA Masaaki
      15. SAKAI Toru
      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. Japan-France Online Judicial Meeting
      6. Notice on Measures Taken at Courts to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
      7. Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      8. The former Deputy President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      9. The President of the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Thailand Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      10. The Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      11. The Judge of the European Court of Human Rights Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      12. Judges from Germany, U.K. and U.S. Visit the Supreme Court of Japan
      13. Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam visits the
      14. The Minister of Justice of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      15. The Attorney General of the Ministry of Justice of Israel Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      16. The Attorney General of Malaysia Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      17. Chief Justice of Canada Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      18. The President of the German-Japanese Association of Jurists Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      19. The Head of Division, Administrative, Finance and Social Courts, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection of Germany Visits the Supreme Court of Japan
      20. Participants of “Japan-France Law Conference” Visit the Supreme Court of Japan
      21. Participants of “Japan-Germany Constitutional Conversation” Visit the Supreme Court of Japan
      22. Judges who speak in JSIP2019 Visit the Supreme Court of Japan
      23. Outline of the Press Conference by Chief Justice OTANI on Constitution Memorial Day