Justices of the Supreme Court

Justice
YASUNAMI, Ryosuke
Date of Birth: April 19, 1957

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Career

Education:

Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law in 1981

Qualification:

Appointed as a legal apprentice in 1981

Professional Career:

1983
Appointed as a Judge, and then, assigned to Tokyo District Court,
Hiroshima District Court, Administrative Affairs Bureau, Secretary Division and Public Relations Division of Supreme Court, Kobe District Court
1993
Judge, Kobe District Court
1995
Judge, Tokyo District Court
1998
Director, Second Division, Administrative Affairs Bureau, Supreme Court
1999
Director, First and Third Division, Administrative Affairs Bureau, Supreme Court
2001
Director, Remuneration Division, Personnel Affairs Bureau, Supreme Court
2005
Presiding Judge, Tokyo District Court
2007
Director of Secretariat, Tokyo High Court
2010
Presiding Judge, Tokyo District Court
2011
Director General, Personnel Affairs Bureau, Supreme Court
2014
President, Shizuoka District Court
2016
Presiding Judge, Tokyo High Court
2018
President, Tokyo District Court
2018
President, Osaka High Court
2021
July 16, 2021 Justice of the Supreme Court

Motto,hobbies

Things to Keep in Mind as a Justice

I think it is important to face each and every case sincerely and straightforwardly and make a judgment, and to do so, it is important to read case records with an open mind and hear opinions of many people humbly.

Favorite Words

Thorough deliberation. I will carry out thorough deliberation with other Justices at the Supreme Court through mutual sharing of wisdom.

Books that Left an Impression on Me

All the written works of Mr. SHIBA Ryotaro. After visiting the Saka No Ue No Kumo Museum in Matsuyama City and the Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum in Higashiosaka City, I have been rereading his works.
I also like the written works of Ms. TAKADA Kaoru.

Hobbies

I have been taking walks in order to maintain good health. My favorite hobby is watching sports (especially professional baseball games), but I am also interested in bunraku (Japanese puppet play) and the Takarazuka Revue since I was recommended to watch them in theaters when I worked in Osaka.

  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