Date of Birth: November 6, 1953
Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law in 1976
- Research Associate of the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law
- Associate Professor of the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law
- Associate Professor of the University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
- Professor of the University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
- Director of the Criminal Law Society of Japan
- President of the Criminal Law Society of Japan
- Member of the Public Prosecutors and Notaries Public Appointment Examination Committee
- Member (Chairperson) of the National Bar Examination Commission
- Dean of the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law and Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
- Member of the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice
- Professor of Waseda Law School
- Emeritus Professor of the University of Tokyo
- Registered as an attorney (Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
- February 6, 2017 Justice of the Supreme Court
Things to Keep in Mind as a Justice
I believe every day is a new learning experience. Based on this idea, I think I should bear in mind that I will make decisions from a fair and impartial standpoint while using everything I have.
Meeting with people is an invaluable experience in life.
Books that Left an Impression on Me
Historical stories come to mind. To cite examples, there are historical novels written by Ryotaro Shiba including “Saka no Ue no Kumo (Clouds above the Hill).” But, in general, I would like to expand my perspectives through reading books in various fields.
I have been performing a variety of activities for fun. Nothing of them may deserve to be called a hobby, but I have enjoyed walking for 20 years. On weekends, I used to walk about 20 kilometers a day. Although current time constraints do not allow me to do so, I would like to set a goal of walking about 20 kilometers in total on weekends.