Justices of the Supreme Court

Justice
YAMAGUCHI, Atsushi
Date of Birth: November 6, 1953

image:YAMAGUCHI Atsushi

Career

Education:

Graduated from the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law in 1976

Professional Career:

1976
Research Associate of the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law
1979
Associate Professor of the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law
1991
Associate Professor of the University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
1992
Professor of the University of Tokyo, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
1994
Director of the Criminal Law Society of Japan
2009
President of the Criminal Law Society of Japan
2010
Member of the Public Prosecutors and Notaries Public Appointment Examination Committee
2012
Member (Chairperson) of the National Bar Examination Commission
2012
Dean of the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law and Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
2013
Member of the Legislative Council of the Ministry of Justice
2014
Professor of Waseda Law School
2014
Emeritus Professor of the University of Tokyo
2016
Registered as an attorney (Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
2017
February 6, 2017 Justice of the Supreme Court

Motto, hobbies

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.

My belief

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.

Hobbies

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.

  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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