Justices of the Supreme Court

Justice
IKEGAMI,Masayuki
Date of Birth:August 29,1951

image:IKEGAMI Masayuki

Career

Education:

Graduated from Tohoku University, Faculty of Law in 1975

Qualification:

Appointed as a legal apprentice in 1975

Professional Career:

1977
Appointed as a Public Prosecutor, and then, assigned to Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, Mito District Public Prosecutors Office, Sendai District Public Prosecutors Office, Kitami Branch of Kushiro District Public Prosecutors Office, etc
1998
Director, Criminal Affairs Division, Criminal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice
2000
Director, General Affairs Division, Criminal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice
2001
Director, Personnel Division, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Justice
2005
Chief Prosecutor, Matsuyama District Public Prosecutors Office
2005
Assistant Vice-Minister of Justice
2006
Deputy Vice-Minister of Justice
2008
Public Prosecutor, Supreme Public Prosecutors Office
2009
Director-General, Trial Department, Supreme Public Prosecutors Office
2010
Director-General, Criminal Affairs Department, Supreme Public Prosecutors
Office
2011
Deputy Prosecutor-General, Supreme Public Prosecutors Office
2012
Superintending Prosecutor, Nagoya High Public Prosecutors Office
2014
Superintending Prosecutor, Osaka High Public Prosecutors Office
2014
Retired
2014
October 2, 2014 Justice of the Supreme Court

Motto,hobbies

Things to Keep in Mind as a Justice

I am committed to fulfilling my mission impartially and faithfully, to find an appropriate and reasonable solution by law for each specific case that is brought to the court.

Favorite Word or Term

I always say to myself, "Don't get heated, don't get excited; be calm when approaching a task." This phrase reminds me of the importance of making a calm judgment based on an accurate understanding of the matter at hand.

Books that Left an Impression on Me

I read various genres of books, but I am particularly attracted to stories about the lives of individuals involved in significant events in history. Joseph Fouché, the biography by Stefan Zweig, is one such story. I recently re-read Fuyu no Habatsu (Faction of Winter) by Saburo Shiroyama, and was impressed once again. On Happiness by Alain, a French philosopher, teaches me many new things every time I read it.

Hobbies

On my days off, I enjoy strolling around, feeling the seasonal changes. When I happen to find a historic place, I look up the story associated with it. In recent years, I often go to concerts of classical music and various other genres of music. Beautiful music cheers me up and makes me feel serene.

  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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