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Kozo Yanagida

Telephone +81-3-5218-2038

Major Area of Practice

Various kinds of civil lawsuits, filing appeals to higher court or the Supreme Court, interpretation of Code of Civil Procedure and other civil proceeding laws, dispute resolutions over issues on commercial and corporate registrations, dispute resolutions over issues on deposition proceedings, assisting the legislative process


Background
1970 The University of Tokyo(LL.B.)    
Entered The Legal Training and Research Institute affiliated to Supreme Court
1972 - Appointed as an assistant judge at Osaka District Court
Served at Civil Affairs Bureau, Supreme Court Secretariat
Served as judge at Tokyo District Court, etc.
1987 - Assigned to Ministry of Justice
Served as chief of Fourth Division (current Commercial Division) of Civil Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Justice
Served as Counselor for Ministry of Justice Secretariat
Served as Councilor for Ministry of Justice Secretariat (in charge of Civil Affairs Bureau)
Contributed to the amendments of basic civil laws such as Commercial Code, Bankruptcy Act, etc. including service as a chief counselor for the amendment of the Code of Civil Procedure in 1996
Handled administrative services relating to commercial and corporate registrations, depositions, etc.
1997 - Served as judge at Tokyo High Court
Served as judge at Tokyo District Court (head of the division) and Yokohama District Court (head of the division)
2002 Served as chief judge of Nagano District and Family Court
2004 Served as judge at Osaka High Court (head of the division)
2006 Served as judge at Tokyo High Court (head of the division)
2010 Retired from service as a judge
2014 Admitted as an attorney (Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association)    
Joined our firm

Bar Association Membership

Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association


Public Positions
1987 - 1996 Member of Second-stage Examination Test Committee of National Bar Examination
1987 - 1997 Member of Judicial Scrivener Examination Committee
1998 Member of Civil Procedure Code Working Committee for Development Support of Laws in Cambodia (currently holds position)
Others
  • Member of the special committee of Daiichi Subdivision of Copyright Council (current Legislation Committee of the Subdivision on Copyrights within the Council for Cultural Affairs)
  • Executive Secretary of Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Civil Rules
  • Temporary Member of Special Examination Committee for Public Prosecutor
  • Member of Tokyo Bar Association Discipline Committee (Outside Member)