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Kirika Morita   (Associate)

Admitted Japan (2013) and New York (2016)
Bar Association Tokyo Bar Association
Education Kyoto University (B.Pharm., 2007)
Graduate School, Kyoto University (M.Pharm., attended until 2008)
Tokyo Metropolitan University Law School (J.D., 2011)
The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
American University, Washington College of Law (LL.M., 2015)
Background Corporate Planning Department, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. (2015-April 2018)
Member Observer of Japan Pharmaceutical Industry Legal Affairs Association, Contract Law Group
Qualification Pharmacist (2008)
Practice Areas Life Science (Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Health Foods, Digital Health, etc.), Protection of Personal Information, IoT, AI, Intellectual Property and General Corporate Legal Affairs
Languages Japanese and English


  • "Survey on Data Collaboration and Utilization of AI, etc. in the Healthcare Sector," the Cabinet Secretariat's National Strategy Office of Information and Communication Technology (Commissioned by Seed Planning, Inc., recommissioned to NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting, Inc. and Atsumi & Sakai) (June 2020) [Co-author]
  • Understanding Industry-Specific Legal Services through Q&A: Medicine and Medical Equipment, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC. (2019) [Co-author]
  • “A contract and compliance perspective: Advance preparations for legal practitioners dealing with natural disasters” Business Homu May 2019 Issue(2019) [Co-author]
  • Pricing & Reimbursement 2018, Japan Chapter, Global Legal Group (2018) [Co-author]


  • "Healthcare: Issues and Latest Trends in the Healthcare Industry, and Entry into the Healthcare Industry by Non-medical Operators," at a syposium "Insights into the New Era of Industrial Innovation and related Legal Issues," hosted by Westlaw Japan K.K. and Jiji Press, Ltd., January 30, 2020
  • "GDPR and the Act on the Protection of Personal Information: Comparisons & Practice – Cases of Hefty Fines, Use of Medical Data, and the 2020 Revision of APPI," hosted by Corporate Management Forums, Inc., September 6, 2019