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Takafumi Ochiai   (Partner)

 

中文日本語
Admitted Japan (2006)
Bar Association Dai-ni Tokyo Bar Association
Education Keio University (B.S., 2004)
The Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan
Background Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (October 2006-August 2015)
Member Deputy Director-General of Japan Association of Arbitrators (April 2010-)
Member of the Research Committee on Business Recovery in Asia, Japanese Association for Business Recovery (September 2010-2015)
Deputy Director-General of Japan Association of Arbitrators (January 2014-), Vice Chairman of Affairs Finance Committee (March 2016-March 2017)
Member of steering committee of Arbitration Center, Daini Tokyo Bar Association (April 2014-)
Vice-Chairperson of steering committee of Arbitration Center, Daini Tokyo Bar Association (April 2015-March 2019)
Member of steering committee of Young Japan Association of Arbitrators (YJAA)
Member of the dispute-settlement committee of the Trust Companies Association of Japan (December 2015-)
Advisor to Incubation & Innovation Initiative (III) (February 2016-)
Vice-Chairperson of International Committee, Daini Tokyo Bar Association (April 2016-March 2019)
Leader of Keio University Fine Consortium's "AI and the Law" committee (April 2016-March 2017)
Member of the Central Board on Intellectual Property Rights of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA) (June 2016-)
Member of a project run by the Council on Competitiveness-Nippon (COCN) entitled “The Coming Ultra-Smart Society through Negotiation, Cooperation and Coordination Between AI Systems” (July 2016-February 2018)
Member of the subcommittee on Impact and Risk Assessment of the "Conference toward AI Network Society" of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (October 2016-July 2018)
Secretary General of the subcommittee of the Fintech Association of Japan (October 2016-)
Legal adviser to the Japan Blockchain Association (January 2017-)
Member of the "Study Group Innovation and Laws" (February 2017-March 2018)
Member of "FINO-MENTORS" of the FINOVATORS for Financial Innovation ecosystem (March 2017-)
Multi-stakeholder Process Member of  the Revised "JIPDEC Privacy Policy" formulated by the Japan Information Processing Development Center (JIPDEC) (April 2017-May 2017)
Member of the experts committee of the Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center (May 2017-March 2018)
Representative of the Working Group on the Operation and Law for the Development Meeting on Guidelines for Remote Psychiatric Practice, of the Japanese Initiative for Diagnosis and Treatment Evaluation Research in Telepsychiatry (J-INTEREST) (May 2017-December 2018)
Board member of the Japan Medical Venture Association (May 2017-)
Member of the International Organization for Standardization and Technical Committee (as asecretarial general of the subcommittee of the Fintech Association of Japan) (June 2017-)
Counselor for the AI Group, Tokyo Bar Association (July 2017-)
Auditor for the Data Trading Alliance (DTA) (November 2017-)
Board member of the Japan Association for Financial APIs (November 2017-)
Member of the Open API Promotion Study Group of the Japanese Bankers Association (November 2017-)
Committee member of the “Council on remote home health care utilizing high definition video technology” for the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (December 2017-March 2018)
Member of METI’s “Committee to Discuss the Legal System for Blockchain”, “Field of Medicine, Nursing Care and Healthcare”, “Field of Logistics, Supply Chain and Mobility”, and Committee on “Cross-sectoral Theme” (December 2017-March 2018)
Member of the Ethical Review Board for Shonan Keiiku Hospital, Medical Corporate Body Ken-Iku-Kai (January 2018–) 
Member of the "Guidelines Review Committee for Medical Treatment with Information and Communication Equipment", the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (as a board member of the Japan Medical Venture Association) (February 2018-March 2018)
Board member of ISO/TC 307 Japanese National Committee (April 2018-)
Secretary of the Committee on Lawyers Operational Reforms (IT Issues Review PT), the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (June 2018-)
Member of the Innovative Technology/Businessmodel Evaluation Committee for Regulatory Sandbox in Japan, the Cabinet Office (August 2018-)
Member of the "Working Group on Financial Data, Study Group for Ideal Approaches to a Certification Scheme Concerning Functions of Information Trust" of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (as the Secretary General of the subcommittee of the Fintech Association of Japan) (September 2018-February 2019)
Temporary Special Advisor (part-time) to the Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (September 2018-)
Board member of the Real Estate Tech Association for Japan (RET) (September 2018-)
Member of the "Working Group on Health and Medical Care, Study Group for Ideal Approaches to a Certification Scheme Concerning Functions of Information Trust" of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (October 2018)
Board member of JCoMaaS (December 2018-)
Member of the Working Group on the Revision of Criteria for Safety Measures of the Special Committee for Safety Measures, The Center for Financial Industry Information Systems (FISC) (December 2018-)
Division in charge of National Strategic Special Zone, Office for Promotion of Regional Revitalization, Cabinet Office (December 2018-)
Committee member of the “Study Group on the Review of Guidelines on the Appropriate Implementation of Online Medical Treatment,” of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (January 2019-)
Member of the "Study Group for Ideal Approaches to a Certification Scheme Concerning Functions of Information Trust" of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (January 2019-)
Member of the "Study Group:RegTech/SupTech" of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(February 2019-March 2019)
Member of the "Study Group on the Improvement of the Trade Environment Involving Digital Platform Businesses, the Working Group for Ideal Approaches concerning Data Transfer and Release" of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Japan Fair Trade Commission,  and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (March 2019-April 2019)
Member of "City&Tech Committee, Contents innovation Program (CiP)" (April 2019-)
Practice Areas Financial Regulations, Fintech, Healthcare, IT, Intellectual Property Rights, Personal Information Protection, IoT/AI, Real Estate, Litigation/Arbitration/ADR, International Dispute Resolution, Chinese and Asian Law Practices, General Corporate, Support for Foreign Market Entry, Risk Management, Corporate Group Restructuring, Consumer Law, Education, Regional Revitalization
Languages Japanese, English, Chinese
 

Recommendations and Awards

Publications

  • "A fresh dose of regulation and promotion," Asia Pacific Fintech Special Focus 2019, IFLR April/May 2019, IFLR (2019) [Co-author]
  • "Would the Use of Personal Information be a Boost? The Significance and Influence of the “Information Bank”," Business Homu June 2019 Issue (2019)
  • "Application of Blockchain to Intellectual Property and Content Management: Based on Actual Cases of Services Overseas and Discussions of Legal Systems," Intellectual Property Management Journal, April Edition, Vol. 69 No.4 (No. 820) (2019) [Co-author]
  • "Chinese Cyber-Security Law and practical problems and solutions related thereto," Kaigai-Touyushi March 2019, Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI) (2019) [Co-author]
  • "[Discussion Report] Contemporary Tasks of the Financial Legal System (Ⅱ) – Information, Settlements and Tech Firms," Kinyu Houmu Jijo March 25 (2019)
  • "A contract and compliance perspective: Advance preparations for legal practitioners dealing with natural disasters" Business Homu May 2019 Issue(2019) [Co-author]
  • "[Discussion Report] Contemporary Tasks of the Financial Legal System (I) – Information, Settlements and Tech Firms," Kinyu Houmu Jijo March 10 (2019)
  • "Laws and Regulations Related to Online Medical Care: Focusing on the Guidelines of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare," "[Discussion Report] Potential Remote (Online) Medical Care in Psychiatric Practice," Seishinka Chiryogaku (Japanese Journal of Psychiatric Treatment) Vol. 34 No. 2, Seiwa Shoten Publishers (2019)
  • "Enforcement of the Amendments to the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act on Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds Relating to an e-KYC, a Customer Verification Procedure Which Would be Completed Online, and the Trends of Practices for Verification," NBL No.1139, Shojihomu (2019) [Co-author]
  • "Information Banks are not the Only "Instruments" for Utilizing Data," Weekly Financial Affairs No.3289, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (2018)
  • "Overview of legal issues surrounding online medical examinations," Nikkei Digital Health 2019 Yearbook – Bible for Developing New Industries and Businesses in the Healthcare, Health and Nursing Care Sectors edited by Nikkei Digital Health, Nikkei Business Publications (2018)
  • "Movement on Fintech and Financial APIs in Japan," JISA's membership magazine No.131 (2018)
  • "Practical Compliance at the Time of Transaction with a Representative Person, Such as Electronic Settlement, under the Revised Banking Act," Finance Law Journal No.2099, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc. (2018)  [Co-author]
  • Getting the Deal Through - Fintech 2019, Japan Chapter, Law Business Research Ltd. (2018) [Co-author]
  • "Online Medical Care and Regulations," The Journal of Therapy, Vol.100 No.9, Nanzando Co., Ltd.
  • "Issues to be Overcome by Japan towards Further Data Utilization: Boosting Policy in Action - Momentum to Promote Utilization," Weekly Financial Affairs No.3272, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (2018)
  • "Research Study on Recent Trends of Data Protection Acts in Other Countries," Personal Information Protection Commission (2018) [Co-author]
  • "Fintech, LegalTech, AI, GDPR," LAWYERS GUIDE ~Trends in Innovation~, Business Law Journal No.125, LexisNexis Japan (2018) [Co-author]
  • The Intellectual Property Review - Seventh Edition, Japan Chapter, Law Business Research Ltd (2018) [Co-author]
  • "Firm but fair," ASIA FINTECH SPECIAL FOCUS-JAPAN, IFLR May 2018, IFLR (2018) [Co-author]
  • Final Report entitled "Negotiation, Cooperation and Coordination Between AI Systems," as a member of a project by the Council on Competitiveness-Nippon (COCN) (February, 2018)
  • "The Global Acceleration of ICO Regulation: Publications of Guidelines by Western Governments; France Advocates Three Options," Nikkei FinTech, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (February, 2018) [Co-author]
  • 5000 Legal Countermeasures for Financial Institutions Vol.3: Lending, Management, and Guarantees, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (2018) [Co-author]
  • 5000 Legal Countermeasures for Financial Institutions Vol.2: Exchange, Bills and Checks, Electronically Recorded Monetary Claims, Auxiliary Business, and Peripheral Business, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (2018) [Co-author]
  • "Although it's Booming, Investor Protection is Urgently Needed for ICOs," Weekly Financial Affairs (Kinyu Zaisei Jijyo) Vol. 68 No. 46, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (December, 2017) [Co-author]
  • "In Relation to ICO Regulations, Europe & the US Moving to New Legislation; We should Keep an Eye on France & Israel, But the Majority Remain with the Application of Existing Rules," Nikkei FinTech, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (November, 2017) [Co-author]
  • "Wave of Regulations for Booming ICO Market: National Authorities Following the US One After Another, and China's Blanket Ban," Nikkei FinTech, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (October, 2017) [Co-author]
  • Medium-term Report entitled "The Coming Ultra-Smart Society through Negotiation, Cooperation and Coordination Between AI Systems," as a member of a project by the Council on Competitiveness-Nippon (COCN) (October, 2017)
  • Getting the Deal Through - Fintech 2018, Japan Chapter, Law Business Research Ltd. (2017) [Co-author]
  • "Look Before You Leap: Issues that Mercari Users Should Know When Using the Services," in Toyo Keizai Weekly Magazine, September 23rd issue, Toyo Keizai Inc. (September, 2017) [Comment]
  • "Emerging Japanese Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) – the Key is Token Design not Falling under Financial Regulations," Nikkei FinTech No.17, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (August, 2017) [Comment] 
  • "Amendments to the Banking Act and Practical Tips: Mainly from a Financial Institution's Perspective," Finance Law Journal No.2070, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc. (July, 2017)  [Co-author]
  • The Intellectual Property Review - Sixth Edition, Japan Chapter, Law Business Research Ltd (2017) [Co-author]
  • The Revised "JIPDEC Privacy Policy," as a Multi-stakeholder Process Member of the Japan Information Processing Development Center (JIPDEC) (2017) 
  • "Fintech: Business Strategies and the Law," Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.  (2017) [Co-author]
  • "Moving forward," ASIA FINTECH SPECIAL FOCUS-JAPAN, IFLR May 2017, IFLR (2017) [Co-author]
  • "Work in progress," BANKING & PROJECT FINANCE JAPAN, IFLR April 2017, IFLR (2017) [Co-author]
  • "Issues for Developing New Systems for Introduction of Open Bank API," Junkan Shoji Homu No. 2130, Japan Institute of Business Law (April, 2017) [Co-author]
  • "Current Status of Autonomous Driving Technology and Future Outlook of Car Insurance," KINZAI Financial Plan No. 386, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc. (April, 2017) [Co-author]
  • "FinTech: Key Points on Agency Services Including Electronic Payment," GINKO JITSUMU Vol. 47 No.3, Banking Education Co., Ltd. (March, 2017) [Co-author]
  • "Bank Application Programming Interface (API): Terms of Use Model and Practical Key Points," Finance Law Journal No.2060, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc. (February, 2017)  [Co-author]
  • Final Report entitled "The Coming Ultra-Smart Society through Negotiation, Cooperation and Coordination Between AI Systems—Achieving Respective Purposes Smoothly and Forming Reciprocal Relationships," as a member of a project by the Council on Competitiveness-Nippon (COCN) (February, 2017)
  • "Business Opportunities and Practical Issues Lead by Bank Application Programming Interface (API): Convenient Service Delivery Enables Cost Saving and Commission Income Earning," Weekly Financial Affairs (Kinyu Zaisei Jijyo) No. 3199, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (January, 2017) [Co-author]
  • "Ransomeware," part of a special report, Nikkei Computer (November 24, 2016) [Interview]
  • "Developments in FinTech – A Look at the Impact on Payment Systems," Business Research No. 1071, Business Research Institute (November, 2016) [Co-author] 
  • "Changes To The Enforceability Of Exclusive Foreign Jurisdiction Agreements Under Japanese Law," Expert Guide - Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2016, Corporate LiveWire(2016)[Co-author]
  • Getting the Deal Through - Fintech 2017, Japan Chapter, Law Business Research Ltd. (2016) [Co-author]
  • Medium-term Report entitled "The Coming Ultra-Smart Society through Negotiation, Cooperation and Coordination Between AI Systems—Achieving Respective Purposes Smoothly and Forming Reciprocal Relationships," as a member of a project by the Council on Competitiveness-Nippon (COCN) (October, 2016)
  • "FinTech for Beginners  Part 5: Asset Management (PFM) Law, Accounting & Finance Support Services", Ginko Homu 21, Economic Legal Research Institute (October, 2016) 
  • "Financial Institutions' Use of Artificial Intelligence and the Law: the Protection of Personal Information and Intellectual Property Rights, etc.," Weekly Financial Affairs (Kinyu Zaisei Jijyo) No. 3184, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (September, 2016) [Co-author]
  • "Practical Implications of the 2016 Amendments to the Banking Act and Payment Services Act, etc.—With a Focus on Fintech," Junkan Shoji Homu No. 2108, Japan Institute of Business Law (August, 2016) [Co-author]
  • "IoT, AI, and the Sharing Economy – An Overview of the Legal Impact of Developing IT," The Lawyers, ILS Publications, Inc. (August, 2016) [Co-author]
  • "Major Legal Considerations in connection with Brexit: M&A, Finance, Labour, Personal Information, and Intellectual Property, etc.," JUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU No.1453, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC. (August, 2016) [Co-author]
  • "Industrie 4.0 and the Internet of Things (IoT) in Germany," KOKUSAI SHOJI HOMU Vol. 44, No. 7, Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Inc. (July 2016) [Co-author]
  • The Intellectual Property Review - Fifth Edition, Japan Chapter, Law Business Research Ltd (2016) [Co-author]
  • "Insurance × Technology = "InsTech": Trends and Legal Considerations", Weekly Financial Affairs (Kinyu Zaisei Jijyo) No. 3170, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs (June, 2016)
  • "FinTech for Beginners  Part 1: Payment and Settlement Services", Ginko Homu 21, Economic Legal Research Institute (June, 2016) [Co-author]
  • "Managing Japan's fintech groundswell"IFLR May 2016, IFLR(2016)[Co-author]
  • "Innovation by Banks and FinTech Companies‐A Summary of FinTech Issues from the Perspective of Financial and IT Law", Financial Law Journal, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc. (February, 2016) [Co-author]
  • "Risk of a Policy Change in Chinese Law and Countermeasures," The Lawyers, ILS Publications, Inc. (January, 2016) [Co-author]
  • "What to Do When Problems Arise? - Dealing with Disputes Involving an Overseas Subsidiary," SHUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU No.1433, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC. (December 2015) [Co-author]
  • Corporate Legal Practice for Product Accidents and Corporate Scandals - Learning from Actual Cases and Preparing Security Guidelines, Civil Law Institute (edited by Ryo Yamazaki) (2015) [Co-author]
  • Training Material for International Arbitration Practice, Shinzansha Publisher Co.,Ltd., (edited by the Moot International Arbitration Project Team, Japan Association of Arbitrators), Shinzansha Publisher Co.,Ltd. (2015) [Co-author]
  • Six Major Laws on Chinese Economy (2015 Expanded Edition), THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE, JAPAN (2015) [Co-author]
  • Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Practical Responses - Global Compliance for Companies Expanding Overseas, SHOJIHOMU Co., Ltd. (2014) [Co-author]
  • "Civil Litigation System in Asian Countries - Encompassing Handling of Consumers - Part 5: Thailand," Business Homu Vol.14 No.6, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC. (June 2014) [Co-author]
  • "(i) Study on Systems for Utility Models and Simple Patents in ASEAN, (ii) Study on Systems for ISP Responsibilities for Online Distribution of Products that Infringe Intellectual Property Rights in ASEAN," JETRO Bangkok Office Intellectual Property Section (February 2014) [Co-author]
  • "Amendment to the Law of the People's Republic of China on Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests," KOKUSAI SHOJI HOMU, Vol. 41 No. 12, the Japanese Institute of International Business Law (December, 2013)  [Co-author]
  • "Civil Litigation System in Asian Countries - Encompassing Handling of Consumers - Part 1: China," Business Homu Vol. 14 No. 1, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC.  (January 2014) [Co-author]
  • "Common Contract Pitfalls: Key Points for Drafting Arbitration Clauses for Cross-border Deals," SHUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU No. 1349, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC. (June, 2013)  [Co-author] (in Japanese)
  • "Close-up: Second case in February 2013 indicates trends for avoiding application of FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act)," SHUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU No. 1345, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, INC. (2013)  [Co-author] (in Japanese)
  • "Chinese Case Law on Intellectual Property Infringement (March 2013)," THE ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE, JAPAN (2013) [Co-author] (in Japanese)
  • "Using CIETAC to resolve disputes: what you need to know when doing business in China," SHUNKAN KEIRIJOUHOU No. 1335 (2013) [Co-author] (in Japanese)
  • "NBL Square: Trends in Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Recent US Guidelines," NBL No.991 (2012) [Co-author] (in Japanese)
  • "Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA) International Arbitration Moot Court Seminar Report (2)," JCA Journal No.664 (2012) [Co-author] (in Japanese)
  • "Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA) International Arbitration Moot Court Seminar Report (1)," JCA Journal No.664 (2012) [Co-author] (in Japanese)
  • "Chinese Insolvency Procedures: Some Cases," NBL No.958 (2011) [Co-author] (in Japanese)
  • "Disasters and the Law: Q&A for Corporations," Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc.
  • "Case Study: Dealing with Consumer Trouble (loose leaf)," Shin-Nippon Hoki Publishing Co., Ltd. (2011) [Co-author] (in Japanese)
  • "Establishment of the "Rules for Handling Monitoring of Contract Torts"," KOKUSAI SHOJI HOMU, Vol. 39 No. 1 (2011)  [Co-author] (in Japanese)
  • "Lessons from the Paloma water heater incident ruling for product failure," KAISHA-HO A2Z, August 2010 issue [Co-author] (in Japanese)
  • "Creation of a general license agreement registration system," JICPA Accounting and Audit Journal Vol.19 No.8 (2007) [Co-author] (in Japanese)

Web Articles

  • "Moving Forward to a Cashless Society", Chambers FinTech 2019 (January, 2019) [Co-author]
  • “A Financial Services Agency and Nikkei Sponsored FinTech Event with Many Sessions on AI (Artificial Intelligence), until the 22nd,” ZUU online (September, 2017)
  • "The Key for Developments on FinTech is a Trust Relationship Rather Than Technology: FinTech Roundtable (5)," ZDNet Japan (June, 2017)
  • "How to Prevent "IT Giants" from Ravaging the Japanese Financial Marketplace: FinTech Roundtable (4)," ZDNet Japan (June, 2017)
  • "Amendments to the Banking Act and Practical Tips: Part 5," SHOJIHOMU PORTAL (June, 2017) [Co-author] 
  • "Conditions of Human Resources that Digitalize Banks: FinTech Roundtable (3)," ZDNet Japan (June, 2017)
  • "Amendments to the Banking Act and Practical Tips: Part 4," SHOJIHOMU PORTAL (June, 2017) [Co-author] 
  • "Amendments to the Banking Act and Practical Tips: Part 3," SHOJIHOMU PORTAL (May, 2017) [Co-author] 
  • "Amendments to the Banking Act and Practical Tips: Part 2," SHOJIHOMU PORTAL (May, 2017) [Co-author] 
  • "Amendments to the Banking Act and Practical Tips: Part 1," SHOJIHOMU PORTAL (May, 2017) [Co-author] 
  • "Once Risk Averse, Banks Now Have a Rapidly Growing Start-up Spirit: FinTech Roundtable (2)," ZDNet Japan (May, 2017)
  • "3 Megabanks Talk about Forms of "Innovation in Banking": FinTech Roundtable (1)," ZDNet Japan (May, 2017)
  • "GAR Know-How: Commercial Arbitration 2017 - Japan," Global Arbitration Review (GAR), Law Business Research Limited (April 2017) [Co-author]
  • "Looking Back with Mr. Ochiai on Developments in Telemedicine and Telecare in the Past Year," MEDLEY Official Blog (February, 2017)
  • "Contracts, Negotiation and Enforcement in Japan: Overview," Practical Law, Thomson Reuters (February, 2017) [Co-author]
  • "Steps that Japanese Companies with Business in UK and EU will Need to Take in Order to Deal with Brexit – a Legal Analysis," SHOJIHOMU PORTAL (July, 2016)
  • "FinTech in Japan: Status and Future Directions Learning from the FinTech Event in Hong Kong," ZUU online (June, 2016)
  • ”Understanding the MHLW Circular on Remote Medical Consultations - Conditions for Medical Practitioners' Act Article 20 Violation Clarified, but Medical Consultation Fees not Affected,” the Nikkei Digital Health website (March 2016)
  • "GAR Know-How: Commercial Arbitration 2016 - Japan," Global Arbitration Review (GAR), Law Business Research Limited (March 2016) [Co-author]
  • "Arbitration Procedures and Practice in Japan," Practical Law, Thomson Reuters (January 2016) [Co-author]
  • Japanese translation of the IBA Guidelines for Drafting International Arbitration Clauses, listed on the IBA website (December 2011) 

Seminars

  • “The Need for Regulatory Reform in the Fintech Sector” presented at the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan’s Special Committee on IT Strategy on April 11, 2019
  • “What is next after going cashless? Expert view on the future of FinTech” at the seminar entitled “JAPAN INNOVATION DAY 2019 by ASCII STARTUP,” hosted by KADOKAWA ASCII Research Laboratories, Inc., March 22, 2019
  • “The Health Stack,” at the INDIA STACK WORKSHOP, hosted by the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan of the World Economic Forum, February 26, 2019
  • ”Chinese Cyber-Security Law and practical problems and solutions related thereto," hosted by Atsumi & Sakai, Internet Intiative Japan Inc. and Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI), February 8, 2019
  • "Utilizing AI in Legal Services," at the 30th Conference on Reform of Legal Services, hosted by the legal services reform committee of the Japan Federation of Bar Association, February 4, 2019
  • "Fintech – Latest Trends of Virtual Currency and ICO Regulations,” at the No. 11 section meeting of the 18th conference of the Information Network Law Association Japan, December 9, 2018
  • “Regulations and Practice Related to Online Medical Care,” at Chiba University’s course entitled “Telemedicine Management Course,” December 7, 2018
  • "Regulatory Issues of Fintech,” at the 7th investment working group, hosted by the Regulatory Reform Promotion Council of the Cabinet Office, December 6, 2018
  • “Issues and Scoring of Information Utilization,” at the 3rd working group on financial data, study group for ideal approaches to a certification scheme concerning functions of information trust, hosted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, December 5, 2018
  • “Utilization of Technology for Legal and Regulation Practices – In Light of Efforts in Japan and Abroad for Legaltech and Regtech,” at the seminar entitled “Legal Innovation Conference – Future of Legal Practice Carved Out by Innovation,” hosted by BUSINESS LAWYERS (Bengo4.com, Inc.), December 5, 2017
  • Panelist at the panel discussion entitled "Outlook for Personal Information Protection and Privacy Following Application of GDPR," at the seminar entitled "EY Privacy Seminar 2018 - Protection and Use of Personal Data in Globalization and Digitalization," hosted by EY Advisory & Consulting Co., Ltd., November 27, 2018 
  • Workshop entitled “Current Status and Future of Real Estate Tech,” at the “LivingTech Conference 2018,” hosted by LivingTech, November 21, 2018
  • "Recent Efforts in Each Country Concerning Information Digital Law," at the seminar entitled "Joint Seminar~The First Anniversary of the Memorandum of Friendly Cooperation between CNB and JFBA~," co-hosted by Conseil National des Barreaux and the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, November 20, 2018
  • Panelist at the panel discussion entitled “Business Process Reengineering and Future Possibilities Brought on by Technology Development,” at the 2018 Forum of the Japan Property Management Association Forum," Nobember 13, 2018
  • “Regulations on Virtual Currency,” at a special lecture of the Institute of Information Security, October 3, 2018
  • "Vision of the Future and Issues in Legal Systems of FinTech," at the Policy Cafe, hosted by the non-profit organization Mannen Yato (Perennial Opposition), September 28, 2018
  • "Regulatory Reforms and Actual Handling of Grey-Area Matters as well as the Introduction of the Japanese Version of the Sandbox System" at the "Third Meeting in FY 2018 of the Committee on Promoting Utilization," hosted by the Data Trading Alliance, September 28, 2018
  • Moderator at the panel discussion entitled "Utilization and Trends of Fintech in the Financial Sector" at the "Fintech Seminar," co-hosted by the Type II Financial Instruments Firms Association and the Fintech Association of Japan (as the secretary general of the subcommittee of the Fintech Association of Japan), September 27, 2018
  • "Public-Private Trends on Data Distribution and Utilization in the Financial Industry," at the "Second Meeting of the Data Distribution and Utilization Working Group of the Executive Committee on the Basic Plan of Promotion of Public-Private Data Utilization," hosted by the Cabinet Office, September 11, 2018
  • "Japan Fintech’s Trends and Bank APIs," at the seminar entitled "Joint Japan-Korea IT Seminar 2018," hosted by the Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association (JISA) and the Federation of Korean Information Industries (FKII), September 4, 2018
  • "Regulatory Issues of Fintech," at the "Second Meeting of the Subcommittee on the Review of Common Commercial Transaction Rules on Connected Industries, the Commerce, Distribution and Information Committee, Industrial Structure Council," hosted by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, August 31, 2018
  • “Personal Information Protection System of Business and the World (Data Protection Act) Part II,” hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and Westlaw Japan K.K., August 29, 2018
  • "Report on the Status of Discussions between the Japan Medical Venture Association and Related Parties on Revisions of the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Act," at the "Medical Devices Group Subcommittee," hosted by the Japan Medical Venture Association, August 24, 2018, 
  • "Latest Trends of InsurTech in Japan and Overseas and Important Legal Points," hosted by Seminar-Info, August 8, 2018
  • “Innovation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Medical Systems,” at the event entitled “Precision Medicine Roadshow,” hosted by the World Economic Forum Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution Japan, August 6, 2018
  • “Current Banking API in Japan,” at the event entitled “Japan / UK Open Banking and APIs Summit 2018,” hosted by FinTechLabs.io, July 25, 2018
  • “The 29th Summer Consumer Seminar of the Japan Federation of Bar Association, “Virtual Currencies and Consumers”,” hosted by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, July 14, 2018 
  • “Real Estate Technology Seminar: Association Outline Announcement and Overseas Real Estate Technology – The Second Seminar to Establish The Real Estate Tech Association for Japan!,” hosted by The Real Estate Tech Association for Japan, July 10, 2018
    *Panel discussion entitled "Association Outline Announcement and Announcement of the Director at the Time of Establishment”
  • Moderator at the panel discussion entitled "Promotions towards a Cashless and Paperless Society," at the seminar entitled "The 1st Meeting of the Cashless Subcommittee," hosted by the Fintech Association of Japan, July 5, 2018
  • “Personal Information Protection System of Business and the World (Data Protection Act),” hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and Westlaw Japan K.K., July 4, 2018
  • "Basics of Fintech and Trends of Regulations," at the seminar entitled "FY2018: Consumer Trouble over the Method of Payment, a Specialized Course with Case Studies, Consumer Life Counselor Training," hosted by the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan, July 3, 2018
  • Moderator at the panel discussion entitled "Patent Strategies of Medical Ventures," at the seminar entitled "Study Meeting on Medical Ventures X Intellectual Property Strategy," hosted by the Japan Medical Venture Association, June 28, 2018
  • "Comprehensive Explanation of the Regulatory System of Remote Medical Treatment and Practical Matters: “Online Medical Treatment, Remote Health Medical Consultations and the Prescription of Pharmaceutical Products” following the Online Medical Treatment Policies Presented by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and the Revision of Medical Treatment Fees," hosted by the Japan Planning Institute, June 28, 2018
  • Panelist at the seminar entitled "The 18th Fintech Study Group," hosted by Money Forward, Inc., June 25, 2018
  • Presentation and panel entitled "Trends of Government Regulations on Remote Medicine in Japan and Practices Based on the Handbook of J-INTEREST," at the scientific meeting eneitled "Views on Remote Psychiatric Care in Japan: Government Trends and the Research Results of J-INTEREST by AMED," hosted by the Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology, June 21, 2018
  • "Results of Public Comments on the Amended Banking Act of 2017," hosted by the subcommittee on AI Security of the Fintech Association of Japan and  the Japan Association for Financial APIs, June 18, 2018
  • ”Personal Information Protection Systems in Countries Outside Japan - From Recent Trends to the Statuses in Emerging Countries," hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI), June 15, 2018
  • "Study Group on Intellectual Property Strategies by the Japan Patent Office X Fintech Association of Japan," at the seminar entitled "FY2018: Consumer Trouble over the Method of Payment, a Specialized Course with Case Studies, Consumer Life Counselor Training," hosted by the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan, June 14, 2018
  • Moderator at the panel discussion entitled "Tasks of Medical Ventures," at the general meeting of the Japan Medical Venture Association, June 11, 2018
  • Panelist and moderator at "Study Group on Intellectual Property Strategies by the Japan Patent Office X Fintech Association of Japan," hosted by the Fintech Association of Japan, June 7, 2018
  • “Open API: Practical Solutions for Banks – Including Repercussions for Credit Card and Insurance Companies,” hosted by Seminar-Info, May 28, 2018
  • "An Organization of Legal Tasks of Online Consultations: From Guidelines to Remote Medication Guidance," at the seminar entitled "Online Medical Treatment (Remote Medical Examinations) - How to Take an Active Part in this Field? By Reading the Revision of Medical Treatment Fees and Guidelines by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and Exploring Possibilities and Challenges," hosted by the Nikkei Digital Health, May 24, 2018
  • "Laws concerning Remote Medicine," at the seminar entitled "Remote Medicine Management Program," hosted by School of Medicine, Chiba University, May 19, 2018
  • “Trends, Self-regulation and Safety Measures, etc. of Virtual Currency by Regulatory Authorities, etc.,” at an event entitled “The 13th Kanagawa Cyber Crime Measures Study Group: Recent Situation of Cyber Space and Countermeasures – Current Situation of the Dark Web and Virtual Currency,” hosted by the Kanagawa Prefectural Police, the Institute of Information Security, and the Not-for-Profit Organization of Information Security Forum, May 15, 2018
  • “2017 2nd Joint Conference by the AI Network Laws and Policies Study Group and the Information and Communication Economic Laws Study Group,” hosted by The Japan Society of Information and Communication Research’s (JSICR), March 23, 2018
    *Report entitled "Discussions on the usage situation, legal liabilities, and regulations, etc. in each field"
    *Panel discussion entitled "Suggestions gained from trends of laws and policies concerning AI networking"
  • “Regulations on Cross-Border Data Transfers in the EU, North America, & East Asia: Trends and Compliance Required of Companies,” at a seminar entitled “Cross-Border Personal Information Transfer Seminar – Specific Approach for Global Businesses,” hosted by the Japan Information Processing Development Center (JIPDEC), co-hosted by Atsumi & Sakai and KPMG FAS Co., Ltd., March 13, 2018
  • “ICO: Developments in Regulations in Other Countries and Status of Discussion in Japan,” at a workshop on Virtual Currency and Blockchain, hosted by the Japan Financial Services Association, February 27, 2018
  • Moderator at the event entitled "Fintech Meetup in Fukuoka," hosted by the Fintech Association of Japan, co-hosted by Fukuoka City, February 16, 2018
  • “ICO: Developments in Regulations in Other Countries and Status of Discussion in Japan,” at a seminar entitled “ICO Seminar for Beginners,” hosted by Finance-Tomonkai, February 9, 2018
  • “Legal Knowledge for an Entry into Telemedicine,” at the seminar entitled “Study Session on Telemedicine for 2018 Medical Treatment Fees – Systems Related to Telemedicine and Trends in Medical Treatment,” hosted by the Nippon Omni-management Association, February 5, 2018
  • “Fintech: Basics and Trends in Regulations,” at the 83rd forum entitled “Fintech and Innovation – Fintech will Change Finance and Corporate Culture in Japan,” hosted by the Team Sunrise, December 21, 2017
  • “Open API: Practical Solutions for Banks – Including Repercussions for Credit Card and Insurance Companies,” hosted by Seminar-Info, December 20, 2017
  • "Key Points for Contracts and Management with Venders in Light of Litigation Cases such as Credit Card Information Leaks," at the 6th plenary meeting of the 2017 Legal Research Group, hosted by the Japan Consumer Credit Association, December 14, 2017
  • “Introduction to Trends in Fintech in Light of Changes in ReTech,” at a seminar entitled “ReTech Business Study Group Seminar,” hosted by ReTech Business Study Group and Digital Hollywood University Graduate School, December 5, 2017
  • "Issues for Steady Promotion of Remote Medical Consultations – Analysis of Legal Issues," at an event entitled "Joint Conference on Medical Informatics," hosted by the Japan Association for Medical Informatics, November 23, 2017
  • "Basics of Financial Institutions' API and Practical Tips on Banking API," at the 17th conference of the Information Network Law Association Japan, November 12, 2017 (as a chief of the subcommittee of the Fintech Association Japan)
  • "Symposium on Cyber Crime Prevention in Yokohama 2017," hosted by the Kanagawa Prefectural Police and the City of Yokohama, co-hosted by the Not-for-Profit Organization of Information Security Forum, October 19, 2017
     - Presentation "Virtual Currency, How Bit Coin Works, Current Situation, and Measures to Prevent Damage"
     - Panelist at a panel discussion "Cyber Crime and Cyber Attacks are Not Just Someone Else's Problem"
  • "Report on System Issues Related to Telemedicine and Telecare," at the 4th healthcare working group, hosted by the Japan Medical Venture Association, October 10, 2017
  • "Developments in ICO Regulations in Other Countries," at the regular meeting on virtual currency, hosted by the Japan Blockchain Association, October 10, 2017
  • "Recent Trends in Banking API: Analysis of Trends toward Introduction, in Light of the Trends at FSA, the Japanese Bankers Association, the FISC, the Fintech Association of Japan, and Others.," at the Second Fintech Study Group Meeting, hosted by the Second Assosiation of Regional Banks, October 5, 2017
  • "FinTech and Security: Efforts by the FinTech Association Japan and Status of Discussions on API by the Japanese Bankers Association and the Center for Financial Industry Information Systems," at an event entitled "Security Week 2017," hosted by NANO OPT Media, Inc., September 27, 2017
  • "Latest Legal Compliance for Open API Introduction required of Financial Institutions, including Repercussions from the Amended Banking Act to Credit Card APIs," hosted by Financial Facsimile News, organized by FN Communications, September 22, 2017
  • Moderator at a workshop entitled “Future Society to be Created by Open Bank, API, and Data Portability," at an event entitled "FIN/SUM WEEK 2017," co-hosted by Nikkei Inc., the Financial Services Agency, and the Fintech Association of Japan, sponsored by Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd., September 20, 2017
  • "Study Session on the Proposed Amendments to the Banking Act to Respond to FinTech," hosted by the Information Technology Federation of Japan, September 5, 2017
  • "OpenCanvas Forum," hosted by NTT DATA Corporation, August 4, 2017
     - Explanation of "Trends in Response to the Amended Banking Act"
     - Panel Discussion "New Financial Services Brought about by Open API"
  • "Latest Legal Compliance for Open API Introduction required of Financial Institutions, including Repercussions from the Amended Banking Act to Credit Card APIs," hosted by Semina-Info, August 2, 2017
  • Panelist at a session entitled "AI Development and the Impact on Business and Civil Life: a Lawyer's Perspective," at a summer joint workshop, hosted by the Tokyo Bar Association, July 12, 2017
  •  "FinTech and Security: Efforts by the FinTech Association Japan and Status of Discussions on API by the Japanese Bankers Association and the Center for Financial Industry Information Systems," at an event entitled "Interop Tokyo 2017," hosted by the Interop executive committee, June 7, 2017
  • “Latest Developments in the Creation of a Fintech Regulatory System and Discussions at the FinTech Association Japan,” hosted by NTT DOCOMO, INC., June 2, 2017
  • "European Union discussions of robots and civil liability," at a conference entitled "The 5th Conference toward AI Network Society," hosted by  the subcommittee on Impact and Risk Assessment of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, May 30, 2017
  • "Practical Key Points on Open Bank API Based on the Proposed Amendments to the Banking Act," hosted by Financial Facsimile News, organized by FN Communications, May 22, 2017
  • "Fintech and Deregulations," in a lecture by Takafumi Okita, a specially appointed professor, entitled "Introduction to FinTech Innovation," at SBI Graduate School, May 20, 2017
  • "Recent Developments on the Secondary Market in Fintech and Data Utilization in the Field of Healthcare," hosted by the Healthcare IoT Consortium, May 18, 2017
  • "Practical Key Points on Open Bank API Based on the Proposed Amendments to the Banking Act," hosted by Seminar-Info, May 12, 2017
  • "European Union discussions of robots and civil liability," at a conference entitled "The 4th Conference toward AI Network Society," hosted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, April 27, 2017
  • "European Union discussions of robots and civil liability," at a conference entitled "The 4th Conference toward AI Network Society," hosted by the subcommittee on Impact and Risk Assessment of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, April 20, 2017
  • "Study Session on the Proposed Amendments to the Banking Act to Respond to FinTech," hosted by the Japan Association of New Economy, April 14, 2017
  • "The Relationship between Japan's Amended Personal Information Protection Act, the EU General Data Protection Regulation and Brexit in a Global Context," hosted by Atsumi & Sakai in collaboration with Taylor Wessing Hamburg and Taylor Wessing London, March 24, 2017
  • "Law Reinforcement Issues in the Face of Continuing ICT Promotion in Health, Healthcare, and Caregiving Field," at the 61st Breakfast Meeting hosted by the Health and Global Policy Institute, March 24, 2017
  • Panel Discussion entitled "Wealth and Happiness Brought about by AI Networking," at an international symposium entitled "International Forum Toward AI Network Society," hosted by Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), March 14, 2017
  • "Basics of Fintech Legal Practice – Covering Issues Related to Intellectual Property, Agreements, and IoT/AI," hosted by the Japan Consumer Credit Association, March 7, 2017
  • “Developments in InsTech and the Use of AI: Trends in Finance and Industry Related to AI and Some Potential Risks,” hosted by Seminar-Info, February 21, 2017
  • "FinTech: Actual Situations in Japan and Abroad," at an event entitled "Myojo Waraku 2016 Tech Day," hosted by Mjoyo Waraku, November 11, 2016
  • “Voluntary Efforts at Formulation of Security Guidelines,” at the forum entitled “2nd FinTech Forum―Open Innovation in Financial Services,” hosted by the Bank of Japan Payment and Settlement Systems Department’s FinTech Center, November 8, 2016
  • “The Blockchain and What it Means for Finance and Industry,” at 7th FINE Forum, hosted by Keio University FINE Consortium, supported by the FinTech Association Japan, Digital Hollywood University Graduate School, Cyber-finance Lab Project, collaborated with FINOVATORS and FINOLAB, October 31, 2016
  • "Strategies and Legal Practice of InsTech: Changes Lead by InsTech and Key Legal Points,” hosted by Seminar-Info, October 21, 2016
  • "Useful Knowhow for Introduction of Marketing Technology in the Financial Industry," hosted by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd, October 5, 2016
     - "Adobe IT Session: Latest Developments in the Creation of a FinTech Regulatory System"
  • "How will AI Change the World? Special Discussion with Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D. CEO of Affectiva, an MIT Emotional Intelligence Start-up and Fenox Venture Capital General Partner & CEO Anis Uzzaman, Ph.D.," hosted by the Keio University Fine Consortium, September 6, 2016
     -"Considerations for AI and Related Laws in Germany and Japan"
  • "Remote Medical Treatment – A Legal Perspective," hosted by Healthcare Hackathon in Marumori Town, Miyagi, July 16, 2016
  • “Prerequisites for FinTech Development in Japan – a Look at Specific Legislative Provisions” held by the FinTech Association of Japan, March 30, 2016
  • "Remote Medical Treatment – A Legal Perspective," hosted by the Community of Hospital Administrators (Byoin Jimushoku Koryukai), March 26, 2016
  • "Data Protection Seminar - Japan/ASEAN/EU," hosted by Atsumi & Sakai in collaboration with Taylor Wessing and RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, March 1, 2016
  • "Prevention of Corporate Scandals and Damage Mitigation After Scandals Occur: Creating a Corporate Environment in which Scandals are Avoided and not Overlooked," hosted by Atsumi & Sakai, with support from LexisNexis Japan, and the Business Law Journal, February 5, 2016
  • "Future Amendments to the Long-Term Care Insurance Act – Possibility of Business Succession and M&A," at the Life Ending Industry EXPO 2015 (ENDEX), hosted by the ENDEX Executive Committee, December 08, 2015
  • Acted as a claimant’s counsel at a mock trial session of the YSIAC Advocacy Roadshow, hosted by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), November 12, 2015
  • Commentator and panelist at a seminar held by the Japan Association of Arbitrators to commemorate the publication of "Training Material for International Arbitration Practice," October 21, 2015
  • "Healthcare and IT - Regulations for Telemedicine, Apps and Advertisements," hosted by Healthcare Hackathon, October 18, 2015
  • "Learning from Past Business Failures in China - Sharing Recent Cases, including the LIXIL Group Corporation Case (Huge Losses Stemming from the Insolvency of a Subsidiary Operating in China), and Recognizing Specific Pitfalls for the Future," seminar at the 146th IBL Chinese Lawyers’ Club, hosted by the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Inc., October 13, 2015
  • Panelist at a panel discussion on "Significant Cases: Shanghai Chaori Solar Energy Science & Technology Corporation case of China" at the 7th Annual Symposium of the East Asian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring, hosted by the East Asian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring, September 12, 2015
  • "Outline of Litigation in China and Recent Amendment of Consumer Protection Act," seminar at the 132th IBL Chinese Lawyers’ Club, hosted by the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Inc., February 10, 2014
  • "Practical considerations regarding use of CIETAC (China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission) as a dispute resolution forum," hosted by the Business Research Institute, April 19, 2013
  • "The increasing importance of dispute resolution methods for business in China: CIETAC arbitration and other methods," hosted by the Financial Management Forums, Inc., February 26, 2013
  • "Essentials of commercial law in China," hosted by the Business Research Institute, February 8, 2013
  • "Essentials of commercial law in China," hosted by the Business Research Institute, August 27, 2012
  • "Latest trends in exposing corruption in international business," hosted by the Financial Management Forums, Inc., March 22, 2012
  • "Bankruptcy in China," hosted by the Japanese Institute of International Business Law, Inc., February 29, 2012
  •  "China bankruptcy procedures: the basics and practical considerations," hosted by the Business Research Institute, February 8, 2012
  • "Bankruptcy in China: what court precedents reveal, and what can be done to prepare for a Chinese corporate bankruptcy," hosted by the Financial Management Forums, Inc., September 29, 2011
  • "Bankruptcies in China: some court precedents," hosted by SHOJI HOMU, March 28, 2011