Special Counsel

Kunio Hamada

◆ Practice Areas

◆ Education

1960Graduated from the Law Department of the University of Tokyo (LL.B.)
1966Graduated from Harvard Law School (LL.M.)

◆ Experience

1981 thru 1982Vice President, Daini Tokyo Bar Association
1991 thru 1992Founding President, the Inter-Pacific Bar Association
2001 thru 2006Justice of the Supreme Court of Japan
2006Re-registered Daini Tokyo Bar Association (Mori Hamada & Matsumoto)
2011 to dateHibiya Park Law Offices

◆ Professional Affiliations

  • 2008 to date Honorary Co-Chair, World Justice Project
  • 2009 to date Chairperson, The Sun-Based Economy Association
  • 2012 to date Director, Kuni Umi Asset Management Co. Ltd.
  • 2013 to date Statutory Auditor, Strategic Incubation Partners Inc.
  • 2015 to date Director, BroadBand Tower, Inc.

◆ Writings

  • “10 years of Saiban-in Trials – Merits and Prospect”
    Published by Nippon Hyoron Sha (2020) (jointly with other authors)
  • “Status of Saiban-in Trials in Japan : A 7year review of citizen participation in the criminal justice system”(jointly with other authors)
    Published by Seibundo (2017)
  • “What Is Expected of the Legal Profession Who Carries Out Judicial Activities”
    Published by Japan Bar Association (Rule of Law No. 181, 2016)
  • “What Lay-Judges System Will Bring About?”(in Practice! Q&A of Lay-Judges System)
    Published by Gyosei Limited (2009)
  • “On the Rule of Law in Japan”(Japanese Translation of a Speech in English)
    Published by Japan Bar Association (Rule of Law No. 154, 2009)
  • “How the Supreme Court Should Function in Future Part I and Part II”
    Published by Daini Tokyo Bar Association (Niben Frontier October and November, 2007)

◆ Languages

Japanese and English