Attorney at law
Partner of Ihara & Motobayashi
Admitted to bar:
Partner of Mori Hamada & Matsumoto (1971-2007)
Tokyo University (J.D., 1961)
Harvard Law School (LL.M., 1969)
With Mayer, Brown & Platt, Chicago, Illinois (1969-1970).
Tokyo Bar Association; Japan Federation of Bar Associations; International Bar Association; Japan Association of the Law of Civil Procedure.
President of Tokyo Bar Association (1995-1996)
President of Japan Federation of Bar Associations (2002-2004)
Commissioner of Japan Football Association (2004-); Director of Commercial Law Centre, Inc. (2004-); member of the Committee on News Report and Human Rights of Asahi Shimbun. (2004-); Director of Hitachi, Ltd. (2006-); Auditor of NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (2008-); Auditor of SUMITOMO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY (2008-).