News : 2013

November 22, 2013Events
Yoshiko Koizumi served as a speaker in the session entitled "Building a successful and satisfying legal career" at the Annual Conference of International Bar Association held in Seoul.
November 13, 2013Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Vertikale Preisbindung bald legal?" on possible changes on rules against resale price maintenance, which appeared in the November/December 2013 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
November 13, 2013Events
In the conference entitled "Cross-Border Legal Services in the Asia Region – Developments and the Future" to be hosted by International Bar Association and Japan Federation of Bar Associations, Noriyuki Katayama served as a moderator in the session entitled "Strategy and planning: Considerations and issues involving cross-border legal services in Asia" and Yoshiko Koizumi served as a moderator in the session entitled "Impact of integrating gender perspective to legal practice: What we have achieved, now and beyond."
November 6, 2013Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Rechtstransfer und globaler Wettbewerb zwischen Rechtssystemen (Transfer of Law and Competition Between Legal Systems)" which appeared in "Rechtstransfer in Japan und Deutschland (Transfer of Law in Japan and Germany)" published by Carl Heymanns Verlag. This article is based on his presentation paper at a legal symposium held in November 2011 commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Japanese-German friendship, co-held by the Deutsch-Japanische Juristenvereinigung (German-Japanese Association of Jurists), Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation), Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (German Academic Exchange Service), Japanisch-Deutsches Zentrum Berlin (Japanese-German Center Berlin), and the Keio University.
October 29, 2013Firm News
Yasuyuki Kuribayashi, Hirosato Nabika, Takashi Saito and Yuka Sakai have contributed to the World Bank/IFC report "Doing Business 2014: Understanding Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises."
October 28, 2013Firm News
Taku Ichihashi, admitted in 2012, has joined the Firm.
October 17, 2013Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Sonnenzeit für Solarprojekte – aber wie lange noch?" on recent problems in which the applicants who secured the high FIT-price do not start actual operations but waiting for the solar panel prices going down, which appeared in the October 2013 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
September 9, 2013Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Neue Regelungen bei Arbeitnehmer-Erfindungen" on prospective amendments to the Patent Act on employees’ inventions, which appeared in the September 2013 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
August 25, 2013Publications
Noriyuki Katayama wrote an article titled "Revisions to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, etc." which appeared in the September 2013 (No. 726) issue of Kigyo Jitsumu, published by Nippon Jitsugyo Publishing.
July 23, 2013Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Umweltfreundlich bauen" on the legal framework to promote the construction of eco-friendly houses, which appeared in the July/August 2013 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
July 10, 2013Publications
Izuru Goto wrote an article titled "The Effect of a Clause to Require a Creditor's Prior Consent, Etc., Before a Debtor's Filing of a Petition for Commencement of Bankruptcy Proceedings" in 100 Selected Insolvency Cases Fifth Edition (Special Edition of Jurist No. 216).
July 1, 2013Firm News
Shotaro Nagai, admitted in 2012, has joined the Firm.
June 23, 2013Events
Sayaka Eguro made a report titled "Issue of Acceptance of Indonesian, Philippine and Vietnamese Candidates for Nurses and Care Workers under EPA and Human Mobility in Asia as Economic Growth Strategy" at 4th Seminar of Japan Chapter of Asian Society of International Law.
June 23, 2013Firm News
Mikio Tanaka is appointed as a Board member of the Japan Chapter of the Asian Society of International Law.
June 13, 2013Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Verfassungswidrigkeit bei Wahlen: Herausforderung für die Gewaltenteilung" on the vote-value disparity and separation of power under Japanese Constitution, which appeared in the June 2013 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
May 27, 2013Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Gewaltenteilung und Zivilrecht in Japan: Ursprünge" on historical background of introduction of balance of power and modern civil code, which appeared in the May 2013 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
May 7, 2013Firm News
Six lawyers of City-Yuwa Partners were chosen as the Best Lawyers in Japan by Best Lawyers.
April 15, 2013Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Entwurf zur BGB-Reform Japans" on the Interim Draft of the New Civil Code of Japan, which appeared in the April 2013 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
March 26, 2013Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Das fukakin – „Punitive Damage“ japanischer Art?" on the fukakin-surcharge system in labor disputes in Japan, which appeared in the March 2013 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
March 16, 2013Events
Noriyuki Katayama has made a presentation entitled "Basic Concept of and the Challenges of the Securitization of Real Estate from the Perspective of a Lawyer" at the "Corporate Activity and Real Estate – the General Seminar" hosted by the Meiji University Graduate School of Global Business.
March 2, 2013Events
Hitoshi Sakai made a lecture titled "Current Status of TPP Negotiations from the Viewpoint of a Japanese Lawyer" at World Law Group Asia Pacific Regional Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand.
March 1, 2013Firm News
Sayako Tsukamoto, admitted in 2011, has joined the Firm.
February 18, 2013Firm News
Toshifumi Minami, former Acting Chief Judge of Tokyo High Court and First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Geneva, has joined the Firm as Of Counsel.
February 14, 2013Publications
A report by Izuru Goto on the "Assignment of Future Receivables" was among the collection of reports presented at the symposium entitled "Civil Code Reform (Law of Obligations) from the Perspective of Business Recovery and Finance Practice" held by the Japanese Association for Business Recovery in May 2012 and published by Shojihomu Co., Ltd.
February 8, 2013Events
Haruyuki Hirata gave lectures on the Act on Protection of Private Information at a seminar held by The Life Insurance Association of Japan.
February 8, 2013Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Japans unausgereiftes Beschäftigungssystems für ältere (Promotion of employment of older persons – Japan's dilemma)" which appeared in the February 2013 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan.
January 8, 2013Publications
Mikio Tanaka wrote an article titled "Der „wilde Osten“: Wie die Samurai das Recht revolutionierten" on the first official civil court system in Japan by the Kamakura shogunate established end of the 12th Century, which appeared in the January 2013 issue of JAPANMARKT, published by the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan
January 1, 2013Firm News
Five attorneys newly admitted, Hiroaki Asahara, Yohei Shibuya, Hikaru Takizawa, Takaaki Tanioka, and Saki Nagai have joined the Firm.
January 1, 2013Firm News
Katsuko Iizuka, Hitoshi Sakai, Hirosato Nabika and Hiroyasu Horimoto have been promoted to Partners of the Firm.
January 1, 2013Firm News
Yukihiro Fujimoto, formerly a corporate partner with Nishimura & Asahi, has joined the Firm as a Partner. Akira Nagasaki, as a Special Counsel, and Hiroaki Matsunaga, as an Associate, have also joined the Firm.

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