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TETSU TANAKA
Education Kyushu University, 1953; Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (Diploma, 1957).
Admitted 1957, Japan.
Member Daini Tokyo Bar Association.
Languages Japanese and English.
E-mail tanaka@blakemore.gr.jp
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TAKESHI KUBOTA
Education The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1967).
Admitted 2009, Japan, special training completed in accordance with Article 5 of the Lawyers’Law of Japan (Law No. 205 of 1949, as amended).
Professional
Experience
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) / National Land Agency of Japan (1967-1998)
  Legal Affairs Division, Minister's Secretariat, MAFF;
  Director, Promotion Office, Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries,
  Hyogo Prefecture;
  Director, International Affairs Division, Fisheries Agency;
  Director, Milk and Dairy Products Division, Livestock Industry Bureau;
  Director, Agricultural Policy Planning Division, Agricultural Structure
  Improvement Bureau;
  Director, Administration Division, Minister's Secretariat;
  Director General, Oceanic Fisheries Department, Fisheries Agency;
  Director General, Forest Policy Planning Department, Forestry Agency;
  Deputy Director and Director General, Land Bureau, National Land Agency.
Vice President of the Agriculture & Livestock Industries Corporation (1998-2001)
Counsel, Executive Managing Director, and President of the Tokyo Grain Exchange (2001-2009)
Chairman of Tokyo Grain Market Research, Inc. (2006-2010)
Member Daini Tokyo Bar Association.
Languages Japanese and English.
E-mail kubota@blakemore.gr.jp
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KEIICHI HAYASHI
Education The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1968); University of Pennsylvania (M.A., 1973).
Admitted 2006, Japan, special training completed in accordance with Article 5 of the Lawyers’Law of Japan (Law No. 205 of 1949, as amended).
Professional
Experience
Ministry of Construction/National Land Agency of Japan (1968-2001); Director of City Planning Division of the Ministry of Construction (1989-1991); Director of Policy Division of the Ministry of Construction (1992-1993); Deputy Director General of River Bureau of the Ministry of Construction (1994-1996); Director General of Metropolitan Region Development Bureau of the National Land Agency (1996-1997); Director General of Disaster Prevention Bureau of the National Land Agency (1997-1998); Vice Deputy Director of the Ministry of Construction (1998-2001); Advisor of Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. (2001-2006); Executive Vice President of The Real Estate Companies Association of Japan (2006-2009); President of the Institute For Areal Studies, Foundation (2009- ).
Member The Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association.
Languages Japanese and English.
E-mail hayashi@blakemore.gr.jp
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SHOJI USHIJIMA
Education The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1978 (Private Law) and 1981 (Public Law)); Legal Training and Research Institute of the Supreme Court of Japan (Diploma, 1986); University of Illinois College of Law (LL.M., 1991).
Admitted 1986, Japan.
Professional
Experience
Richards & O'Neil, New York (1991-1992); Blakemore & Mitsuki, Partner (1997-2002); Ashurst Tokyo Law Office (currently Ashurst Tokyo), Partner (2002-2009); City-Yuwa Partners, Partner (2010-2014); Blakemore & Mitsuki, Partner (2015-Present).
Member The Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association.
Languages Japanese and English.
Practice Areas General Corporate; Capital Markets; Structured Finance and Securitization; Funds; Banking and Other Financial Transactions; Mergers and Acquisitions; General Civil Practice; Commercial Litigation; License Agreement / Technology Transfer Agreement; Cross-Border Transactions; Cross-border Dispute Resolutions.
E-mail ushijima@blakemore.gr.jp
Publications "Round-Table Discussion on the Legal Aspects of Syndicated Loans" (in "No.1591 of The Banking Law Journal", Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc., 2000) (in Japanese).
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