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Profile of the Representative Director, Chair of the Board

Masahiko OMURA
OMURA, Masahiko
Representative Director: Chair of the Board

PhD. in Law (2013), LL.M. (1979), LL.B. (1977), Chuo University
Field of Research
Civil Procedure, Comparative Civil Procedure, Civil Justice Reform, Bankruptcy Law
Academic Careers
*Professor Emeritus (2021)
*Representative Director (Chief Executive Director): Chair of the Board, Chuo University (2017 to present)
*Executive Director (Board Member), Chuo University (2014 to 2017)
*Director of International Center, Chuo University (2012 to 2015)
*Visiting Researcher, the University of California Hastings College of the Law (USA) (2010)
*Dean, Chuo Law School (2004 - 2007)
*Professor, Chuo Law School (JD course) (2004 to 2021)
*Visiting Fellow, Australian National University (Australia) (1999)
*Visiting Researcher, the University of Texas (USA) and Cambridge University (GB) (1991 - 1993)
*Professor, Chuo University Faculty of Law (1990 - 2003)
*Associate Professor, Chuo University Faculty of Law (1983 - 1989)
*Assistant, Chuo University Faculty of Law (1979 - 1982)
Other Careers
*Vice Chairperson, “Committee on University Management Inspection in Japan”, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) (to present)
*Vice President, International Association of Procedural Law (IAPL)
*Board Member, Japan Association of Civil Procedure (JACP)
*Expert Adviser to “Law School Special Committee in Central Council for Education”, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
*Board Member, Japan Association of Law Schools (JALS)
*Chairperson, “Committee on Certified Evaluation and Accreditation for Law Schools”, Japanese University Accreditation Association (JUAA)
“UNIVERSALIZATION of ACCESS to JUSTICE” (Chuo University Press, 2018) (in Japanese)
“COMPARATIVE CIVIL JUSTICE” (Chuo University Press, 2013) (mainly in Japanese)
“Class Action in British Columbia, Canada” NBL No. 966 & 967 (2011) (in Japanese)
“Consumers’ Collective Litigation in Japan” Sungkyunkwan University Law Review vol.23, No.1 (2011) (in Korean)
“Internationalization of Legal Education in Japan” at JSAA 2011 Conference held in Melbourne Law School (July 7, 2011)
(delivered in English)
“The Trend of Japan’s Legal Education System: In Pursuit of the Ideal in the Future” Yonsei Law Journal vol.1, No.2 (2010)
(in English)
“BASIC COURCE on BANKRUPTCY LAW of JAPAN” (2002) (in Japanese)
“A Comparative Analysis of Trial Preparation: Some Aspects of the New Japanese Code of Civil Procedure” in TOWARD COMPARATIVE LAW IN THE 21ST CENTURY (Chuo University Press, 1998) (in English)