Motohiro Hashimoto was born in Tokushima Prefecture in 1959. He graduated from the Department of Law, Faculty of Law, Chuo University in 1982.
After completing the required course work in the Doctoral Program of the Public Law Course in the Graduate School of Law, Chuo University in 1989, he earned a PhD in Law.
He became Professor in the Faculty of Law, Chuo University in April 2004 after serving as Assistant Professor and Professor at Kochi Women’s University (currently the University of Kochi).
He was appointed as Dean of the Faculty of Law, Chuo University in November 2009 (served until October 2013).
He was appointed as a Board Member of Chuo University in November 2009 (served until October 2013).
He was appointed as Vice President of Chuo University in November 2014 (served until November 2017).
He was appointed as an Executive Board Member of Chuo University in November 2017 (served until June 2020).
His current areas of research and activity include the positioning of individuals and organizations in the Constitution, modern society and freedom of information, and questions concerning the right to enact ordinances.
His major publications include Organizations and Individuals in Modern Constitutions (Fuma Shobo and Shinzansha Publisher); Petit Seminar Constitution 1 (Human Rights) (Hougakushoin); Concise Local Autonomy Act (co-authored, Minerva Shobo); Basics of the Constitution (Hokuju Shuppan); Explanation of the National Public Service Act (co-authored, Hitotsubashi Shuppan); Freedom of Expression: Theory and Interpretations (Chuo University Press); The Constitution of Japan: Second Version (Chuokeizai-sha) and more.