People

Lawyers

Takuya Yamazaki

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Admitted in Japan
(Daini Tokyo Bar Association), April 1997

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

January 2001 - present Field-R Law Offices, Tokyo
Founder, Managing Partner
April 1997 - Max Law Offices, Tokyo

EDUCATION

March 1997 The Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan
March 1993 Waseda University - School of Law, Tokyo LL.B.

TITLES

Other Recognition

  • Selected by "Best Lawyers International" consecutively since 2009 as one of the "Best Lawyers" in the fields of "Media and Entertainment Law" and "Sports" in Japan
  • Selected in the 29 August 2009 "High-Flying Corporate Lawyers" edition of the acclaimed "Shukan Diamond" Magazine as one of the two "Brilliant Lawyers that Can Really Deliver Results" in the field of entertainment and sports law
  • Selected by "Who's Who Legal" as an expert for the "The International Who's Who of Sports & Entertainment Lawyers 2013 & 2014"
  • Selected by "Who's Who Legal" as an expert for the "Japan 2014 - Sports"

PUBLICATIONS (All titles translated into English for convenience)

  • "Manual of Business Contracts of Copyright in the Digital Age", published by Impress.
  • "Legal Guidance on Internet Business", (co-authored publication) published by Mainichi Communications Inc.
  • "Legal Knowledge and Q&A on Digital Content on the Internet", (co-authored publication) published by Hougakusyoin.
  • "Dictionary of Intellectual Property Rights", (co-authored publication) published by Sanseido.
  • "Legal Guidance on the Establishment of Internet Shopping Businesses", (co-authored publication) published by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
  • "On the Front Lines of the Business for Top Sports - from Sports Writing to the Broadcasting Rights Business", (in charge of the section titled “Legal Affairs in Sports"), (co-authored publication) published by Kodansha Ltd.
  • "Commentary on the Copyright Act", (co-authored publication) published by Keisoshobo.
  • "The Problems in Professional Baseball and the Coming Legal Policy", article in a volume - special edition (issue 11) - “Legal Policy Study Essays on the Period of Reform for Professional Baseball", published by Kobe University Legal Policy Study Group.
  • "PLAYERS' AGENTS WORLDWIDE: LEGAL ASPECTS", (In charge of the section titled "Japan". Professor Takeo Hirata is credited as the author, with the main text being composed by Takuya Yamazaki for Professor Takeo Hirata), published by Asser International Sports Law Centre.
  • "Entertainment Law", (In charge of the section titled "Professional Sports"), published by Gakuyo Shobo
  • "Sports Law in Japan", Encyclopaedia entry in the "Encyclopaedia of Laws - Sports Law", published by Kluwer Law International in September 2012.
  • "A Detailed Commentary on the Basic Act on Sports", (co-authored publication) published by Seibundo Publishing Co., Ltd.
  • "Sports Justice in Japan" (part of the "Sports Justice at National Level" section of the "European Sports Law and Policy Bulletin – International and Comparative Sports Justice" book (issue 1 – 2013)) (co-authored publication) published by the Sports Law and Policy Centre in 2013.
  • "A Practical Guidebook for Sports Governance" (co-authored publication) published by Minjihou Kenkyukai Co., Ltd in 2014.
  • "REGULATING EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS" (in charge of the Japan section; co-authored publication) published by the Sports Law and Policy Centre in 2014.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • "Super Radical Debate on Copyrights in the Cloud Age", author from December 2012 until April 2013, published in the "Ongakujin" (in English "Music Person") Training Email Magazine.
  • "Sports Law 2014 – Virtual Round Table", expert participant in the Virtual Round Table hosted and published by CorporateLiveWire, went live in March 2014.

JOURNAL ARTICLES (All titles translated into English for convenience)

  • "DEJIKURI", Serialized Column about Copyright, published by Sony Magazines, 1998 - 1999.
  • "How-to ‘e-Business Legal Practice Course'", (co-authored publication) published by ZDNet: Helpdesk, 2000.
  • "The Process of Introducing the Professional Baseball Agent System; the Status of the Implementation and Future Players Expectations; and the Fight to Introduce the System and Future Issues", September issue of "Liberty & Justice" published by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA), 2001.
  • "Understanding the Fusion of Broadcasting and Transmission from a Legal Aspect", May Issue of "INTERNET magazine" published by Impress, 2005.
  • "Issues in Professional Baseball and the Law - the Role of Lawyers", May issue of the Journal "Hougaku Seminar" published by Nippon-Hyoron-Sha Co., Ltd., 2005.
  • "Lecture Record - Substantial Illegality of Infringement of Copyrights and Image/Publicity Rights", August issue of the Journal "Copyright" published by the Copyright Research and Information Center, 2006.
  • "The Current State of and Issues Facing Professional Sports Law in Japan - The Problems Concerning Players Rights and Labor Disputes Between Players and Baseball Clubs - From a Business Perspective", Issue 14 - "The Legal Environment of Professional Sports" published in the JSLA Annual Review, 2007.
  • "5 Opinions (serialized)", , Articles (including "On the Front Line of Professional Sports Law") published on the Sports Business-Online website
  • "Sports Betting and the Law in Japan", Issue 2009/1-2 of the "International Sports Law Journal", published by Asser International Sports Law Centre.
  • "Professional Baseball and Football Players' Rights and the Role of Lawyers in Japan", August issue of "Liberty & Justice", published by the JFBA, 2009.
  • "Lecture Record – ‘Fair Use in Japanese Copyright Law: How Can Copyright Disputes be Resolved? The Practical Truth about the Debate being Sidelined'", September issue of the Journal "Copyright" published by the Copyright Research and Information Center, 2009.
  • "The Rights of Professional Football Players in Asia and the Role of FIFPro Asia", Issue 17 - "Comparative Study of Sports Law in Each Asian Country", published in the JSLA Annual Review, 2010.
  • "The 'Misdirection Play' of Intellectual Property Law in the Sports Business", September issue of "Intellectual Property Management", published by the Japan Intellectual Property Association, 2012.
  • "A Consideration of the Professional Baseball Players' Image Rights Litigation", (co-authored publication with Professor Michitaro Urakawa of Waseda University) issue 57 of "Law & Technology", published by Minjihokenkyukai Co., Ltd, October 2012.
  • "The Recent ‘Revolution' for the Rights of Professional Players in Japan", in the “Sports and the Law 2012" (in Finnish “Urheilu ja oikeus 2012") journal, published by the Finnish Sports Law Association (in Finnish “Urheiluoikeuden Yhdistys ry"), December 2012.
  • "The Unionization of Sports Players & Athletes – The Global Trend of Unionization with a Focus on the World Football", Issue 1785 (February) of "Labour Law Report", published by Junposha Co., Ltd, 2013.
  • "The Prospect of and Need for Sports Arbitration in Asia - a Japanese Lawyer's Perspective", published on the LawInSport website, February 2013.
  • "The Rights 'Revolution' for Pro Stars in Japan", a 3-part article (links for part 1, part 2 & part 3) published on the LawInSport website, May 2013.
  • "Summary of the Present and Developing International Debate concerning Legal Issues on Integrity in Sport (including: Match-Fixing related to Sports Betting; Not Using Best Efforts to Win Matches; and Intentionally Throwing Matches)", Issue 20 - "Examining the Integrity of Competitive Sports From a Legal Standpoint: Match-Fixing, Match-Throwing, and What Can be Done About It", published in the JSLA Annual Review, 2013.
  • "The Unionization of Sports Players & Athletes - The Global Trend of Unionization with a Focus on the World Football Players' Union (FIFPro)", published in Chinese in the journal "Sports Science Research" (vol 35(5) 2013) online and in print by the Sport Law Center of the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, China; November 2013.
  • "An Analysis of IP Rights in Japanese Sports Business", a 2-part article (links for part 1 & part 2) published on the LawInSport website, January 2014.
  • "Survey on the Current Situation of Sports Governance in Europe", May issue of "Liberty & Justice" published by the JFBA, 2014.
  • "World in Review - Japan", June issue of "Football Legal" published by droitdusport.com, 2014.
  • "Japanese Sports Law Blog" (main contributor) published on the LawInSport website, since September 2014.
  • "Music Streaming in Japan" published in the Annual Review of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, 2015.
  • "TAKE THE 'AMATEURISM' REGULATIONS OUT OF STUDENT SPORTS - THE COLLAPSE OF AMATEURISM IN JAPANESE AND US STUDENT SPORTS" published in the "UNDERSTAND THE RULES OF THE GAME MAGAZINE" by LawInSport.

LECTURES (All titles translated into English for convenience)

Up until 2000

  • "Legal Seminar: Copyrights" (Japan Electronic Publishing Association, 1998, 1999, 2000)
  • "Issues in the Copyrights of Digital Content (Music, Publications, Motion Pictures and Photographs)" (Windows Consortium, 1998, 1999, 2000)
  • "Business Model for Patents" (Windows Consortium, 2000)
  • "The Music Business Revolution" (Sapporo Research Group on Information Systems, 1998)
  • "The Electronic Publication Business and Copyrights" (National Center for Science Information Systems, 1998)
  • "Copyrights (Intermediary Business Law)", "Copyrights (Case Speculation)" (Media Artists Association, 1999)
  • "Legal Measures for Handling Y2K" (Nippon Software Industry Association, 1999)
  • "Internet and Broadcasting" (Conference on Copyright for Digital Millennium, 2000)
  • "The Nature of Copyright in the Digital Age" (JAGAT "PAGE2000", 2000)
  • "Know-how for Copyright Clearance and Drafting Contracts in the Digital Age" (TED Educational Seminar, 2000)

2001

  • "Manual for Copyright Clearance and Drafting Contracts in the Digital Age" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)
  • "Copyright Clearance and Drafting Contracts in the Digital Age: A Consideration from Case Studies" (Japan Planning Institute)
  • "The Copyright Business and Legal Practice Changed by the New Law: the Law on the Management of Copyrights and Neighboring Rights" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)
  • "Legal Practice with Artists" (Access Brain)
  • "The Entertainment Fund and the Musical Production Fund"(Access Brain)
  • "Broadband Copyrights and Rights Clearance Practices" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)

2002

  • "The Legal Theory and Practice of the Entertainment Fund" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)
  • "Image and Publicity Rights: Learning from Cases and Court Precedents" (TED Educational Seminar)
  • "Jitsumu Kankaku Yosei Koza (Training Course): The Practices within Image and Publicity Rights" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)
  • "The Internet and Copyrights Reviewed from the Latest Cases and Legislation" (TED Educational Seminar)
  • "Broadband Distribution and the Liability of the Information Communicator in the Age of the ‘Provider Liability Limitation Law'" (effective in May)" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)
  • "Know-How for Copyright Clearance and Drafting Contracts Regarding Digital Content" (TED Educational Seminar)
  • "The Practice of Legal Work for Copyrights in the Broadband Age" (Business Research Institute)
  • "Manual for Dealing with Complaints about Rights Infringements in Broadband Content Distribution" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)
  • "Copyright Issues within Content Distribution" (Kansai Telecom Technology)
  • "Legal Issues with the Fusion of Broadcasting and Transmission" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)

2003

  • "The Key to Software Development Contracts" (Association of Copyrights for Computer Software)
  • "Manual for Contracts on Mobile and Broadband Content Acquisition" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)
  • "The Key to Handling Antitrust Law in the Content Business: A Consideration from Case Law" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)
  • "The Course for Copyright Administration and Lawsuits - Copyright and Business" (Tokai University Extension Center)
  • "Copyright Technology for Broadcast Program Producers" (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications - Information-Communication Human Resources Development Program and Hara Research Foundation)
  • "Risk Assessment of Rights Infringements in the Content Business" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)

2004

  • "Study Guide for the TCB - Advanced Level (Test of Copyright for Business)" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)
  • "An Overview of the Legal Issues in the Sports Business" (JSAA)
  • "Analysis and Issues Concerning the Entry Barriers to the Professional Baseball Market" (JFBA, Antitrust Law Study Group)

2005

  • "The Producer Series - Copyright Practice" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)
  • "The Producer Series - Skills for Legal Practice" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)
  • "The Course for Copyright Administration and Lawsuits - Copyright and Business" (Tokai University Extension Center)
  • "Legal Issues with the Fusion of Broadcasting and Transmission" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)
  • "Kiso Seminar: An Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights (Image and Publicity Rights)" (In charge of the lecture at the Association of Copyright for Computer Software)
  • "Sports Management (Lawyers in Professional Sports)" (In charge of the lecture at Teikyo University, Tokyo, Japan)
  • "On the Front Lines of the Business for Top Sports (Legal Work for Sports)" (In charge of the lecture at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)

2006

  • "Performers' Rights" (Performers' Rights Entrustment)
  • "Substantial Illegality and the Infringement of Copyrights and Image/Publicity Rights" (Copyright Research and Information Center)
  • "Performers' Rights - the Application, Scope and Limits of the ‘One Chance' Principle" (Japan Actors Union)
  • "Backstage Supporter - Legal Affairs in Sports" (Globis Management School "ASKA")
  • "The Course for Copyright Administration and Lawsuits - Copyright and Business" (Tokai University Extension Center)
  • "The Entertainment Business and Japanese Antitrust Law and Subcontracting Law" (Legal Affairs on Information Technology Institute)
  • "The Actual State of Players' Contracts within Professional Sports - a Comparison of Players' Contracts Between Professional Baseball and the J-League" (JSLA)
  • "Kiso Seminar: Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights (Image and Publicity Rights)" (In charge of the lecture at the Association of Copyrights for Computer Software)
  • "The Current State of and Issues Facing Professional Sports Law in Japan - the Problems Concerning Players Rights and Labor Disputes Between Players and Baseball Clubs from a Business Perspective" (JSLA)

2007

  • "Kiso Seminar: An Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights (Image and Publicity Rights)"(In charge of the lecture at the Association of Copyright for Computer Software)
  • "The Problems in Professional Baseball and the Coming Legal Policy"(Kobe University Legal Policy Study Group, Kobe, Japan)

2008

  • "The Influence of System Reform in Sports Arbitration"(JSAA)
  • "The Truth About Sports Agents"(Egg Factory ‘Special Lecture' - Sunny Side Up Inc.)
  • "Supporting Football Players - Business Seminar and Case Study on the Business and Troubles Concerning Players' Image/Publicity Rights"(JEB Entertainment Inc.)
  • "The Business of Players' Agents Licensed by the Japan Football Association"(Daini Tokyo Bar Association - Sports Law Policy Research Committee)

2009

  • "Fair Use in Japanese Copyright Law: How Can Copyright Disputes be Resolved? The Practical Truth about the Debate being Sidelined"(Copyright Research and Information Center)
  • "Developments in the Transfer System in Japan" (FIFPro Lawyers' Network Conference, Hoofddorp, Netherlands)
  • "Sports Rights and the Basic Act on Sports" (JSLA)
  • "The Rights of Professional Football Players in Asia and the Role of FIFPro Asia" (Asia Sports Law Association)
  • "The Rights of Professional Players in Japan" (Chung-Ang University, Seoul, South Korea)

2010

2011

  • "The Effect & Legal Problems which the Great East Japan Earthquake had on Professional Sports" (JSLA)
  • "The Rights of Athletes/Players in Professional Sports and the Role of Legal Practitioners and Agents" (Sapporo Gakuin University, Sapporo, Japan)
  • "The Analysis and Prospect of Sports Arbitration in Asia" (ASLA)
  • "Fight for the Players' Rights in Japanese Baseball" (UNI Global Union, Nyon, Switzerland)

2012

  • "International Sports Law" (Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan)
  • "Sports Law in Japan" (CMS Netherlands office, Utrecht, Netherlands)
  • "The Work of Football Players' Agents and Lawyers" (Aichi Bar Association, Aichi-prefecture, Japan)
  • "Sports Law in Japan" (Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China)
  • "On the Front Lines of the Business for Top Sports (Legal Work for Sports)" (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)
  • "Integrity in Competitive Sports from a Legal Perspective – Match-Fixing; Not Using Best Efforts to Win Matches; and the Measures to Deal with these" (JSLA)

2013

  • "FIFA DRC" (Boss & Young Shanghai office, Shanghai, China)
  • "Sports Governance in Japan" (ASLA, Beijing, China)
  • "What is Sports Law?" (Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan; Interpreter for Professor Rob Siekmann)
  • "Good Governance In Sport and the Spirit of the Game" (JFBA, Kobe, Japan; Interpreter for Professor Rob Siekmann & in charge of JFBA Investigative Report on Sports Governance in Europe)

2014

2015

Tetsuya Tsuji

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Admitted in Japan
(Daini Tokyo Bar Association), April 1997
ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Admitted in NY, July 2003

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

August 2003 - present Field-R Law Offices, Tokyo
April 1997 - Spring Law Office, Tokyo

EDUCATION

May 2003 New York University School of Law, NY
LL.M. : Trade Regulation, Intellectual Property
May 2002 Northwestern University School of Law, IL
LL.M.
March 1997 The Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan
March 1993 Waseda University - School of Law, Tokyo
LL.B.

TITLES

  • MPA Musical Copyright Administrator Training Course (1999)
  • Japan NPO Center - Director

LECTURES (All titles translated into English for convenience)

  • "Risk Assessment of Rights Infringement in Content Business" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, 2003)
  • "Study Guide for the TCB - Advanced Level (Test of Copyright for Business)" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, 2004)
  • "The Practicalities of Commissioning Content Production and Amendments to the Subcontracting Law" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, 2004)
  • "Introduction to Copyrights" (TED Educational Seminar, 2004)
  • "Study Guide for the TCB - Advanced Level (Test of Copyright for Business)" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, May 2004)
  • "Introduction to Copyrights" (TED Educational Seminar, June 2004)
  • "Study Guide for the TCB - Advanced Level (Test of Copyright for Business)" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society , October 2004)
  • "The Producer Series - Copyright Practice" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, February 2005)
  • "The Producer Series - Skills for Legal Practice" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, April 2005)
  • "The Producer Series - Skills for Legal Practice (English Version)" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, April 2005)
  • "Training Course for Basic Skills Regarding Copyright Contracts" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, March 2007)
Malio Kamata

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Admitted in Japan
(Tokyo Bar Association), October 2000

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

May 2005 - present Field-R Law Offices, Tokyo
October 2000 - Kuroda Law Offices, Tokyo

EDUCATION

September 2000 The Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan
March 1997 Chuo University - Faculty of Law
LL.B.

TITLES

  • Patent Attorney

PUBLICATIONS (All titles translated into English for convenience)

  • "Digital Content and Intellectual Property Rights: Understanding with Illustrations",(co-authored publication) published by JMA Management Center.
  • "Intellectual Property - 20 Lectures", (co-authored publication) published by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry.
  • "Commentary on Copyright Law", (co-authored publication) published by Keisoshobo.

JOURNAL ARTICLES (All titles translated into English for convenience)

  • "P2P Server Operator Faces the Music", 8th issue, vol.1 of "asialaw", February 2004.
  • "The Actual Condition of Legal Protection for Digital Content", vol.47 (3) of "JYOUHOU KANRI" published by the Japan Science and Technology Agency, June 2004.
  • "Legal Issues regarding Winny", vol.30 (3) of "CHIZAI PRIZM" published by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, March 2005, and No.11502 of "TOKKYO NEWS" published by Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry on April 5, 2005.
  • "Legal Issues regarding On-Line Games", vol.3 (33) of "CHIZAI PRIZM" published by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry , June 2005.
  • "Legal Issues regarding Internet Auctions", vol.3 (36) of "CHIZAI PRIZM" published by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, September 2005.
  • "Legal Issues regarding Internet Auctions", No.11628 of "TOKKYO NEWS" published by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry on October 7, 2005.
  • "Legal Issues regarding ASCII Art", vol.3 (39) of "CHIZAI PRIZM" published by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, December 2005, and No.11683 of "TOKKYO NEWS" published by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry on January 6, 2006.
  • "Legal Issues regarding Open Source (focused on GPL)", vol.4 (43) of "CHIZAI PRIZM" published by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, April 2006.
  • "Copyright Infringement and Negligence (particularly in relation to the Patterns of Joint Tort-feasors)", vol.4 (47) of "CHIZAI PRIZM" published by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, August 2006.

LECTURES (All titles translated into English for convenience)

  • "The Key for Handling Patent Infringements" (Japan Personal Computer Software Association, 2003)
  • "The Producer Series - Skills for Legal Practice" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, 2006)
  • "The Creation of New Services and their Legal Permissibility on the Internet" (Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, 2009)
Jun Kanazawa

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Admitted in Japan
(Daini Tokyo Bar Association), October 2002

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

October 2002 - present Field-R Law Offices, Tokyo

EDUCATION

September 2002 The Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan
April 1996 Waseda University - Graduate School of Law Tokyo
LL.M.
March 1992 Waseda University - School of Law, Tokyo
LL.B.

TITLES

  • MPA Musical Copyright Administrator Training Course (2003)

LECTURES (All titles translated into English for convenience)

  • "Introduction to Business Copyright Practice" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, October 2004)
  • "Study Guide for the TCB - Advanced Level (Test of Copyright for Business)" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, October 2004)
  • "Producer Series - Copyright Practice" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, February 2005)
  • "Producer Series - Skills for Legal Practice" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, April 2005)
  • "The Protection of Personal Information Law for Theatre Production Groups and Companies" (Performers' Rights Entrustment, April 2005)
  • "Know-how for Copyright Clearance and Drafting Contracts for Digital Content" (TED Educational Seminar, July 2005)
  • "Training Course for Basic Skills Regarding Copyrights" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, August 2005)
  • "Training Course for Basic Skills Regarding Copyrights" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, February 2006)
  • "Know-how for Copyright Clearance and Drafting Contracts for Digital Content" (TED Educational Seminar, March 2006)
  • "Training Course for Basic Skills Regarding Copyrights" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, August 2006)
  • "Understanding Performers' Rights from the Basics" (Performers' Rights Entrustment, October 2006)
  • "Know-how for Copyright Clearance and Drafting Contracts for Digital Content" (TED Educational Seminar, February 2007)
  • "Training Course for Basic Skills Regarding Copyrights - Case Studies and Questions" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, March 2007)
  • "Training Course for Basic Skills Regarding Copyrights - Case Studies and Questions" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, June 2008)
  • "A Summary of the Copyright System" (Shinetsu Bureau of Communications - Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, July 2008)
  • "Kiso Seminar: Copyright - The Age of Digitalization and Broadband" (Shinetsu Bureau of Communications - Matsumoto City, Nagano Prefecture, June 2009)
  • "Training Course for Basic Skills Regarding Copyrights - Case Studies and Questions" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society, September 2009)
  • "The Practicalities and Vital Points for Drafting ‘Copyright' Contacts to Conquer the Content Business" (Japan Planning Institute, December 2009)
  • "The Practicalities and Vital Points for Employing ‘Copyrights'in the Content Business" (JTC Education Service Provider, March 2010)
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    Jun Kanazawa has also hosted many other corporate seminars, including on: "Content Business"; "Business Contracts"; "Protection of Personal Information Law": "Compliance"; and "Internal Controls".

Taisuke Matsumoto

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Admitted in Japan
(Daini Tokyo Bar Association), October 2005

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

October 2005 -present Field-R Law Offices, Tokyo

EDUCATION

September 2013 Overseas training (sponsored by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) at the DIS Deutsches Sportschiedsgericht (German Court of Arbitration for Sport)
September 2005 The Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan
March 2003 Kyoto University - Faculty of Law, Kyoto
LL.B.

TITLES

  • Doshisha University Graduate School of Policy and Management, Sports Management School - Graduate (2005)
  • MPA Musical Copyright Administrator Training Course (2006)
  • 11th Cologne Academy on International Commercial Arbitration 2013 (2013)
  • External/Non-Executive Director of Hachimenroppi Inc. (since 2013)
  • Arbitrator of the Japan Basketball Association (since 2014)
  • Director of the Japan Professional Baseball Players Association (since 2013)
  • Expert Ambassador on Promoting Understanding of the Japan Sports Arbitration Agency (since 2013)
  • Member of the Japan Sports Arbitration Agency Committee on Sports Governance (2014)
  • Secretary of the Japan Sports Law Association
  • Secretary of the Japan Sports Support Organization
  • Part Time Lecturer at the Tokyo Gakugei University, Tokyo (in charge of "Debate on Sports Law" since 2009)
  • Part Time Lecturer at Chuo University, Tokyo (in charge of "Sports Law" since 2012)

PUBLICATIONS & JOURNAL ARTICLES (All titles translated into English for convenience)

  • "The Professional Baseball Player Doping Issue and Human Rights", Issue 16 - "Sports and Human Rights", published in the Japan Sports Law Association Annual Review, 2009
  • "The Systems that Restrain Player Transfers in Professional Sports and the Legal Theory on Restraints of Trade", issue 16 of the Japan Sports Law Association Annual Review - "Sports and Human Rights", (2009), published by the Japan Sports Law Association
  • "Compliance in Sports Associations Through Case Studies (inc. the CAS Ganaha Arbitration)", (co-authored publication) August issue of "Liberty and Justice", published by the Japan Federation of Bar Associations, 2009.
  • "A Consideration of the Worker Characteristics of Professional Athletes ? Professional Footballers also have a "Subordinate Relationship" in terms of Employment"September/October Issue of "Forward-thinking Labour Management" published by the Labour Research Committee (Roudou Chousakai)
  • "Labour Negotiations by Japan's Professional Sports Players' Unions and their Significance" February issue of "Labour Law Junpo (Roudou Houritsu Junpo), published by Junposha Co., Ltd., 2013. (Roudou Chousakai)
  • "A New Level of Athlete Selection Problems", first edition of the 2014 International Sport Lawyers Association newsletter, published by the International Sport Lawyers Association
  • "Players' Legal Risk in Japan", first edition of the 2014 International Sport Lawyers Association newsletter, published by the International Sport Lawyers Association
  • "LINN Legal Column", since 2014 for Shin Nippon Houki Publishing Co., Ltd.

BOOKS(All titles translated into English for convenience)

  • "Governance Guidebook for the Trouble Free Management of Sports Associations" (co-authored publication) published by Japan Sports Arbitration Agency
  • "Discussions on Japan's Basic Act on Sport", [Sports Organisations & Japan's Basic Act on Sport part II (in charge of Chapter 3 "Sports Organisations")] (co-authored publication) published by Seibundo
  • "Professional Sports Athletes/Players as Workers under the Labour Union Act", (Japan Sports Law Association)
  • "The Real Victory in Sports – Violence/Corporal Punishment Free Instruction" (co-authored publication) published by Edel Research Institute (Eideru Kenkyujo)
  • "Practical Guidebook on Sports Governance – From Basic Knowledge to Formulating Know How" (co-authored publication) published by Minjiho Kenkyu Publishing Co., Ltd.

LECTURES & TALKS (All titles translated into English for convenience)

2008

  • "Professional Sports and Doping - the Present Situation and Issues Concerning Doping Sanctions in Professional Sports" (Japan Sports Law Association)
  • "The Systems that Restrain Player Transfers in Professional Sports and the Legal Theory on Restraints of Trade" (Japan Sports Law Association)
  • "The Professional Baseball Player Doping Issue and Human Rights" (Event Symposium of the Japan Sports Law Association)

2009

  • "Special Lectures on Sports Management" (Biwako Seikei Sport College, Otsu - in charge of "Sports Management in Practice - ‘What is Sports Business Law?'")
  • "The Professional Baseball Player Image & Publicity Rights Lawsuits in Japan and Korea (Judicial Precedents Research)" (Asia Sports Law Association)

2010

  • "The Transformation of the J-League Domestic Transfer System in 2009" (Japan Sports Law Association)
  • "The Business of Professional Baseball Agents and Player Contracts" (Tokyo Daini Bar Association Sports Law Policy Research Committee)
  • "Special Lectures on Event(s) Management" (Biwako Seikei Sport College, Otsu - in charge of "Sports Law in Event(s) Management")
  • "Special Lectures on Sports Management" (Biwako Seikei Sport College, Otsu - in charge of "Sports Law in Sports Management")
  • "The Issues Concerning the Governance of Sport Associations in Japan" (16th Congress of the International Association of Sports Law (IASL), Seoul, South Korea)

2011

  • "Sports Law" (Waseda Law School- in charge of "Publicity Rights")
  • "Professional Sports Athletes/Players as Workers under the Labour Union Act" (Japan Sports Law Association)

2012

  • "Towards Realising Integrity – the Current Activities Undertaken to Eliminate Anti Social Forces from Professional Sports in Japan" (Event Symposium of the Japan Sports Law Association)

2013

  • "Why do you pitch so many?" (UNI Global Union Health & Safety Exchange)
  • "Standards in National Team Selections" (Japan Sports Law Association; joint talk/lecture)
  • "Violence in Sports Organisations – Survey Results" (Japan Sports Law Association; joint talk/lecture)

2014

  • "Handling Risk for Famous People/Celebrities" ('Special Lecture on Handling Risk' - Sunny Side Up Inc.)
Plus, numerous training courses/programmes both inhouse and for sports organisations.




Shinichi Takata

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Admitted in Japan
(Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association), October 2005

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

September 2007 -present Field-R Law Offices, Tokyo

EDUCATION

September 2007 The Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan
March 2000 The University of Tokyo - Faculty of Economics, Tokyo
BEc
March 1996 Rakunan High School, Kyoto

TITLES

  • CMT Expert Panel Member (UNIJAPAN) (since November 2011)
  • MPA Musical Copyright Administrator Training Course (2008)
  • Member of the Committee against Anti-Social Forces of Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association (since September 2007)

JOURNAL ARTICLES (All titles translated into English for convenience)

  • "Exclusion of Anti-Social Forces from the Worlds of Show Business" "Exclusion of Anti-Social Forces from the Various Fields of Sport", in the publication of the Committee against Anti-Social Forces of Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association entitled "Legal Consultation for Civil Intervention Against Violence" (co-authored publication), published by Gakuyo Shobo Inc.
  • "Music Copyrights & Neighbouring Rights"(co co-authored publication), entry in Shogakukan Encyclopedia, published by Shogakukan Inc.
  • "Exclusion of Anti-Social Forces from the Field of Show Business in relation to Entertainers/Talents", entry in Tokuboren News (No.188 – 1 February 2014), published by Tobokuren (Public Interest Incorporated Association).

LECTURES & SEMINARS (All titles translated into English for convenience)

2011

  • "Training Course for Basic Skills Regarding Copyrights" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)

2012

  • "Training Course for Basic Skills Regarding Copyrights" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)

2013

  • "Understanding and Handling Potential Legal Risks Surrounding Copyrights" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)

2014

  • "Workshop – Negotiating Contracts in the International Contents Business" (UNIJAPAN)

2015

  • "The legal crucial points regarding trademarks, unfair competitions, torts, portraits, privacy and publicity" (Japan Research Institute for New Systems of Society)
Gaku Tojo

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Admitted in Japan
(Daini Tokyo Bar Association), December 2008

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

January 2009 -present Field-R Law Offices, Tokyo

EDUCATION

December 2008 The Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan
March 2004 The University of Tokyo - Faculty of Law, Tokyo
LL.B.
Satoshi Konishi

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW admitted in Japan (Daini Tokyo Bar Association), May 2012 [previous position - Public Prosecutor admitted in Japan (Japan Public Prosecutors Office) in December 2008; position relinquished in March 2012]

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

May 2012 – present Field-R Law Offices, Tokyo
April 2010 - Sapporo District Public Prosecutors Office, Sapporo
April 2009 - Chiba District Public Prosecutors Office, Chiba
December 2008 - Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office, Tokyo

EDUCATION

September 2007 The Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan
March 2004 The University of Tokyo – Faculty of Letters, Tokyo
B.A.
Shoichi Sugiyama

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Admitted in Japan
(Daini Tokyo Bar Association), December 2012

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

January 2013 -present Field-R Law Offices, Tokyo

EDUCATION

December 2012 The Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan
March 2010 The University of Tokyo - School of Law, Tokyo
J.D.
March 2008 The University of Tokyo – Faculty of Law, Tokyo
LL.B.

TITLES

  • Member of the Japan Sports Law Association
  • Member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association Law Policy Committee on Sports Law
Kenji Fukuchi

ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Admitted in Japan
(Daini Tokyo Bar Association), December 2014

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

January 2015 – present Field-R Law Offices, Tokyo

EDUCATION

December 2014 The Legal Training and Research Institute of Japan
March 2013 Hitotsubashi University - School of Law, Tokyo J.D.
March 2011 Hitotsubashi University – Faculty of Law, Tokyo LL.B.