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Publications and Media

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Global Legal Compliance Practice

Publisher:

Solo-author, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs

Date:

November 2021

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In this book, I have discussed how Japanese business can manage global regulatory risks in the areas including: sanctions; export control; AML/CFT; anti-bribery; anti-monopoly; data protection; cyber security; and SDGs/ESG. I have overviewed the regulatory trends of these compliance areas, including extra-territorial applications and diversification of laws and regulations.

SDGs / ESG Business and Legal Strategy

Publisher:

Solo-author, Shojihomu

Date:

May 2022

Area:

In this book, I have discussed how Japanese business can pursue both the values of the society and the environment and its own corporate values under the era of “Stakeholder Capitalism”. I have proposed that business can analyze the dynamically evolving process of SDGs/ESG rules and use these rules proactively and strategically so that business can effectively address environmental and social agenda.

Legal Practice on Cyber Security

Publisher:

Co-author and co-editor, Shojihomu

Date:

January 2021

Area:

I have co-authored this book with the support of cyber security experts. This book discusses how Japanese business can manage cyber security risks both from legal and technical perspectives. The book shows practical steps which companies can take before and after cyber incidents.

Human Rights Due Diligence in Practice

Publisher:

Co-author, Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs

Date:

March, 2023

Area:

In dialogues and collaboration with two other experts in international labor law and international human rights law, I authored how Japanese companies can manage with various human rights issues and the practical steps of human rights due diligence.
The topics include: migrant workers such as technical intern trainees; gender pay gap; increasing poverty through the pandemic; disputes related with climate change; facial recognition technology; development and corruption; geopolitical risks; supply chain due diligence; grievance mechanisms; and stakeholder engagement.

Addressing sanctions compliance challenges for companies in Japan

Media:

World ECR No.97

Date:

March 2021

Area:

This was featured as one of the special articles in the March 2021 issue of World ECR, an international journal on economic sanctions and export control. The article analyzes the impact and challenges posed Japanese economic sanctions regulations and the U.S. OFAC regulations on Japanese companies. It provides insights into the current state of economic sanctions compliance in Japan, both within the government and among companies, and offers explanations on the future directions for compliance strategies.

New global norms on responsible AI beyond the EU

Media:

International Bar Association

Date:

January 11, 2024

Area:

This article, published on the International Bar Association (IBA) website, analyzes the latest trends and impacts of rules related to "responsible AI," including the EU's AI regulations, G7 Hiroshima Process International Guiding Principles and Code of Conduct for Advanced AI Systems, and Japan's AI Guidelines. The article also provides insights for companies to enhance transparency and accountability, without impeding innovation, particularly in unpredictable regulatory landscapes.

Publication List

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Paper

Stregthening Economic Sanctions Compliance in Response to Heightened Geopolitical Risks

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Japan Business Law Review 2024 March Issue

Date:

January 19, 2024

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Paper

New global norms on responsible AI beyond the EU

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International Bar Association

Date:

January 11, 2024

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Paper

Importance of 'Business and Human Rights' Initiatives and Key Practices in Human Rights Due Diligence

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Corporate Law A2Z 2023 December Issue Headline Article

Date:

November 25, 2023

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Paper

Revision of OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises Calls for Enhanced Environmental Management

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Environmental Management 2023 November Issue

Date:

November 10, 2023

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Interview

Experts' Insights on the Responsibility of Partner Companies in the Johnny's Entertainment Issue

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Nikkei Newspaper

Date:

September 18, 2023

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Paper

Managing Economic Security Risks from Global Perspectives

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Monthly Statutory Auditor August 2023 Issue, Japan Audit & Supervisory Board Members Association

Date:

July 25, 2023

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Media

Solutions for Human Rights Due Diligence though Supply Chains

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Nikkei Business Law LIVE

Date:

July 7, 2023

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Paper

Japan: launching an ESG grievance mechanisms platform and the role of lawyers

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International Bar Association

Date:

May 2023

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Paper

How to Engage with Stakeholders for Sustainbility Crisis Management

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Association of Corporate Legal Departments Report No.591

Date:

May 2023

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Media

Annual Symposium 2022 "Renewable Energy - Efforts of States, Local Communities, and Business and Roles of Lawyers"

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Kanto Federation of Bar Associations

Date:

April 2023

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