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Source Language

English, Japanese

Target Language

English, Japanese


Translation of contracts and other legal documents


Professional paralegal and legal translator at law firm in Tokyo, Japan with over ten years' experience, utilizing knowledge of Japanese as well as U.S. civil, commercial, contract, procedural, and corporate laws with native Japanese and English linguistic fluency.  JATLAW steering commitee member.  LL.B. and LL.M. from the University of Tokyo; LL.M. from Temple University Beasley School of Law (GPA at graduation: 3.88 out of a scale of 4.00).

★Major Publications 

"Basics of US Contract Law" (Kindle and paperback versions, 2020) 

Case review of the US federal supreme court case J.McIntyre Machinery v Nicastro in the prominent academic law magazine "Jurist" (publisher: Yuhikaku) in 2012 (co-author); 

Article on  "legal translation at a law firm" in the spring 2016 edition of the major translation/interpretation magazine "Tsuyaku-Honyaku Journal"; 

Legal article on "US contract law and the viewpoint of contract drafting/review" in the January 2019 edition of the major business law magazine "Business Houmu" (publisher: Chuokeizai-sha);

Legal article on "compensation of damages under US contract law" (online law website LexisNexis AS ONE) on May 7, 2020;

Legal terminology checker for "Seigi No Yukue" (publisher: Hayakawa Shobo, March 2020), the Japanese translation of "Doing Justice - A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law" by Preet Bharara (NY Times bestseller book) 





『正義の行方:ニューヨーク連邦検事が見た罪と罰』(早川書房、原作プリート・バララ著、2020年)(原作"Doing Justice-A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law"はニューヨークタイムズ・ベストセラー)


「外国法人に対する人的裁判管轄権 J.McIntyre Machinery v. Nicastro」『アメリカ法判例百選』(別冊ジュリスト213号、有斐閣、2012年(共著))、


「アメリカ契約法の基本原則・概念から詳説する 契約書ドラフティング・レビューの着眼点と修正例」『ビジネス法務2019年1月号』(中央経済社)、

「『契約違反による救済手段』米国法上の救済手段としての損害賠償とは」法律専門オンラインサイトLexisNexis AS ONE(2020年5月7日)、ほか






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