Managing PartnerHiro Rokugawa
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Name and Current Workplace

Hiro Rokugawa
Representative Partner
OGASAWARA KONNO & ROKUGAWA
6F Japan Press Center Building
2-2-1 Uchisaiwai-Cho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 100-0011
Telephone: +81 (3) 5501-7216
Facsimile: +81 (3) 5501-7217

Brief Biography

  • Born and raised in Nagano, Japan, in 1963, where the Winter Olympic games were held in 1998
  • Graduated from Harrisonville High School in Harrisonville, Missouri, USA as an AFS (American Field Service) exchange student after attending Nagano High School, Nagano, Japan
  • Bachelor of Laws from Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan in 1987
  • Master of Laws from Graduate School of Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois USA in 2002
  • Visiting Scholar to Stanford University, Palo Alto, California USA in August 2005
  • Joined Ogasawara Konno & Rokugawa in 2008 following Hori & Partners, Tokyo, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP, Chicago, and Baker & McKenzie, Tokyo.

Current Professional Activities

  • Adjunct Professor at Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Tokyo, Japan, lecturing on Data Protection Laws and Regulations in Business (2013 to date)
  • In-house lawyer of Takara Printing Co., Ltd., Tokyo (listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange) (2006 to date)
  • Independent director of Aoyama Zaisan Networks Company, Limited, Tokyo (listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange) (2010 to date)
  • Independent director of Yumeshin Holdings Corporation, Tokyo (listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange/JASDAQ) (2010 to date)
  • Independent director of SystemSoft Corporation, Tokyo (listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange) (2013 to date)
  • Independent director of Medical & Biological Laboratories co., ltd., Aichi (listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange/JASDAQ) (2016 to date)
  • Independent director of TSUNAGU GROUP HOLDINGS Inc., Tokyo (listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange) (2016 to date)
  • Independent director of OKWAVE Inc., Tokyo (listed on the Nagoya Stock Exchange/Centrex) (2017 to date)
  • A member of independent committee of WeatherNews Inc., Chiba (listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange) (2014 to date)
  • Member of the Committee for Health Care Certification Authority established by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (2007 to date)
  • Member of the Committee for JIPDEC-PIA established by Japan Institute for Promotion of Digital Economy and Community(2013 to date)
  • Member of examination committee for Initial Public Offering Qualifying Examination (2009 to date)
  • Member of examination committee for Financial Reporting Qualifying Examination(2010 to date)

Past Professional Duties

  • Professor at Tokai University Law School, Tokyo, Japan, lecturing on corporation laws ,bankruptcy laws, seminar on commercial law, and so on (2012~2017)
  • Adjunct Professor at School of Culture, Media and Society, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan (2013~2015)
  • Adjunct Professor at Seijo University, Tokyo, Japan, lecturing on contracts analysis and corporate legal affairs (2007~2012)
  • Adjunct Professor at Polytechnic University, Kanagawa, Japan, lecturing on copyright law and employment laws(2007~2010)
  • Member of the Committee for the IT Initiative to Promote Healthcare Business for the north-eastern Japan where the earthquake occurred on March 11, 2011, established by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2012~2013)
  • Member of the Committee for the IT Initiative for Medical Care established by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2011~2012)
  • Member of the Committee for Promotion of IT New Business for Medical Care and Nursing established by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2010~2011)
  • Chairperson of The Legal Infrastructure Working Group at Asia PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) Forum (composed of representatives from Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macao)(2003~2006)

Publications and Papers

  • Textbook on Financial Reporting Qualifying Examination 2014 (Co-authored, TAC Publishing, June 2013)
  • Textbook on Initial Public Offering Qualifying Examination (Fourth Edition, Co-authored, Chuo-Keizai Publishing, April 2013)
  • Financial Instruments and Exchange Law Analysis of Surcharge Cases Insider Trading (Co-authored, Shoji-Homu Publishing, January 2012)
  • Financial Instruments and Exchange Law Analysis of Surcharge Cases Misstatement (Co-authored, Shoji-Homu Publishing, January 2012)
  • “Re: Proposal of Accounting Standard for small-and-medium-sized enterprises”(Disclosure News, January 2012)
  • “Required actions against antisocial forces”(Monthly magazine “Outside Director”, December 2011)
  • “Responsibilities of outside directors to achieve compliance (2)” (Monthly magazine “Outside Director”, November 2011)
  • “Responsibilities of outside directors to achieve compliance (1)” (Monthly magazine “Outside Director”, October 2011)
  • “Analysis of internal investigation reports of listed companies regarding deceptive accounting (4)”(Coauthored, Disclosure News, September 2011)
  • Report on supervisory institutions to protect personal information in foreign countries(Co-authored, Consumer Agency, July 2011)
  • “Trend and analysis of the general shareholders meetings of the listed companies”(Disclosure News, July 2011)
  • “Tax, accounting and law for the corporate divestiture”(Coauthored, Chuo-Keizai Publishing, April 2011)
  • “Analysis of internal investigation reports of listed companies regarding deceptive accounting (3)”(Coauthored, Disclosure News, April 2011)
  • “Analysis of internal investigation reports of listed companies regarding deceptive accounting (2)”(Disclosure News, January 2011)
  • “Analysis of internal investigation reports of listed companies regarding deceptive accounting (1)”(Disclosure News, October 2010)
  • Practices on Administration in Bankruptcy (Co-authored, Kinzai Publishing, April 2010)
  • “Re: Independent Director” (Disclosure News April 2010)
  • Privacy Impact Assessment and Protection of Personal Information (Co-authored, Chuo Keizai Publishing, March 2010)
  • Introduction to Corporation Law (Co-Authored, Ascii Media Works Publishing, March 2010)
  • Building up and Evaluation of Internal Control (Co-authored with six professors, Chuo-Keizai Publishing, September 2009)
  • Practices on Employment Laws (Co-authored, Seibunsha Publishing, February 2009)
  • Introduction to Compliance for Construction Industry (Co-authored, Taisei Publishing, March 2008)
  • Essentials of Financial Instruments and Exchange Law (Co-authored, Chuo Keizai Publishing, October 2007)
  • Analysis of Current Thinking on Corporate Governance (Co-authored, Chuo Keizai Publishing, October 2006)
  • “Legal Issues on New Security Technology” (Co-authored, Asia PKI Forum, July 2006)
  • “The Financial Products Transactions Act Sections 1-6” (Taxation Circular, June 5th to November 5th 2006)
  • “Synopsis of the Financial Products Transactions Law: Volumes I and II” (Finance and Management Weekly, June 2006)
  • “Key Points on Corporate Governance Reports” (Finance and Management Weekly, May 15th, 2006)
  • “Review of the Book titled Complete Interpretation of the New Corporation Law written by Tatsuya Ota” (Finance Weekly, May 8th, 2006)
  • Fundamental Knowledge of Japan’s New Corporation Law (Second Edition, Takara Printing, March 2006 )
  • “2005 Report on Practical IT Applications: Research on the Interoperability of Home Electronics and Mobile Devices” (Co-authored, Network Information Industries Association, March 2006)
  • “IC Card Driver’s Licenses Usage Regulations” (Co-authored, Japanese National Police Department’s Extra-departmental Traffic Control Technology Association, March 2006)
  • “The PKI Certification Department’s Certification Policy for Insurance, Medicine, and Welfare Matters” (Co-authored, Medical Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare, March 2006)
  • “Dispute Resolutions for Cross-Border E-Commerce in Asia” ( Asia Jurisprudence Society Collected Reports, March 2006)
  • Authentication of Digital Content: Complied Studies (Co-authored, Associated Foundation for Digital Contents, March, 2006)
  • Q&A: Japan’s New Corporation Law (Co-authored, Ex-Media Publishing, January 2006)
  • The New Heisei Laws: 100 Topics (Co-authored, Ex-Media Publishing, December 2005)
  • Corporate Structure: Anyone Can Understand! (Co-authored, Ex-Media Publishing, November 2005)
  • Japan’s New Corporation Law: Revised Edition (Co-authored, Ex-Media Publishing, October 2005)
  • Certificate Authority’s Responsibilities and Liability for Cross-Border E-Commerce (Co-authored, Asia PKI Forum, July 2005)
  • Japan’s New Corporation Law (Co-authored, Ex-Media Publishing, May 2005)
  • Research and Study on Authentication of Digital Content (Co-authored, Digital Content Association, March , 2005)
  • “Countermeasures to Deal with Forged ATM Cards” (Weekly Toyo Keizai Business Weekly, March , 2005)
  • Dispute Resolutions For Cross-Border E-Commerce (Co-authored, Asia PKI Forum, September, 2004)
  • “Legal Overview of Escrow,” Volumes I and II. (Consumer Credit, February and March, 2003)
  • “Legal Overview of Collection Service Rendered by Private Collection Companies through Multi Payment Network for Various Fees” (Co-authored, Financial Law Review, January 5 and 15, 2003)
  • “Overview of Electronic Payments for Federal Taxes in the US” (Financial Law Review, Combined of January 5 and 15, 2003)
  • “Overview of Recent Electronic Settlement Situations in the US” (Financial Law Review, January 5 and 15, 2002)
  • “Overview of Proposed Legal Structure for Internet Escrow Settlements” (Financial Law Review, Co-authored, December 15, 2000)
  • “Electronic Settlement between Business and Consumers and Causal Relations” (Financial Law Review, Co-authored, December 15, 2000)
  • “Summary of Proposed Legal Structure for Internet Debit Settlements” (New Business Law, October 15 , 2000, Co-authored as a member of Japan Internet Settlement Promotion Council)
  • “Summary of Settlement Structure Relating to Postal Savings in On-line and Off-line Debit Settlements” (Co-authored, Financial Law Review, September 15, 2000)
  • “Summary of J-Debit” (Financial Law Review, April 15, 2000)
  • “Summaries of Debit Cards’ Structure and Legal Framework: (1). to (8).” (Financial Law Review, Co-authored in eight serial publications from March 15 to September 1, 2000)
  • “Bankruptcy of Subcontractors and Countermeasures in Practice” (Credit & Law, March, 2000)
  • “Corporate Governance” (Company Newsletter of Kawasaki Marines, October, 1999)
  • “Legal Issues Concerning the Bankruptcy of a Joint Venture Member” (Credit & Law, March, 1998)

References

  • Available Upon Request