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Attorney Introductions

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  • Managing Partner

Michitoshi Mori

Michitoshi Mori(みちとし)
Location
Osaka
Languages
Japanese and English
Academic and professional history
1997
Graduated from Koyo Academy High School
2001
Passed the Bar Examination
2002
Graduated from Kyoto University Faculty of Law
2003
Registered as a lawyer of the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association (56th), and joined AZX General Law Offices
2009
Inaugurated as a partner of AZX General Law Offices
2010
- Transferred registration to the Osaka Bar Association, and joined Yamamoto-Mori-Matsuo Law Offices
- International Committee member
2012
- Inaugurated as vice-president of the Osaka Bar Association’s International Committee
- Established Mori Law Offices
2017
Established AXIS International Law Offices (Co-founder)
2020
Axis International Law Offices changed its name to S&W International Law Offices
Current Positions/Affiliations
  • - Osaka Bar Association International Committee Vice-president
  • - Osaka Bar Association Administrative Affairs Committee Vice-president (Startup Legal Services Project Team chairman)
  • - Synergy Drive Co., Ltd. Director
  • - Monozukuri Ventures Corporation Auditor
  • - Hack Ventures, Inc. Outside Director
  • - OIH Seed Acceleration Program Specialist Mentor
  • - Mental Health Technologies Co.Ltd. Outside Auditor
  • - Mediator for Mediation Center Osaka
Seminars/Lectures, etc.
November 18th, 2013
Lecturer for the Osaka Judicial Scrivener Association on "Practical work for new share warrants"
January 13th, 2016
Lecturer for the Osaka Bar Association workshop on "Strategies and the newest legal service information for venture finance"
July 4th, 2016
Lecturer for the OIH Seed Acceleration Program on "Capital policies"
January 16th, 2017
Lecturer for the OIH Seed Acceleration Program on "Capital policies"
February 21st, 2017
Lecturer for NJ Publishing sponsored workshop on "Before it becomes a problem! Pitfalls you should know when writing contracts"
February 16th, 2017
Coordinator for "University startups utilizing intellectual property, and ideal IPO support" talks co-hosted by the “three associations" of the Osaka Bar Association, the Kinki Branch of the Japan Patent Attorneys Association, and the Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants Kinki Chapter
March 3rd, 2017
Lecturer for the Osaka Bar Association workshop on "Company legal services for venture support"
and many others

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    (admitted in Japan and New York)
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Yusuke Kono

Yusuke Kono
Location
Osaka
Languages
Japanese , English, Chinese
Academic and professional history
March 2004
Graduated from Kyoto University Faculty of Law
March 2006
Completed graduate level law studies at Kansai University
December 2007
Finished studies as legal apprentice at the Supreme Court (60th)
December 2007
Registered as a lawyer (Osaka Bar Association)
January 2008~August 2017
Worked for Kuboi and Partners Law Office
May 2012
Graduated from Texas University at Austin School of Law
August 2012
Interned at Ohashi & Horn LLP (Dallas Office)
September 2012
Interned at Kelvin Chia Partnership Legal Offices (Ho Chi Minh City Office) (Until March 2013)
November 2012
Passed the New York State Bar Examination (Registered a lawyer in New York State in August 2013)
April 2013
Studied Chinese at the Beijing Language and Culture University (Until June 2013)
July 2013
Interned at East & Concord Partners (Beijing Office) (Until December 2013)
September 2017
Established Axis Law Offices (Co-founder)
2020
Axis International Law Offices changed its name to S&W International Law Offices
Current Positions/Affiliations
  • - Osaka Bar Association International Committee
  • - Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry Asia Business Help Desk Specialist Advisor
  • - Kobe Overseas Business Center Advisor
  • - Heart Organization Co., Ltd Auditor
Main writings/essays
  • - "Manual of practical credit management and recovery for regional public officials" (Multiple Authorship, Dai-ichi Hoki)
  • - "Q&A Manual for private credit management and recovery for local governments" (Multiple Authorship, Gyosei)
  • - "Practical manual of information publishing and disclosure requests" (Multiple Authorship, Gyosei)
Seminars/Lectures, etc.
February 2019
Seminar on Compliance Practices in ASEAN" hosted by Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
November 2019
Seminar on How to Make Better Use of the SDGs to Strengthen Your Company's Strengths", hosted by Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry and JETRO Osaka Headquarters
August 2020
Opportunities and Risks of the SDGs" co-hosted by the Japan Research Institute, Ltd. and the Firm, and supported by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (China) Shenzhen Branch
March 2022
Achieving Governance that Supports Environmental and Social Contributions - ESG from a Legal Perspective", co-hosted by Kansai Economic Federation and Osaka Bar Association

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Nobuyuki Fujii

Nobuyuki Fujii
Location
Tokyo (also serve as Osaka)
Languages
Japanese and Chinese
Academic and professional history
March 2001
Graduated from Chuo University Faculty of Law, Department of Law
April 2001
Employed in logistics company (Until March 2005)
March 2007
Completed studies at Ritsumeikan University School of Law
December 2008
Completed studies as legal apprentice at Supreme Court (61st), registered as a lawyer (Osaka Bar Association)
September 2012
Student of the Beijing dialect of Chinese at East China Normal University (Shanghai, China)
January 2013
Interned at firms including Shanghai office of King & Wood Mallesons Law Office among others
December 2013
Interned at Tsar & Tsai Law Firm (Taiwan)
July 2014
Registered as a tax accountant
July 2014
Inaugurated as a partner of Nakanoshima City Law Firm
September 2017
Established AXIS International Law Offices (Co-founder)
2020
Axis International Law Offices changed its name to S&W International Law Offices
Current Positions/Affiliations
  • - Member of Japan Tax Jurisprudence Association
  • - Member of Institute for Tax Litigation
  • - Lecturer (part-time lecturer) on "General Tax Regulations" at Ritsumeikan University School of Law (April 2016 - March 2021)
  • - nosh Inc. Outside Auditor
Main writings/essays
  • - "Inheritance legal counsel/practical handling of tax duties" SEIBUNSHA (Co., Ltd.) (Multiple authorship)
  • - "Tax duty counsel for new practitioners - Civil law volume" Yuhikaku Publishing (Co., Ltd.) (Multiple authorship)
  • - "Tax duty counsel for new practitioners - Corporate law volume" Yuhikaku Publishing (Co., Ltd.) (Multiple authorship)
Seminars/Lectures/Etc.
October 26th, 2013
Participated as a judge in the Sino-Japanese Consumer Law International Debate Association (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
July 10th, 2014
"Practical legal procedures for handling intellectual property conflicts in China"
(Conducted by the Osaka Institute of Invention and Innovation)
November 6th, 2015
TFO Chinese Seminar (#1) "Risk management for expansion into China"
May 27th, 2016
TFO Chinese Seminar (#2) "The employee invention system, the latest information, internal reporting systems, and automobile industry antimonopoly law guidelines"
July 21st, 2016
"Practical work concerning the Special Act Against Transfer of Consumption Tax for legal counsel" monthly meeting for The Association of Corporate Legal Departments
September 29, 2016
"Points of caution and other notes on inheritance based on recent decisions" Kinki Certified Public Tax Accountants’ Association, Kita Branch workshop
November 28, 2016
"Vital tax knowledge for legal counsel" Business Research Institute workshop
December 2nd, 2016
TFO Chinese Seminar #3 "Points of note when retiring from wholly-owned firms and merged firms"
Seminars on brand management, legal/tax services, and business strategies

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Masakazu Mimura

Masakazu Mimura
Location
Osaka
Languages
Japanese and Chinese
Academic and Professional History
March 2004
Graduated from the Kwansei Gakuin University School of Law and Politics
March 2006
Completed studies at Kwansei Gakuin University Graduate School of Law and Politics
December 2007
Completed studies as legal apprentice at the Supreme Court (60th)
December 2007
Registered as a lawyer (Osaka Bar Association)
September 2017
Established AXIS International Law Offices (Co-founder)
2020
Axis International Law Offices changed its name to S&W International Law Offices
Current Positions/Affiliations
  • - Member of the Osaka Bar Association International Committee, Administrative Problems Committee, Rights for Children Committee
  • - Member of Junior Chamber International Ashiya
  • - sanwacompany ltd. Outside Auditor
Main Writings/Essays
  • - "Q&A on business restructuring due to corporate splits or transfers of business" (Multiple authorship, CHUOKEIZAI-SHA, Inc.)
  • - "Newest practical work and judicial precedent concerning trademark rights" (Multiple authorship, Civil Law Research Association)
Seminars/Lectures/Etc.
June 2017
"Basic Knowledge and Practice of Contracts - Checkpoints of Contracts" Kinki Certified Public Tax Accountants' Association North Branch Workshop
October 2018
Seminar on Countermeasures for Claims in Cosmetic Medicine," hosted by Universal Small Amount and Short Term Insurance Co
February 2019
Seminar on Compliance Practices in ASEAN," hosted by Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry
November 2019
Seminar on How to Make Better Use of the SDGs to Strengthen Your Company's Strengths," hosted by Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry and JETRO Osaka Headquarters
August 2020
"Opportunities and Risks of the SDGs" co-hosted by the Japan Research Institute, Ltd. and the Firm, and supported by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (China) Shenzhen Branch
April 2022
"Legal Issues You Need to Know When Starting a Business," hosted by Entrepreneurship Plaza Hyogo
May 2022
"Legal Matters for Startups - What is a Legally Proper Company?", hosted by Minato Bank, S&W International Law Office, and Anchor Kobe

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Nozomi Honda

Nozomi Honda
Location
Osaka
Languages
Japanese and English
Academic and Professional History
March 2014
Graduated from Kobe University Faculty of Law
March 2016
Completed studies at Kyoto University Graduate School of Law
December 2017
Completed studies as a legal apprentice at the Supreme Court (70th), registered as a lawyer (Osaka Bar Association)
January 2018
Joined Axis International Law Offices(Currently S&W International Law Offices)
Current Positions/Affiliations
  • - Member of Venture Law Project Team, Business Reform Committee, Osaka Bar Association
  • - Member of Intellectual Property Committee, Osaka Bar Association
  • - Advisor, Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Kinki Headquarters
Seminars/Lectures/Etc.
  • - Osaka Innovation Hub and Osaka Bar Association Business Reform Committee Venture Law Project Team co-hosted "Understanding Finance from the Ground Up and What to Keep in Mind"
  • - "Legal affairs for startups - What is a legally proper company?" sponsored by Minato Bank, S&W International Law Office, and Anchor Kobe

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Nobuhiro Miyamoto

Nobuhiro Miyamoto
Location
Osaka
Languages
Japanese and English
Academic and professional history
March 2015
Graduated from Osaka University Faculty of Law
September 2016
Leaving Kyoto University Law School
December 2017
Finished studies as legal apprentice at the Supreme Court (70th)
Registered as a lawyer (Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
Joined Anderson Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu (Tokyo Office)
April 2020
Registered as a lawer (Osaka Bar Association)
Joined Chuo Sogo Law Office
April 2022
Joined S&W International Law Offices
Current Positions/Affiliations
  • - Member of the Osaka Bar Criminal Defense Committee
  • - Member of AI Law Study Group
  • - Represented plaintiffs in the constitutional litigation for marriage equality in Kansai
Seminars/Lectures/Etc.
  • - Points on the Amendment to the Whistleblower Protection Act and the Application of Property Insurance, Effective June 2022.
    (December 2021, co-sponsored by Chuo Sogo Law Offices and Marsh Japan K.K.)

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Mayuko Wada

Mayuko Wada
Location
Osaka
Languages
Japanese and English
Academic and professional history
March 2017
Graduated from Osaka University Faculty of Law
December 2018
Finished studies as legal apprentice at the Supreme Court (71th)
Registered as a lawyer (Osaka Bar Association)
January 2019
Joined KIIKKAWA Law Offices
June 2020
Joined S&W International Law Offices
Current Positions/Affiliations
  • - Osaka Bar Association, Business Reform Committee, Venture Law Project Team
  • - Small and Medium Enterprise Advisor (Management Support), Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan
Seminars/Lectures/Etc.
December 2021
"Information Management Required of Companies" co-hosted by the Osaka Bar Association Business Reform Committee Venture Legal Project Team and OIH
April 2022
”Legal Issues You Need to Know When Starting a Business," hosted by Entrepreneurship Plaza Hyogo, April 2022

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Kana Sai

Kana Sai
Location
Osaka
Languages
Japanese and English
Academic and professional history
March 2014
Graduated from School of International Liberal Studies, Waseda University
March 2017
Graduated from Kyoto University Law School
December 2018
Finished studies as legal apprentice at the Supreme Court (71th)
Registered as a lawyer (Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association)
Joined Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (Tokyo Office)
March 2020
Transfered to Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (Tokyo Office)
Registered as a lawer (Osaka Bar Association)
August 2021
Joined S&W International Law Offices
Seminars/Lectures/Etc.
June 2022
Lecture at Kyoto University Law School on study support for students

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Kotaro Fukumoto

Kotaro Fukumoto
Location
Osaka
Languages
Japan and English
Academic and professional history
March 2017
Graduated from Kyushu University Faculty of Law
March 2019
Graduated from Kobe University Law School
December 2020
Finished studies as legal apprentice at the Supreme Court (73th)
Registered as a lawyer (Osaka Bar Association)
January 2021
Joined S&W International Law Offices
Current Positions/Affiliations
  • - Legal Fellow, Kobe University Law School
  • - Osaka Bar Association Sports and Entertainment Law Practice Group

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Mai Fujioka

Mai Fujioka
Location
Osaka
Languages
Japanese and English
Academic and professional history
March 2018
Graduated from Osaka University Faculty of Law
March 2020
Graduated from Kyoto University Law School
April 2022
Finished studies as legal apprentice at the Supreme Court (74th)
Registered as a lawyer (Osaka Bar Association)
May 2022
Joined S&W International Law Offices

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  • Chinese Attorney
  • of Counsel

Hang Li

Hang Li
Academic and Professional History
March 2008
Master’s degree, Kobe University Graduate School of Law
March 2009
Withdrew from latter doctoral program at Kobe University Graduate School of Law
Fields of Specialization
  • - International investment
  • - Intellectual property rights, M&A/corporate restructuring, corporate legal services
  • - Conflict resolution
  • Mr.Hang Li is qualified in China and he is not qualified in Japan and is not registered foreing lawyer in Japan. Mr. Hang Li will not provide legal services in Japan.
- Conflict resolution
  • - "Applications for car dispatch services: legal analysis concerning new system designs and current models" (LexisNexis, October 2015)
  • - "Examples of resolution of foreign company strike incidents and the role of the law" (Japan "International Trade" June 2012)
  • - "Methods and processes related to investment in Japan by Chinese companies" (Peking University Legal Information Network, February 2010)
  • - Column: "Chinese Law Classroom" (Civil Network in Japanese, serialized publication from 2009 - 2011)
    Numerous other publications of specialist text in media on new legal issues concerning new internet industries, etc.

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  • Of Counsel (Admitted to practice in Idaho, USA)

DANIEL TSUBASA BLOCKSOM

DANIEL TSUBASA BLOCKSOM
Location
Osaka office
Academic and Professional History
April 2008
Graduation from Stanford University (B.A. with honors in Economics)
January 2009 – June 2011
Teaching Assistant for the Stanford University Public Policy Department
June 2011
Graduation from Stanford Law School (J.D.)
June 2011 – July 2012
Canyon County Criminal Deputy Prosecuting Attorney (Idaho)
July 2012 – September 2014
Canyon County Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney (Idaho)
August 2014 – August 2016
Owned and managed Blocksom Law & Policy, PLLC (Idaho)
December 2016 – August 2018
Boise County Prosecuting Attorney (Idaho)
August 2018 – January 2021
Canyon County Civil Deputy Prosecuting Attorney (Idaho)
April 2021 – present
Professor at Kyoto International University
August 2021 – present
Of Counsel at S&W International Law Offices
Qualifications
  • - Admitted to practice law in Idaho, USA
  • - Not registered as an attorney at foreign law in Japan
Areas of Practice
  • - Review, drafting, and negotiation of English contracts; corporate law; dispute resolution