Tago Iwata & Tamura

Miya Bldg. 5A(reception)5B4A

4-3-4, Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, Japan

Telephone: +81-3-6272-5922 / Facsimile: +81-3-6261-2023

E-mail: yu@tamura-law.com


 May 2008     University of Virginia School of Law, 

                      Charlottesville, VA

                       Master of Laws (LL.M.)


 Oct. 2002     The Legal Training and Research Institute of the

                      Supreme Court of Japan, Saitama, Japan

                        Certificate (Qualification to Practice Law)


 March 1998  Keio University, Faculty of Law, Tokyo, Japan

                        Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)


Tago Iwata & Tamura, Tokyo, Japan (January 2011 to present)

Founding Partner, Attorney-at-Law

Ø  Labor Dispute Resolution

-     Representing Japanese and foreign companies as defendants in labor lawsuits before all levels of courts of Japan.  This has included conducting witness examinations, and preparing pleadings and submissions.  Significant matters related to labor laws handled to date include:

     Representing a Japanese subsidiary of a Finnish company in a labor lawsuit, defending the company from the plaintiff’s claim for compensation for damages arising out of power harassment.

     Representing a variety of companies in more than 45 labor tribunal proceedings over dismissals, compensation, etc.


Ø  Collective Bargaining Negotiations

-     Representing foreign and domestic companies in collective bargaining negotiations with labor unions and assisting the companies in managing their relationships with labor unions.


Ø  General Corporate

-     Providing a variety of corporate legal advice in connection with labor and employment laws, the Civil Code, the Commercial Code and other Japanese laws and regulations.


Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Tokyo, Japan (Oct. 2002 to Dec. 2010)

Associate Attorney-at-Law

Ø  Dispute Resolution

-     Represented major Japanese and foreign companies as plaintiffs and defendants in civil, commercial, antitrust, labor, intellectual property, and criminal lawsuits before all levels of courts of Japan. 


Ø  General Corporate

-     Conducted legal research and drafting various legal documentation including agreements, regulations, and memoranda in connection with a broad range of legal issues.

-     Performed the legal work in both English and Japanese.


Ø  Law Teaching

-     Participated as an instructor in arbitration workshops sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, which were held at Sophia University Law School.  Provided graduate students with practical instruction on arbitration/mediation skills and procedures (February 2005, March 2006 and September 2006).


Ø  Seminars

-     “Countermeasures against Labor Unions under the Union Act”: Led seminar for more than 100 participants in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya (August 2012).

-     “Resolution of Labor Dispute over Dismissals and Compensation”: Led seminar for more than 100 participants in Tokyo (September 2011).

-     “Simulated Civil Dispute in Court”: Led seminar for more than 100 employees of global cellular-phone company (August 2006).

-     “Sexual Harassment”: Led seminar for more than 150 employees of the largest M&A consultancy company’s in Japan (August 2006).


Ø  Publications

-     DVD of “Leading model of acts as an attorney-at-law and/or arbitrator in International Dispute in Arbitration” for law schools (October 2006).

-     Book of “Countermeasures against labor unions” (August 2012).


-Member of the Japan Federation of Bar Associations

-Member of the Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association

-Member of the New York State Bar Association 

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Miya Bldg. 5B 4-3-4, Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, Japan


・1 min. walk from Exit 2, Kojimachi Sta. (Yurakucho Line)

・5 min. walk from Exit 1, Hanzomon Sta. (Hanzomon Line)

・7 min. walk from Exit 9b, Nagatacho Sta. (Yurakucho Line, Hanzomon Line, Namboku Line)


☎03-6272-5922  ☎03-6272-5923  ☎03-6261-2021(受付時間:9:00~21:00) 
・メールアドレス: info@tamura-law.com
・住所:〒102-0083東京都千代田区麹町4-3-4 宮ビル5B(有楽町線麹町駅2番出口徒歩1分)(半蔵門線半蔵門駅1番出口から徒歩5分)