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Satoru Kohdera

Lawyer (Hyogo Bar Association member / Kobe Office)
Managing Partner

Career history

1958 Born Hyogo, Japan
1984 Graduated from Osaka University Faculty of Law
1988 Passed Bar exam
1991 Completed legal training; registered as a lawyer; entered Ohshiro Law Office
1993 Became Higashimachi Law Office partner
1999 Kobe city nursing care service evaluation study group, member *
2000 Member of judging panel Amagasaki city official information disclosure system *; Kobe city public welfare research committee, special member
2003 Hyogo Bar Association Vice-president *
2004 Adjunct instructor, Kwansei Gakuin University Faculty of Law *,Kobe Anshin Support committee member; Kanki Inc, auditor
2006 Civil mediator (Sasayama Summary Court / Kobe Summary Court) Kobe city public welfare research committee, special member
2009 Japan support center Hyogo region office regional aid, head of judging panel
2013 Substitute auditor for Kawasaki Heavy Industries
* retired


  • Coauthor of "An easy to understand guide to company law"; 2003, Shin Nihon Hoki
  • Co-editor-in-chief of "The Elements of the Tramper Shipping Business" by Shigeru Tamura; 2009, Inui Steamship Co., Ltd.

Published cases

  • Compensation for damages request case (Amagasaki City Amagasaki Higashi Senior High School Case, Kobe District Court, judgment September 10, 2002, ROHAN 841-73)

Main maritime law cases handled

  • Interlocutory Injunction Order Request Case against the alleged Vessel (Admiralty Law Study Bulletin No. 111 /1 page, 1991)
  • Damages Compensation Claim Case on the Oil Spill (Case of Nakhodka, Fukui District Court, 1999)


  • Kobe Rotary Club member
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