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Shinya Yoshida

Lawyer (Hyogo Bar Association member / Kobe office)
Certified Fraud Examiner / Marine Counselor / Licensed Condominium Administrator

Career history

1973 Born Fukuoka, Japan
1995 Transferred to Master of Laws after completing third year of Ritsumeikan University Faculty of Law
1997 Ritsumeikan University Graduate School (Master of Laws)
2001 Passed registered real-estate broker exam
2002 Passed administrative scrivener exam; passed apartment block administrator exam
2004 Extracurricular seminar instructor Ritsumeikan University graduate school faculty of law *
Passed Bar exam
2006 Completed legal training; registered as a lawyer
Entered Chuo Sogo Law Office, P.C.*
Support instructor Ritsumeikan University graduate school faculty of law *
2011 Member of expert committee for special business advice program for small and medium-sized enterprises with multiple debts (The Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry) *
2012 Registered as Marine Counselor
2014 Registered as Support lawyer of The Japan Real Estate Arbitration Organization
2015 Registered as Certified Fraud Examiner
Entered Higashimachi, LPC
2015 University of Southampton, Institute of Maritime Law (Certificate, 42nd Maritime Law Short Course) Seconded to shipping and an insurance law firm and a P&I club (UK)
2017 Became Higashimachi Law Office partner
* retired

Practice areas

  • Various insured events (including product liability, information leakage), occupational accidents and traffic accidents (including death, severe disability and higher dysfunction)
  • Land transportation, sea transportation and air transportation; marine accidents, port accidents and warehouse accidents; general maritime law
  • Fraud investigation and crisis management public relations
  • Insolvency (bankruptcy, civil rehabilitation, corporate reorganization)
  • Corporate legal affairs (commercial transactions, debt collection, industrial accidents, personnel and labor-related issues, antitrust law, subcontracting law)
  • Banking and trust law (including various types of finance and ship finance)
  • Real estate (including securitization, construction-related litigation, petitioning and handling of various provisional dispositions, compulsory execution)
  • International transactions
  • General transactions


  • "Practical Measures on Financial Instruments Trading Rules" (the first edition, coauthor); 2006, Kinzai
  • "Officer Duties and Treatment Handbook for Corporations" (co-author); 2007, Dai-Ichi Hoki
  • "TAX & LAW: Business Revitalization in Practice" (revised edition, co-author); 2007, Dai-Ichi Hoki
  • "TAX & LAW: Tenancy and Lease Tax Practices and Countermeasures" (revised edition, co-author); 2009, Dai-Ichi Hoki
  • "Practices of the New Insurance Law" (co-author); 2010, Economic Legal Research Institute
  • "Q&A: Practices of Trusts" (coauthor); 2010, Seirin Shoin
  • "Practices of the New Insurance Act" (coauthor); 2013, Kinzai
  • "4500 Legal Measures for Bank Tellers" (coauthor); 2013, Kinzai
  • "Laws and Practices of Boards of Directors" (coauthor); 2015, Shoji Homu Kenkyukai
  • “Case Note: A case in which, based on the terms and conditions of the charterparty being incorporated in the bill of lading, the carrier was judged not to be liable to the Charterer for damage caused by stevedores -The "Sea Miror" Case [2015]EWHC 1747(Comm)” The Japan Shipping Exchange, Maritime Law Review Vol. 229 (November 2015)
  • "First Major Revision in 120 Years! Overview of Commercial Code (Transportation / Maritime Commerce) Revision Guidelines" Business Homu Vol. 16, No. 5 (May 2016)
  • "Practical Guide to Bills of Lading, with Examples" (co-author); 2016, Seizando-Shoten


  • Legal issues concerning parking-lot management (June 2012)
  • Importance of transaction contract provisions and points to consider (November 2013)
  • Business legal issues concerning real estate (February 2014)
  • Corporate defense ~ Know-how for collecting accounts receivable (May 2014)
  • Dealing with scandals ~ A lifeline for corporate survival and maintenance of reputation (August 2014)
  • Worker compensation measures for management (February 2015)
  • Practical problems surrounding occupational accidents - Based on contemporary cases of occupational accidents (April 2015)
  • Corporate misconduct and countermeasures - Corporate scandals and compliance (May 2015)
  • Employee-related problems and practical response (October 2015)
  • What to do when an operator (time charterer) goes bankrupt (December 2015)
  • Guide to dealing with bankruptcy for shipowners (February 2016)
  • Practical response to sexual harassment and power harassment – Resolution methods to keep in mind (March 2016)
  • Management strategy and human resources / labour - Legal issues in recruitment and retirement (January, February 2017)
  • Troubleshooting in stores - Voluntary chain legal practice (February 2017)
  • HR and labour management strategy ~ Legal problems during the term of employment (March, April 2017)
  • Labour contracts in practice and problems in employment regulations (May, June 2017)
  • Learning corporate law issues from familiar examples (June 2017)
  • Key points in basic trading contracts (August, September 2017)
  • Key points in subcontracts and outsourcing contracts (September, October 2017)
  • Law related to logistics - Transportation (land, sea, air) and warehousing (November 2017)


  • The Japan Shipping Exchange, Inc
  • The Japanese Society of Insurance Science
  • Japan Association of Arbitrators
  • The Japanese Commercial Arbitration Association
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Japan
  • The Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • The Japan Real Estate Arbitration Organization (as a Support Lawyer)
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