A niche law firm where knowledgeable
and experienced lawyers
provide legal support and
strategic counseling to businesses who aren’t afraid to use their groundbreaking
intellectual property and IT assets to thrive in a globally competitive market.

SERVICEFor Intellectual Property・IT・Artificial Intelligence・Venture Businesses—STORIA Law Office

With the mission of providing legal support to businesses who use their groundbreaking intellectual property and IT assets to thrive in a competitive market, STORIA Law Office is a niche law firm that supports and acts as outside counsel for businesses with strengths in leading intellectual property fields (copyrights, patents, etc.), Artificial Intelligence Business, IT-related businesses that develop web services, systems and apps, as well as university venture businesses and other venture businesses related to manufacturing, medical and healthcare. In addition, STORIA Law Office has provided legal advice to Kobe City in its efforts to attract overseas companies and its support for startups.

In addition to domestic matters, STORIA Law Office also provides seamless legal support for global businesses for their cross-border activities, including drafting agreements for international transactions in English, business expansion into Japan, and representing or advising global companies in dispute resolution.

STORIA Law Office provides a broad range of support and services tailored to the size and growth stage of companies with business operations centered in Tokyo and the Osaka-Kobe area, and who range from domestic and international companies to companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and small to mid-sized enterprises, and also include startups and venture businesses. With offices in Tokyo and Kobe and lawyers fluent in English, STORIA Law Office’s services are national in scope and are available in Japanese and English.

LAWYERSTORIA Law Office Introduction of Attorneys

Taichi KakinumaPartner
Member of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Committee for Contract Guidelines on Utilization of AI and Data. Mr. Kakinuma has come to be regarded as one of Japan’s foremost experts on AI-related legal issues and is a much sought-after speaker. Through extensive experience and knowledge gained by handling numerous copyright-related cases as well as his qualification and consulting experience as a Small and Medium Enterprise Management Consultant, Mr. Kakinuma has developed a deep familiarity and understanding of corporate management and related issues. He primarily represents companies and enterprises with copyright needs,including AI vendors, small and medium-sized manufacturers, content production companies and the like.
Kenji SugiuraPartner
Corporate counsel for web services, software and app development, AI vendors, IoT, data businesses, game content production, entertainment planning and production, and related areas. Legal Affairs for IT Companies, Web Services.
Provides legal support for launching start-up web service businesses, drafting terms of use and other contracts, and creation of payment schemes. Mr. Sugiura is passionate about promoting new technology and entrepreneurial efforts as a back-bone to the new Japanese economy. Works closely with corporate clients to design viable business models. Mainly handles matters involving software app development, platform business, data business and entertainment. Particular expertise in internet law, the Payment Services Act, the Copyright Act and related laws. Prior corporate experience before registering as a lawyer.
Naoko Sugino
Legal Affairs of Venture Businesses
Drafting Contracts
Masayoshi Hishida
Legal Affairs of IT Businesses
Naotaka Yamashiro
Legal Affairs of Content Businesses
Terms of Use・Contract Drafting
Hirokazu Yamaguchi
Legal Affairs of Venture Businesses
Terms of Use・Contract Drafting