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STORIA 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.
Kanako KondoPartner
Partner handling Supporting international business expansion, drafting, revision and negotiation of commercial contracts for domestic and international transactions in English and Japan, representation of corporations and individuals in dispute resolution; particular expertise representation involving IT, software, contracts relating to AI, Data Business, Manufacturing, Joint Ventures, and Start-ups, international Sale of Goods, Private Information Protection Regulations(GDPR, Japanese Acts, etc.).
Since August 2019, an accredited mediator of CEDR (Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution). CEDR is a UK-based organization for international dispute resolution.
Since October, 2019, lecturing international trade law at Osaka Prefecture University; teaching various rules of international trade, IT / AI business law, international personal information protection law, international sales, etc.
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