Yoshihiro Kataoka


  • 1977Chuo University (LL.B.)
  • 1980Admitted to bar

Professional Experience

  • 1981-84Director General, Financial Transaction Law Division, Legal Studies Department, Tokyo Bar Association
  • 1986-87Special Member, Study Group of Mortgage Securities, the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Finance
  • 1988-89Member, Study Group of Prepaid Card, the Ministry of Finance
  • 1997-98Special Member, Council for Environment Improvement of E-money and Electronic Payment, the Ministry of Finance
  • 1999-02Supreme Court Legal Training and Research Institute (In charge of Civil Advocacy Instructor’s Office)
  • 2003-05Part-time Instructor, the Graduate School of Law, Chuo University
  • 2004-07Part-time Instructor (2005- Visiting Lecturer), Chuo Law School (In charge of “Lawyering” and “Information Technology Society and Law”)
  • 2004-14Part-time Professor, Hosei Law School (In charge of Financial Transaction Law)
  • 2005-08Examination Committee Member, New National Bar Examination (in charge of Company Act and Commercial Code)
  • 2009-Member, Financial Law Board
  • 2010-14Visiting Professor, the Graduate School of Strategic Management
  • 2010-Supervisory Officer, Comforia Residential Reit, INC
  • 2011-Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, The Higo Bank Ltd,
  • 2013-Chairman, Financial Transaction Law Committee, Tokyo Bar Association
  • 2013-Outside Auditor, Silis Co., Ltd
  • 2014-18Outside Auditor, Casa inc.
  • 2016-Inspector, The Securitization Forum of Japan
  • 2016-Visiting Researcher, Research and Development Initiative, Chuo University

Awards & Achievement

  • 2007Awarded The Best Teachers Prize of the year by Chuo Law School
  • 2015,2016Included in The Sixth Edition of Best Lawyers in Japan in the practice areas of (i) Banking and Finance Law and (ii) Structured Finance Law