Miguel Kitamura is the founder of KitamuraLaw. A graduate of
Tokyo University, he worked in the Japanese government for 13
years and began his career in private practice in 1992. He holds
master's degrees from Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School
of Government, Harvard University. Miguel Kitamura represents a
wide range of internationally-known clients in
telecommunications and broadcasting, life sciences, software
and intellectual property in Tokyo, for their
regulatory/commercial issues and acquisition/merger transactions
of these firms.
He represented the Japanese government institutions in cases brought
against before the World Trade Organization. He also wrote several articles
on the issues of high-technology industries including semiconductors and
pharmaceuticals, and international intellectual property issues. Languages: English, français
Yoshimichi (Leonard) Makiyama
Attorney, admitted in Japan and New York
Admitted in Japan and in New York, Yoshimichi Makiyama has been practicing law both in Japan and overseas over 20 years. As an IP expert, he worked in leading Japanese law firms and in
Microsoft Japan. Makiyama graduated from Tokyo University and received a masters degree from Columbia Law School and is also qualified as a patent counsel.
He represents both foreign and Japanese clients in a variety of industries and has been active in media and entertainment financing and transactions. Languages: English, Deutsch
Mamoru Narukawa, Ph.D. in biostatistics
Dr. Narukawa, graduate of the Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty of Tokyo
University, brings unique value to the firm's service as a scientific
advisor. Previously, he served in the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
of Japan and is well versed in the agency practice. He held key positions
in approval, development and reimbursement of drugs. He is also a tenured professor at Kitasato University.
Yuji Kitamura, Ph.D.
Dr. Kitamura received a Ph.D. in condensed matter physics from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is currently attending the Tokyo University Law School.
Life Science Resources
- Flowchart of Medical Device Reporting Requirement(PDF
- Excerpts of Japanese Drug Exclusivity Rules (2008)(PDF
- Japan's Drug GMP (2005)(PDF
- Japan's Medical Device QMS (2005)(PDF
- Welfare Economics of Drug Approval in Japan (2013)
- WTO Evidentiary Rules (1999)
- Application of Japanese Law to Web Transactions (1997)
- Paul Krugman's Impact on International Trade Policy